Judge a Book by its Cover.

First impressions matter. Whether you’re applying for a year long internship, a summer job, or a potential future career position, it’s essential that you make a good impression on your potential employer. There are several factors that contribute to making a good first impression, such as having an impressive resume, strong interviewing skills, and a …

Meaningful Work – Why Start Now?

The average American will spend about 23,000 hours of his or her life working.  That’s over 11 years.  It seems natural to turn to hobbies and activities outside of work to find a sense of purpose or meaning, but when so much of our lives will likely be spent in the workplace, it makes even more sense to pursue work we find meaningful. Why …

Getting Started with the Career Development Center!

Welcome to the Hope College Career Development Center Blog! This blog is designed to help you as a Hope College student or graduate learn more about all the Career Development Center (CDC) has to offer, from upcoming events, to tips for your career exploration process, and everything in between! What am I going to do with my …

Living and Working in Grand Rapids and Chicago: Networking 101

  As you may know, two of the Career Development Center’s major events coming up–Living and Working in Grand Rapids (4/1) and Chicago (4/15)–networking is something that you should feel comfortable with. Well you are in luck because we have some networking tips just for you! First, it is important to know that networking is a …

Welcome to the Career Development Center!

Welcome to the Career Development Center’s blog! The purpose for this blog is to showcase the services of our office, as well as to give our readers a look into a different professional development topics every week. Our hope is that you will be connected to our office in new ways. We want to shed …