Congratulations entering your senior year at Hope College. While graduation is months away, your last year at Hope will go by quickly. Therefore, please consider seriously taking some initial steps now to plan your transition to work or graduate school.

Our staff would be happy to assist you over the coming weeks to help you with a variety of issues, including:

  • Clarifying your career direction
  • Developing a plan for finding work
  • Approaches to effective networking (it’s in who you know… let us help connect you)
  • Coaching on how to prepare for interviews (what to wear, what to say, how to say it, and what to ask), as well as practicing your interviewing skills through a mock interview.

You will want to update or create your resume in Handshake, since it is the only tool we use for our events, intern/job postings and scheduling appointments with our staff. Please be sure to have a current profile with your up to date resume loaded.

Watch for upcoming events and opportunities to pursue at For example, in a few short weeks, there will be our annual Fall Recruiting Fair on October 2 to learn about, and pursue a range of opportunities.

Please call our office to schedule a mock interview to prepare for any upcoming interviews that you may have. Gaining experience with interviewing is key to building your confidence for the real thing. And, consider using our online interview practice portal, InterviewPrep.

Take control of your future by taking initiative now. We are looking forward to meeting with you soon!

Dale Austin
Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

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