Hope College offers students several great resources to further their career, one of those being Career Services. I personally have used Career Services many times, and firmly believe that the staff there is part of the reason that I have a job waiting for me after graduation.
Career Services offers many different options to help students improve their marketability to potential employers. Here are some that I found most helpful:
- Resume Critiques
- Practice Interviews
- Networking Events
Before you even attempt to make a resume, go on an interview, or attend a networking event, Career Services will provide to you handouts full of helpful tips. After reading through the handouts, you can send your resume in to be edited, sign up for a mock interview or attend one of numerous networking events.
When I was beginning the process of searching for a job, I sent my resume into Career Services and had them look through it. After several edits, my resume was finally ready to be sent off to different accounting firms. It was a great experience to learn how to make, and edit, a resume that will serve me well in the future.
Mock (practice) interviews are one of the most stressful things to do, but they will help prepare you for real interviews. During the time that I have been at Hope, I have participated in three mock interviews, and every time I improved.
Finally, networking events are a great way to practice meeting future employers and making contacts. Career Services hosts a different networking event almost every week. Companies like Target, Herman Miller, PWC, and Deloitte all come to campus throughout the semester.
All in all, Career Services is an awesome resource that you should look forward to using if you decide to attend Hope. Getting a great job becomes a lot easier when you have people training you how to be your best.
If you would like to learn more about Career Services, I encourage you to check out their website for more information! Happy Friday and Go Hope!