About Us

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. And if you're hoping to do an internship, talk to us.

We use a wide variety of resources to help students develop the skills and confidence to realize their dreams and make a difference in the world. We also assist alums who are refining their goals and making transitions in their work lives.


SPARC staff look forward to meeting with you! To make an appointment, use our Handshake scheduler or give us a call at 413.559.5445. You can also email questions to sparc@hampshire.edu

Carin Rank, director and career counselor
Phone: 413.559.5385
Email: crank@hampshire.edu

Kate McConnell, associate director and career counselor
Phone: 413.559.5768
Email: kmcconnell@hampshire.edu

SPARC Office
Phone: 413.559.5445
Fax: 413.559.6148
Email: sparc@hampshire.edu

Student Staff
The faces change somewhat each semester, but our Student Ambassadors are invariably friendly and helpful. Don't hesitate to ask them for assistance.

Receive Information & Opportunities via our Email Lists:


Internship and short-term job announcements


Job listings for upcoming graduates and young alums


Graduate school information, events, test info


For information and updates about the Fulbright program


Film internships and the Creative Media Internship Program


News and events related to health professions

Law School

Law school information, events, test info, law-related news


Events and opportunities for Hampshire students and recent grads interested in writing-related careers, including Hampshire Writer's Advisory Council events and opportunities.

Hampshire College does not investigate or verify the nature or quality of opportunities posted on these email lists, including without limitation the safety of the environment, housing or transportation, or any other aspect of the opportunities offered. It is the applicant's responsibility to investigate all opportunities. Applicants assume all risks, including loss of personal property, financial loss, injury or death, related to their participation in any opportunity. Hampshire College is not an agent of, and has no responsibility for, any third party including without limitation the sponsor which may provide any services including food, lodging, travel, or any equipment associated with the internship.