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, …

Internships Shouldn’t Scare You

Do you have an idea of what you would like your dream career to look like, but aren’t sure how to get there? Or maybe you have no idea what career you want, but are looking for ways to find out? Either way, having an internship is a great way to open doors for future …

Steps to Exploring Out of State Careers

Is there a city you’ve always wanted to live in? A town that you can totally see yourself living and working in, but you have no idea how to make that happen? Starting a career in another state can be a scary yet exhilarating time. Being away from the security net of your home and …

IES Internships Around the World!

Do you ever wish you could travel abroad, but school and internships always seem to be in the way? We have a solution for you! Jena Szatkowski, Assistant Director of the Career Development Center, recently visited Rome and Milan to hear about the IES (Institute for the International Education of Students) Internship program. IES Abroad …

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 …