So Long, Farewell…The Seniors Give Their Last Remarks

College goes by in the blink of an eye, and with that, some of our beloved Career Advisors will be leaving us. Several CA’s are leaving our staff this year. Though we are sad to see them go, we wanted to give them one last chance to reflect on what the Career Development Center, now, …

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 …

CDC Memories

As this semester draws to a close, everyone on campus is filled with an array of emotions. Underclassmen are excited that they are moving up in the Hope world, and upperclassmen are feeling more nostalgic as their time here seems to be flying by. The seniors are feeling especially nostalgic as they reflect on their …

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 …

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 …

Interview Attire: Dress to Impress!

Interview coming up? Scouring the internet searching for help? Look no further. Or, at least, stop googling “Business Casual Attire [insert gender here].” We rolled up our sleeves, did some research, and checked with the experts. We spoke with a future CPA, a Hope College Education professor, and an Ad Agency Account Planner to learn their tips and tricks …

Jobs, Resumes, and Interviews, Oh My!

  Having trouble finding jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities that pertain to your area of interest? Looking for resume assistance or interview help? Jobstop is an excellent resource for exploring multiple careers, learning about different organizations, and improving your resume and interview skills. Jobstop is an online tool open to students and alumni that can …

Join Our CDC Team!

  Looking for an awesome job that will develop you personally and professionally as you work alongside an amazing staff? Apply for a Career Advisor position at the Career Development Center! Current Career Advisors Jessica White and Stephanie Eiler write about their experiences working in the CDC: Jessica speaks to the CDC’s role in her …

Career Night!

On Tuesday, November 3rd, The Career Development Center hosted a game show-themed event called “Career Night” at Phelps Dining Hall! Everyone who played the game answered questions about the Career Development Center, winning various prizes donated by businesses in the greater Holland area. It was a lot of fun and a big success!   The …

Networking Works

Networking works. However, we know it can also be a little intimidating. Hope has thousands of alumni, and you probably know hundreds of professionals! How do you sort it all out? First off, take advantage of the resources you have! Know some professionals in your potential field? Shoot them an email saying you’re interested in talking to them …