Bringing Joy, One Cup of Coffee at a Time

How do you find your calling? What is your purpose – the thing that you just know you were created to do? I recently sat down with Mark Dykema, a local business owner and 2007 Hope College grad. As a student, he had opportunities to reflect on his strengths through classes and conversations with his […]

Our New Platforms: Electronic Resources for Your Journey

There are so many new platforms that The Boerigter Center for Calling and Career has been rolling out in the past year! Which one should you use? When searching for an internship or career after college, there are so many different places to begin looking. It can be overwhelming, especially if you do not know […]

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 […]

Where Will You Go?: The Philadelphia Semester

We have many outstanding off-campus study programs at Hope College.  Getting a new experience in another part of the country – or the world – is a rich learning opportunity.  Some of my best memories as a Hope student were from my time at the Vienna Summer School.  Students – as you plan out your […]

The Importance of Being Involved

Getting involved in college can be tough and daunting. Although there are dozens of organizations that may sound very appealing and interesting, balancing academics, involvement, and a social life can quickly become a pain to handle. However, being involved in college has many benefits. Here are four reasons you should get involved in school and […]

Parent to Parent: How do we help our students in the summer?

Written By: Amy Freehafer, Senior Academic and Career Advisor Hard to believe the 2018-2019 school year is coming to a close! If you are like me, you have mixed feelings about your student returning home for the summer. In my own experience, as much as I looked forward to this time it was not without […]

Journey to Finding a Major – Addison Huss (’19)

The path of deciding a major is a stressful and confusing one for many, myself included. When I first came to Hope, I felt the weight of the decision in front of me. Although I knew from a fairly young age what I wanted to do when I grew up, I didn’t know what major, […]

An Incredible Summer: Danny Carpenter ’19

Camping, kids, outdoors, fun, and Jesus…what more could you want? Working at a summer camp changed my life for the better and I could not be more thankful. When I was a freshman at Hope, I stumbled across a recruiting table for Springhill Camps. I had thought about working at a summer camp before, but […]

My Summer at Camp Geneva: Addison Huss ’19

Thinking about my time at Camp Geneva always brings a smile to my face.  Who knew that three short months could impact your life so much? Going into my summer, I expected to laugh, grow, and learn a lot, but I didn’t expect this opportunity to impact me as much as it did. I like […]

Why Consider the Insurance Industry?

Michigan is home to some of the nation’s largest insurance companies. The industry employs over 50,000 people and serves millions of policyholders in areas such as health insurance, property/casualty insurance, and life insurance. Insurance companies work to provide financial assurance products covering a diverse range of financial risks. Many students do not have the insurance […]