Services for Students
As you think about your future, our office is here to support you every step along the way. Through a variety of resources and personalized guidance, we aim to provide meaningful assistance that helps you connect Hillsdale’s unique education with a fulfilling, purposeful future.
The Career Services Offices offers a wide-range of resources to help you conduct a successful internship / job search and prepare for graduate school / careers.
Attend one of the professional development and networking events that the Career Services Office sponsors throughout the semester.
There are many work opportunities on campus; Career Services staff can help you find the job that best fits your needs and career goals.
Meet 1-on-1 with our staff or SAMs to talk about your future or seek help with questions or needs.
Utilize events, databases, and personalized assistance to help you find the opportunity that’s right for you.
Graduate School Prep
Find support through test preparation, application assistance, and advising.
Find the perfect interning opportunity through networking, database resources, and guidance from our staff.
Student Affairs Mentors (SAMs)
Seek help day or night from trained peers (Monday—Thursday, 2-8pm; Friday, 1-4pm).
Resume & Cover Letter Critiques
Get help crafting or editing your job or graduate school materials.
Discuss interview tips and engage in practice interviews with alumni and staff.
Develop a better understanding of your strengths and skills through free personality assessments.
Student Affairs Mentors (SAMs)
Bilyana Petkova, ’17, Student Director
My name is Bilyana and I am a senior Biology major, originally from Bulgaria. I spent the summer of 2015 doing research with the Biology department through the LAUREATES program. This experience helped me gain more knowledge, experience, and skills both in the lab and in the field. As a student at Hillsdale, I serve as the Vice President of the American Chemical Society, a Biology Tutor and Lab Assistant, a Chemistry TA and Lab Assistant, and a Resident Assistant in McIntyre Hall. I am planning to attend Dental School after graduation.
Kyra Rodi, ’17
I am from Temecula, California and am majoring in Biochemistry. I play NCAA Div II volleyball and softball, and am in the process of applying to medical school. It is my hope to work someday as a primary care physician in an underserved area. On the off-chance that I ever get bored, I enjoy hiking, traveling, and curling up with a book and a cup of coffee!
Claire Freier, ’17
I am from Scandia, Minnesota and am majoring in English. I enjoy traveling, reading, and meeting new people—especially when it brings the opportunity to hear their unique life-stories and adventures. I spent this past summer in Europe and loved every minute of my time there.
Luke Ens, ’18
My name is Luke and I am from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I am majoring in Finance, with minors in Economics and Accounting. As a student at Hillsdale, I serve as the Project Chair for the Consulting Club and participate in the Fullbridge Program. I also volunteer with the Income Tax Assistance program and the Community Sports Outreach program. I spent this past summer interning as a summer Analyst at Blackford Capital, a Private Equity firm based in Grand Rapids, MI. In my free time, I enjoy reading and spending time with friends and family.
Hana Bernhardson, ’17
I am a senior Exercise Science and Art double major from Lincoln, Nebraska. At Hillsdale College, I am a student athletic trainer and a member of Pi Beta Phi. After graduating in May, I plan to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Peter Staab, ’17
Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, I am a senior at Hillsdale College majoring in Economics. I see economics as a discipline that develops one’s ability to think critically, make informed decisions, and understand the power of incentives. During a gap year, I directed the mobile office operations for a successful U.S. Senate Campaign and became experienced with planning, communication, and task execution. I hope to find a job in management consulting where I can help companies develop solutions to the most challenging problems they face. In my free time, I enjoy hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors.
Lydia Blondin ’17
I am currently a senior studying Exercise Science hoping to graduate in May 2017 and move on to graduate studies in Physical Therapy. I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado and would love to eventually move back to my home state. As a native Coloradan, I love almost anything outdoors, especially hiking and skiing. I also have a passion for reading and studying history, when I am not spending time with family and friends.
Larissa Clark, ’17
Originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana, I am in my final year at Hillsdale studying political economy and business administration. Being head RA of Benzing dormitory, an Executive Board member for Hillsdale’s YAF chapter, a volunteer with Intervarsity Hillsdale Christian Fellowship, and secretary of Omicron Delta Kappa I keep busy, but I always value the time I get to spend as a Student Affairs Mentor and am ready and willing to help anyone who stops by the office. Rainy days, singing, late night donut runs, and star gazing top my list of favorite things.
David Peters, ’17
I am a senior majoring in Accounting with a minor in Mathematics. I have worked as a summer Analyst at an investment bank in Cincinnati, a summer intern at a public accounting firm in Indianapolis, and have spent two tax seasons volunteering with the IRS to prepare taxes for low-income individuals in Jackson, MI. In addition to serving as a SAM, as the G.O.A.L. program leader for the H.C.C.A.P. I assist local High School students in their College search. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to the gym, and making an occasional visit to the shooting range. Upon graduation, I plan to earn my CPA designation and spend a few years in public accounting.
Ashlee Moran, ’18
I am a junior majoring in Marketing Management with a minor in Organization Communications. I am from Grand Rapids, Michigan. In addition to working as a SAM, I am a Student-Athlete on the Women’s Track and Field team, a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, and the Treasurer for Hillsdale’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Volunteering with a variety of G.O.A.L. programs is a passion of mine and I also enjoy being a part of Hillsdale’s Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. There is a variety of great resources and connections in the Career Services Office, and I love assisting in the process of each Hillsdale College Student’s career journey and goals.
Jason McDonough, ’19
I am a sophomore at Hillsdale College, from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I have not declared a major yet, but am considering Market Management. In addition to being a SAM, I am on the Charger Football team. In my family, I am the youngest of three children.
Callista Ring, ’18
I am a junior from Los Angeles, California. I am a member of Chi Omega and participate on their IM Football, Basketball, and Volleyball teams. I also play bass in the jazz combo Blue Moss. A Politics and French double major, I spent the summer in Tours, France studying at the Institute de Touraine. This semester, I am participating in WHIP, where I will intern for the Media Research Center, take classes, and work as WHIP’s first Student Affairs Mentor. After graduating from Hillsdale, I plan to attend Law School to study Constitutional Law.
Ethan Greb, ’19
My name is Ethan and I am from Pontiac, Michigan. As of right now, I have not decided what I will be majoring in, but it is likely that I will choose a major in one of the humanities. I have four other siblings, one of whom is also a current student at Hillsdale. Both my parents came to Hillsdale College, so it’s kind of in my blood. I love to draw, play sports, and play the drums. These are some great activities that I really excel at and I enjoy the friendly competition in any athletic event. I also enjoy dressing nicely because it makes me feel classy and pretty dapper. Other than these things, my priorities are to God, my family, and my tight group of friends.