Where are you Christmas? Just Past Finals Week!


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“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!” – Author Unknown

As the Fall semester comes to a close, the Hope College community is buzzing  with different emotions. There is excitement as Christmas draws near, and the looming emotion of stress is palpable as finals week inches closer. There is also the emotion of accomplishment, as final papers or portfolios are turned in.

The Career Development Center is feeling this accomplishment as well – we’ve accomplished a lot this semester! The STEM Fair, Seminary Day, Gap Year Fair, Arts and Humanities Alumni Panel, and the many recruiters that came to campus were just some of the highlights. These events informed students of options after graduation and gave them ample opportunities to explore different organizations and what they do.

As the new year approaches, the Career Development Center has many more events that will be beneficial to students in the coming semester. For example, the Summer Camp Fair will be held on January 18th, the Internship Fair will be held on February 2nd, and the Etiquette Dinner will be held on March 1st. Two events the CDC is most excited about are College to Career held on April 19th, and the Living and Working Series events which will take place in the months of March and April. These events will give graduating seniors a look at what life will be like after graduation in areas varying from faith and work, to friends and relationships. It will be a good time to get students thinking about how to approach the different areas of their life once graduation comes.

Since we’re wrapping up the semester and looking forward to Christmas, we found some tips that we think would be useful for the finals week ahead:

  • Maximize on your sleep
  • Eat healthy and drink plenty of water
  • Plan your time
  • Make sure to take breaks
  • Exercise
  • Review and revise your materials
  • Try and stay motivated to the end!

The CDC would like to wish you good luck and success as this semester draws to an end. Remember that Drop-Ins will will still be available 3:00pm-4:30pm during finals week. Enjoy this holiday season and we will see you next semester!

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