A Quick Yearly Handshake Checkup

  Handshake can seem very intimidating and can be tough to navigate around. Here is a brief breakdown of what you can do each year at Hope to ensure you stay on top of your Handshake account!  Freshman- Get your Handshake profile started as a Freshman, it will make it so much easier in the coming […]

Conquering Career Fairs

Last semester I had the opportunity to go to the Economics and Business Fair. Even though I am a Political Science major, I still valued and appreciated the experience. I had the chance to interact with a few employers and ask them for advice for college students looking for jobs or internships at a career […]

Working at a Summer Camp: More than just a job

  If working at a summer camp sounds like the job for you please join your fellow Hope College students at the Summer Camp Fair hosted by the Career Development Center which will take place on January 17th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm in Maas Center, Auditorium. Continue reading to see why working at […]

Finding an Industry if You Have No Idea Where to Start

For some people, knowing what industry they want to work in is easy to decide, for others not so much. I’ve been there myself and, in fact, I’m still torn about what I want to do.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to have it all figured out just yet, BUT here are some tips for […]

How to conquer email- The request (part 2)

Part II: The request part of the email series. Include the Details This bullet seems straightforward, I know. However, it is worth noting that when you email someone with a request you need to include all the details about whatever you are asking them. For example, you wouldn’t email your professor and say “I need […]

Meet the Writers: Mikaila Bisson

Hello, everyone! My name is Mikaila Bisson and I am one of the writers behind the Career Development Center blog. Along with Nicole Mutua and Sarah Carpenter, I write about what is happening at the Career Development Center. Since there are three of us, we thought it would be beneficial to readers to get to know a […]

Internships – What Can They Do For You?

“Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” -Unknown   Many students nowadays have no idea what they want to do for a job or career because there are so many different fields of work to be exposed to. One way for a student to narrow down their options is to participate in internships. Internships […]

Summer Fun, Sun, and Jobs!

The semester is flying by, and summer is just around the corner! We hope that your summer is filled with fun and some much needed rest, but we also hope that you take some time to expand upon your career exploration process! Whether you’re working a summer job, interning with an organization, or even just […]

Career Exploration for International Students

We are encouraged to improve our career exploration all the time. We find ourselves needing to look for internships, interview well, create strong resumes, etc. What if you’re trying to do all this when you’re from a different country? What does that look like? Hope College senior Sasha Yonov is an international student, hailing from Nicosia, […]

Philadelphia Fun

Interested in studying off-campus for a semester while getting a taste of independence in a big city? The Philadelphia Center offers an awesome program that does just that! Hope College senior and Career Advisor Jaclyn Van Dyk writes about her experience in the program: “I had the opportunity to spend the past fall semester on […]