Supporting your Purpose through Action, Resources, and Connections

Supporting your purpose through action, resources, and connections.

At SPARC, we start with the premise that life is a process, not a linear career path. Your purpose will emerge as you experiment, reflect, re-imagine, and experiment again. Working with us, you'll discover creative ways to weave your interests and values into meaningful life work. SPARC will partner with you to develop skills, choose resources and make connections that support you in creating a life that is uniquely you. 

SPARC isn't just for students who are about to graduate. It can be very helpful for students to get an early start on discovering the potential connections between their academic interests and work. We're also a resource for alums from networking to hiring we're here to help you long after you leave Hampshire. 

Visit US

Our accessible office is on the third floor of the library, to the right as you exit the elevator. We are generally open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. Schedule an appointment using the link above. We offer phone/zoom appointments as well as in-person appointments for students and alums. You can also reach us by email at

Take Action: Find Your Path

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Path to Purpose: A Div by Div Guide

SPARC created this guide to suggest action steps, provide resources, and nurture connections to help you develop a sense of purpose along your academic and life path.

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Jobs and Internships

We can help you with every stage of your job or internship search, including finding direction, researching opportunities, and applying for positions.

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Graduate School

From the early stages of planning to submitting your application, we're here to help you explore your interests and investigate where a graduate degree can take you.

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Meet with Us

Schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors or alum ambassadors to talk through your questions, explore potential career paths, get connected to mentors, and find relevant resources.

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Find Resources: Links and How-to Guides

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Funding for Projects and Internships 

Hampshire alumni and friends of the College have generously donated funds to support students' work and summer internships, here you'll find a list of opportunities as well as grants available from outside Hampshire.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Career Resources

These resources will serve as a tool to amplify opportunity and foster greater equity as you explore the internship and job landscape.

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Join Our Mailing List

Learn about jobs that are posted to SPARC, Five College Consortium recruiting events, upcoming webinars and events, and more!

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How-to: Resumes and Cover Letters

Finding a great job or internship is only halfway to landing a position. With our help, you can translate your skills, experiences, and academic history into cover letters and resumes that help you get the gig.

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Make Connections: Professional and Alumni Networking

The Hampshire Network

A great resource for students and alums seeking career advice or affinity groups.