The Boerigter Center is here to support you through these unprecedented times and we want to help you navigate plans for a meaningful summer. Please know we are taking appointments virtually through Handshake. Here are some ideas of what you can do if your summer plans have changed:

  • Ask the employer if you can continue your internship by working remotely – maybe they have projects that they could assign you that you can work on from home.
  • Prepare to be the best candidate moving forward by working on your interviewing skills (schedule a virtual mock interview appointment or use InterviewStream) and update your resume.
  • Find a summer job.
  • Consider a micro-internship or shadowing experience.
  • Volunteer in your community.
  • Explore PathwayU.
  • Focus on your professional development! Take online tutorials and listen to podcasts related to your potential career fields of interest.
  • Connect with alumni through The Hope College Connection and set up some informational interviews.
  • Research graduate programs.
  • Study for MCATs, LSATs, GREs, etc.
  • Learn a new foreign language.
  • Be creative! Build a professional portfolio. Start a blog.  Play music. Start a journal. 
  • Learn life skills or pick up new hobbies like cooking, gardening, or photography.
  • Practice self-care. 

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