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.

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Carin Rank, Director

Kate McConnell, Associate Director


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

For Employers

Hampshire's self-designed curriculum inspires students to take initiative, be resourceful, and approach their lives' work with creativity and passion. As interns and employees, Hampshire students and alumni bring exceptional skills and qualities to your organization.

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For Alumni

Whether you're a recent grad or making a career change, SPARC services are available to you. Are you ready to share your experiences, expertise, and/or opportunities with Hampshire students? There are many ways to get involved, both on campus and from afar.

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SPARC helps students gain practical experience throughout their time at Hampshire: 86% of our students participate in an internship or other relevant work experience prior to graduating, helping them to be competitive as they apply their knowledge and skills to future endeavors.

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