Hope College has 31,000 alumni living in all 50 states and 80 countries around the world. In today's economy, tapping into the potential of this network is vital. We offer the following services to help you communicate with the alumni network. As career changes become more frequent, we are continually looking for ways to serve you in this area of your life.
From students to alumni, JobStop is the central job board for Hope College. You can view internships, volunteer opportunities, entry level positions, and experienced positions on JobStop. See the positions.
Are you an employer interested in posting opportunities? Post a position.
Career Resource Network
The Hope College Career Resource Network is an optional on-line program that provides alumni and current students with a way to connect for career-related networking conversations. Alumni who participate agree to be contacted directly by students or alumni for professional advice. Learn more about this program or search the CRN.
The Hope College externship program provides students with a unique opportunity for career exploration. Through an application process students are matched with alumni based on career interest to explore a particular profession and work environment, over a 2-5 day period. The experiences are short and intense. As a result, students can better assess their career interests and increase their network of professional connections. Learn more about this program
If you are working in the professional arena, looking for a job or a change in career, or simply interested in connecting with other professionals, this may be a great resource for you. LinkedIn is a free online network of more than 100 million experienced professionals from around the world. When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. Your profile helps you find and be found by former classmates, colleagues, clients, and partners. Join the Hope College LinkedIn Network.
Optimal Resume is a career management platform brought to you by OptimalResume.com in partnership with Hope Career Development Center and the Alumni Association. As an alumnus, you have access to a variety of tools to help you create, present, manage and share your professional credentials. Access Optimal Resume.
The Alumni Association hosts events to connect members of the Hope community throughout the year. Held on campus and around the world, these events are sometimes social in nature and many times have a specific career focus. "Living and Working In" and job fairs are organized in partnership with the Career Development Center. See a job fair listing or check out alumni events.
Career Development Center
The Hope College Career Development Center, located on 8th Street in Downtown Holland, offers services to Hope College students and alumni. The same services available to Hope students are also available to alumni in the following areas: career planning, career information, and tips on gaining relevant experience. Visit the Career Development Center online.
Networking and personal contacts are vital approaches to finding work, especially in a very challenging job market.
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Graduates know that the reputation of Hope College - from the competitive marketplace to top-tier professional and graduate schools - is extremely beneficial. To examine how Hope graduates get results, the college conducts an annual Graduate Survey within six months after graduation. Read more