Make Connections! Boerigter Center Events and Programs Spring 2020

Hey students – Two words that summarize everything going on at the Boerigter Center this semester: Make Connections! Years ago, I was living and working in the Detroit area, keeping an eye out for an opportunity to move to West Michigan to be closer to family. I applied online for various jobs with little success. […]

So you want to be a Graduate Assistant?

When weighing graduate school options one opportunity students should look to consider is a graduate assistantship in athletics. It is a great way to earn money while in school and also gain invaluable experiences in your field.  Graduate assistants are very important to a collegiate sports team, and because of that the NCAA has bylaws […]

Senior Christmas Break Checklist

The holiday break is almost upon us. For some of you, this may be the first time you’re experiencing the joys of the long-awaited Christmas and New Year’s break from the busy schoolwork and extracurricular meetings. For others, this may be the final time you’ll be getting time off before launching into the next season […]

Parent to Parent: Helping Your Student Navigate Their Vocation and Calling

So your son or daughter returned home for the holidays! You are so excited to see them only to have that dampened by mounds of dirty laundry, late night comings and goings, and an expressed lack of direction toward a major and career path. The laundry is a long but simple fix. Reminders about expectations […]

A Note to Senior Public Accounting Majors

Dear future CPAs, Fall recruiting is booming, and with it the stress of the future. Many of you may be in the midst of interviews and applications, while others are still riding the emotional high of accepting your first full-time position for after graduation. For those of us that have accepted a position, it is […]

Survival Guide: The Job You Hate

If you drag yourself to work with a feeling of dread every day, this is for you. No one likes every task they undertake throughout the course of their job, but that is quite different from considering quitting before every shift. I know I did this most days when I worked at a movie theater […]

HANDSHAKE: Finding a Job and More

As a Senior, something always on my mind, which I am sure many seniors could agree on is: What will I do after I graduate? The answers to this question will vary, some will choose to continue learning and attend graduate school, medical school, but many will join the workforce. If you are planning to […]

A Successful Summer of Opportunities

This past summer was one full of learning and growth for many Hope College students and alumni. From Discoverwork opportunities to jobs, internships and even clinical experiences, many students and alumni were hard at work in career fields they enjoy. Keep reading to find out what some of them were up to this summer!  Natalie […]

Fall 2019 | What You Need to Know

Did you know that all appointments are now made through Handshake? Learn more at or read our blog post! Join us September 23 through October 2 for Career Week! Please click on each event for a full description including registration information. September 23Decision Making | BCCC | 11am – 12pmDecision Making | BCCC | […]

Dear Senior . . .

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 […]