Let the Countdown Begin!

How in the world am I graduating in just 2 short weeks?!?! When people say that time at college flies, they really are not kidding. I also was not planning on graduating early until this past summer. Thankfully, I will be staying in Holland hopefully until August, so I will still be able to enjoy second semester with friends. I just will not be attending classes. Next semester I plan on working part time and also taking a of couple trips. The trips I have planned so far include: Disney World with my best friend Grace in Florida, mission trip to Juarez, Mexico, with Hope students over Spring Break, and a ski trip with just my dad to Snowmass, Colorado. So many exciting new adventures to come!

I just found out recently that I will be working with Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor starting in June. After I finish studying for the series 7 and 66 exams, I am moving to St. Louis, MO for a 7-month training program. It It feels kind of surreal to know what I will be doing after graduation. I worked as an intern this past summer with Edward Jones, and that helped become familiar with the company.

Now that my time as a student is winding down, I have been reflecting upon all of the wonderful experiences I have had at Hope. Hope College has helped me grow in ways that I never knew I needed growing. The community and people are what makes this place so special.

Now, with just a few short weeks left, I still have many papers to finish and tests to prepare for with major studying. The last couple weeks of the semester are always full with school work, but I am going to enjoy my final weeks as a Hope student!

Hope's first annual lighting of the Christmas tree
Hope’s first annual lighting of the Christmas tree
Steph, Ali, and I during the last gathering
Steph, Ali, and I during the last gathering
Colin and I
Colin and I
Amy will always be my roommate
Amy will always be my roommate
Catherine and I
Catherine and I

Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]

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