/ Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

About the Boerigter Center

Hope鈥檚 Boerigter Center for Calling and Career, opened in the fall of 2018, is a college-wide initiative that seeks to inspire students to engage in lifelong practices of career development by emphasizing discernment, preparation and pursuit.

Our Background and Mission

Programming for the Boerigter Center is designed to enable all Hope students, beginning in their first semester, to understand their strengths, engage in experiences that directly connect to career preparation, discern vocational and life goals, and ascertain clear next steps toward their future.

As a part of the academic division of Hope College, the Boerigter Center is committed to creating innovative, broadly integrated programs for students and alumni. The Center was established by pulling together resources and staff from the former Career Development Center, the Academic Advising office, and the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement. 

The Boerigter Center was made possible by a major gift from SoundOff Signal in honor of founder and chairman George Boerigter, who is a 1961 六和合彩开奖记录 graduate, and his wife, Sibilla.


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The Boerigter Center is recognized by Colleges of Distinction for excellence in career development. Colleges of Distinction bestows the recognition on programs that have a 鈥渟uperior ability to think ahead about how their students will succeed after they graduate.鈥 Criteria for selection include providing integrated career exploration across a student鈥檚 entire time at college; accessible programs and training; a career-center staff; assessments to help students clarify their skills, interests and career goals; and strong employer relations that include involving and assisting alumni.

Recent Awards

  • 2022 鈥 PeopleGrove Innovator鈥檚 Award
  • 2022 鈥 National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Technology Excellence Award
  • 2021 鈥 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Commission for Career Services Group Innovation Award


In January 2021, Hope College鈥檚 Center for Leadership (CFL) became a part of the Boerigter Center. Since 2006, CFL has a strong track record of preparing students for the future through the leadership minor, student consulting operations and leadership development workshops. Becoming a part of the Boerigter Center will connect CFL鈥檚 unique experiential learning programs to Hope鈥檚 core career preparation initiatives. In addition, we hope to elevate the topic of leadership to be a more prominent educational track for all students.

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