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Wondering how the networking process works? Call the Career Development Center to make an appointment with a staff member or check out the networking handout for tips.

Networking opportunities:

  1. Informational Interviews - call to make an appointment to connect with alumni or friends of the college for a one-on-one conversation about their career.

  2. Job Shadowing
    Call to make an appointment to get connected with professionals in your field who may be able to host you for a job shadow appointment, and hear about other job shadow resources on campus.

  3. Networking Events
    Watch for details on upcoming networking events including the following types of opportunities:
    • Chicago, Grand Rapids, and D.C. events at downtown locations in each city
    • Networking luncheons with the Alumni Board and Parentsí Council
    • Speed Networking
    • Various receptions with local professional

  4. Externship Job Shadow Program - This opportunity, offered annually during May term, is a chance to be paired with a Hope alum for a 2-4 day job shadow experience.