The Office of Alumni & Family Engagement and The Boerigter Center for Calling & Career will launch this year’s Hope College Connection LIVE program with three exciting events in October. This program, once known as “Living & Working In,” was a series of live events in various cities that focused on networking between alumni and students. We are excited to be expanding the newly rebranded “Hope College Connection LIVE” program to include various events with different topics of focus. This program is designed to create a variety of unique interactive opportunities for professional connections for alumni with current students and each other. We know our alumni have experiences and expertise that can benefit the Hope community and we invite you to take part to both share and learn! This year, all events will be hosted virtually, which means we are hoping to include alumni from all over the world who may not have been able to attend in the past.
Join us virtually each Tuesday in October:
October 13 | 11-11:50 am | Onboarding & Negotiation
So you’ve been offered the job – now what? What questions do you ask from the start? What should you look out for? How can you set yourself up for success within your new role? Join us as alumni HR professionals provide guidance and advice regarding the process of accepting and starting a new job. If you might also have some advice to share with fellow alumni or current students regarding this topic, we’d love to have you there! Register today.
October 20 | 7-8:30 pm | Industry Focus: International Relations & Diplomacy
One of the goals of Hope College is to “grow world Christians in the soil of Hope”. Many of our alumni have made a career of working to create a better world by reaching past borders. Whether you are currently working within this exciting industry, looking to break into it, or simply want to learn more, we invite you to take part in this event! Alumni panelists will share their experiences working in our global community, particularly during these unique times. Register today!
October 27 | 4-5:30 pm | Industry Focus: The Arts
Creating art for the enjoyment and improvement of the world is never easy – and we know a global pandemic hasn’t made it any easier. During this time we are so happy to be able to have a Hope College Connection: Live! event devoted to building up a network of current Hope College students and Hope alumni in the different arts fields. Register today!
With alumni and students attending from all across the spectrum of the arts, from studio art and theatre to dance and music, this event is an opportunity for connections to be created as Hope students to ask questions and alumni share their experiences and advice.
It is our goal to continue to offer opportunities for students and alumni to engage with the campus community in meaningful ways. Please give consideration to the personal role that you can have in making these events successful.