Words of Wisdom on The 5 Messages: Mindset Matters

When I arrived on campus in August of 2018, I found myself far away from home and did not know anyone at Hope. In fact, barely any friends or family thought I would leave Minnesota for college because I was a homebody who didn’t even like sleepovers when I was younger!

The Five Messages: Mindset Matters

During Orientation, there are five messages we like to focus on, reminding ourselves of the bigger picture and helping to stay outside of our own bubbles. One of those is the concept “Mindset Matters.” When considering what we can actually control in our lives, the list gets real short, real fast. However, something that is […]

The Five Messages: Ask For Help

Asking for help is not a strength of mine. In fact, it might have been the most challenging thing for me to work through freshman year. When I was asked to write about one of the 5 messages of Orientation, “Ask for Help,” I almost laughed out loud. This is the one value that I […]

The Five Messages: “Believe in Yourself”

I never planned to be an Assistant Director (AD) for Orientation. That may sound strange being that it’s my second year in this position, but it’s true. At the beginning of last summer, I had no idea what this would look like or what it would involve, but despite the uncertainty, I decided that it […]