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Employer Resources

Thank you for your interest in recruiting at Hope College. The Boerigter Center for Calling and Career is committed to building strong employer relationships.

Whether you’re looking to offer internships, participate in career fairs, host workshops, or engage in networking events, there are numerous ways for employers to get involved with Hope students. We are grateful for your interest! Complete this form and we’ll be in touch with next steps.

Our candidate pool includes undergraduate students pursuing full-time positions and/or competitive internships from disciplines across campus.

Through our free online system, Handshake, employers can post a job or internship.

Posting a job or internship

Handshake is Hope’s career platform. You can post current job or internship* opportunities as well as submit requests for future recruiting activities, including an on campus recruiting schedule, information session, or Career Fair registration in this system.

Login or create your account *If posting an unpaid internship, it must meet the six criteria required by the U.S. Department of Labor. See the National Association of Colleges and Employers position statement on U.S. internships for further details. Third-party recruiters must adhere to all terms and conditions set forth in the Third-Party Recruitment Policy.


Interested in recruiting on campus or virtually? Contact careers@hope.edu to discuss your event idea and next steps!

Career & Internship Fairs

Hope College hosts two in-person Career and Internship Fairs during each school year, one in the fall (typically September) and one in the spring (typically late February/early March). There are also tabling opportunities and niche/subject specific recruiting fairs offered as well. 

Interested in recruiting on campus or virtually? Contact Beth Szczerowski, director of employer engagement at szczerowski@hope.edu to discuss your idea and next steps!


DiscoverWork connects students with alumni and employer partners of Hope College who share their career experiences, lessons learned and professional tips for landing a job or internship in their industries.

These short-term, unpaid opportunities allow students to meet with or shadow professionals in a way that is different from an internship. They typically last 1–2 days, but may last longer.

These opportunities take place all over the United States and are offered every year. The DiscoverWork program is not for academic credit and students are not compensated.

Learn more about DiscoverWork.

The Hope College Connection Live panels and networking events

The Hope College Connection Live events provide opportunities for current Hope students to meet and receive advice from alumni and employers in specific fields. Our goal is to introduce students to the multiple opportunities that exist not only for their education, but for where they choose to live and work.

Learn more about past event themes and any upcoming events

Center for Leadership Consulting Projects

Do you have an opportunity or problem your organization doesn’t have the time or resources to tackle? Are you interested in helping to develop the next generation of leaders? If yes, please take a deep dive into our Center for Leadership (CFL) Consulting program to explore how we can help your organization achieve your goals with an elite group of students led by an experienced practitioner coach.

Are you interested in supporting the future of work and the next generation of employees through sponsorship? The Boerigter Center for Calling and Career has opportunities available starting at just $500 that will give your company or organization elevated exposure to Hope students at events and every day on campus. Please contact Beth Szczerowski at szczerowski@hope.edu to get this conversation started! 
Summer Career Accelerator

Hope offers the opportunity for students to take advantage of the slower pace of summer by participating in the Summer Career Accelerator. Learn more about this program from the student perspective. A popular component of this process is the Virtual Employer event in June, which allows an opportunity to highlight your company or organization online to groups of interested students, and then meet with them virtually in fast paced, 10-minute, 1-on-1 informational interviews to answer specific questions about your work to students with interest. Contact Beth Szczerowski, director of employer engagement, for more information.

Experience Hope workspace for company meetings/retreats
Did you know that the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career is in a newly renovated work space updated with comfortable aesthetics, furniture, private spaces, and all the technology you need to get work done! If you and your team are looking for a modern space to host a meeting and get creative, we’d love to host you! Contact Beth Szczerowski at szczerowski@hope.edu to learn more.