Carrie OleshAssistant Director for Admissions
Carrie Olesh began her Hope admissions career in the summer of 2011 after moving back to the states from Dusseldorf, Germany. She is currently responsible for recruiting students to Hope from Michigan and Indiana. Inside the Office of Admissions, she works with a team of colleagues to organize visit days for prospective students. She also leads Hope’s Nursing, Business and Pre-Health Showcases in the early part of the year, along with the Research Visit Day in the summer. She also has the opportunity to work on an internal operations committee through admissions.
Outside of admissions, she sits on the Health Professions Advisory Council, is the advisor for the Hope men's rugby club team and the Delta Phi sorority, serves on the board of the Saint Benedict Institute and enjoys being involved with the activities offered through Hope Catholics.
- B.A., telecommunications with a minor in comparative literature, Indiana University, 1986
Carrie loves working with people. In her early career, she worked in marketing and public relations for Storer Cable Communications, in Miami, Florida. She then moved to Chicago and was employed by Viacom in a sales and marketing role. After several years there, she left to raise a family and moved to Cincinnati.
Her husband’s career moved their family to Dusseldorf in fall 2008, where she had the opportunity to serve on the board of Youth Compass, a Christian organization that allows third-culture kids to be in community with other students of their age from different countries while participating in service projects and mission trips.
WHY I LOVE HOPE
Carrie loves Hope because of the positive community and the rigorous academics that the school provides. She finds the students, faculty and staff at Hope to be especially friendly and caring. It's easy for a student to get connected quickly. While the classes are rigorous, Carrie knows that Hope students will tell you their professors are always available to assist them in achieving their goals.
OUTSIDE THE COLLEGE
Carrie and her family enjoy traveling overseas and experiencing different cultures. She also enjoys cooking, exercising, reading, attending Hope sporting events, watching movies, attending theater performances and shopping in downtown Holland. She loves all dogs, but Roxy, her Jack Russel/dachshund mix and Ella, her golden retriever, are the best dogs of all.