An Angel in the Form of the Career Development Center

Hello, Readers! Aren’t Thursdays just wonderful? I love the fact that it’s one day closer to Friday. Friday is a great day for many reasons: 1. Delight Ministries at 7 a.m. 2. The start of weekend fun. 3. I get to work at my favorite place in the world, the Career Development Center!

What is the Career Development Center, you may ask? Well, it is only the most magical place on Hope’s campus! It’s the place where you take your unorganized, major-free life that has no direction and talk with people who help you with all of your unknowns. It’s actually crazy how much of an impact they can have on you. They make you feel like you can do and be anything!

As I’m sure many of you knew, I was pretty much a mess freshman year in terms of what I wanted to major in and what I wanted to do with my life. But then I started to go to the Career Development Center (realistically once a week) and they helped me make some major decisions. Now I’m a junior, and although I’m a declared English major, I’m still unsure of what I want to do with that. But never fear, my appointment for that is next week. 🙂

There is a person at the CDC to help you talk through anything. Need help making a four-year plan or deciding what career options are for you? Amy’s your go-to gal. If you’re looking for an internship for a class requirement or just because, Jena will be the most helpful. Dale is the main person for mock interviews, whether it be for a class, or if you’re preparing for a job interview. Megan will help you find a networking strategy if you’re looking for a job, and Shannon will help you interpret your StrengthsQuest test. All of these people can also help you with your resume and cover letter if you want help writing it, or if you need it reviewed!

There is a person that can help you with every step of your career path and job search in the CDC, and I am lucky enough to work there as a receptionist three mornings a week. If you have any questions about the CDC the website and be found here.

Don’t hesitate to make an appointment with the CDC soon – they’re open Monday through Friday 8am-12, and 1pm-5pm.

Until next time, Readers!

This is me with my CDC half-zip. I love the CDC!!!!
This is me with my CDC half-zip. I love the CDC!!!!

Published by Mikaila Bisson

Hi there! I'm a Hope Senior from Sterling Heights, Michigan (about 45 minutes North of Detroit). I'm an English major with a Creative Writing emphasis (fitting), and have a Business minor. I'm super active in Hope life. I am a Student Ambassador, the Senior Treasurer on the Executive Board of Nykerk, and was involved in Orientation as an AD. I also work on campus at the Career Development Center as a Career Advisor, and at Hope's Physical Plant. I love playing any kind of sport (soccer's my favorite!), have a weakness for shoes, eat dessert twice a day, read like its my job, am currently watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix, and have a passion for Golden Retrievers. Contact me at because I'd love to hear from any and everyone. Also feel free to follow my super trendy Instagram account at @miktroubleee or my equally as trendy, even more Hope-filled Twitter account at @hopemikaila17 .

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