The Boerigter Center Goes to Washington!

Written By: Shonn Colbrunn, Executive Director, Boerigter Center for Calling and Career This week I had the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. along with fellow Boerigter Center team members Matt Adkins and Chanda Slenk. We joined Dr. Scott VanderStoep, Dean of Social Sciences, and Dr. Tom Smith, the Dr. Leon A. Bosch ’29 Professor of […]

The Value of an Internship: Pam VanPutten ’87

With over half of the semester behind us, you may be starting your search for a job or internship for the spring or summer of 2019. This past week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Pam VanPutten ’87, Coordinator of Mentoring & Internships in the Center for Ministry Studies here at Hope. All who […]

Growing in the Real World with an Internship: Student Experiences

Looking for ways to build your resume and gain professional experience? An internship might be the best choice for you! Internships can prepare you for your career and life after college by letting you explore your interests. Many Hope students participate in experiential learning opportunities during the summer and during the school year. If you […]

Internships with Jena Gasworth

“The only source of knowledge is experience.”- Albert Einstein By the time a student graduates from Hope College they will have participated in some form of experiential learning opportunity. One way is through an internship! Here at the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career, Jena Gasworth works with students who are searching for these types of […]

Insta-Story: A Millennial’s Unique Internship

Intern: Kelly Arnold, ’19 Major: Communications, Digital Marketing focus Location: Hope College Public Affairs and Marketing Kelly Arnold is a passionate learner and lover of all things media. Two summers ago, Kelly interned with the University of Michigan’s social media team, and this past summer she worked as a social media assistant for Hope’s Public Affairs and […]

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 […]

The Philadelphia Program – Experiential Learning at Its Finest

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions”  – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. If you are considering studying off-campus to gain valuable ‘real world’ experience while also earning credits towards your degree, The Philadelphia Center could be perfect program for you! Students have the opportunity to do an […]

Finding Your Fit

“The expert at anything was once a beginner.” ― Helen Hayes We all know at least one person who has known what they wanted to do since the second grade. Those who, even then, had a straight forward answer to the very cliche question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and […]

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, […]