Hillsdale’s Pitch

Hillsdale’s Pitch

Written by Natalie K. Kent

In today’s increasingly digital economy, it seems we have access to everything and everyone whenever we want. This presents a challenge for employers, as we lack personal, intimate connection between employers and potential candidates. It is no surprise then that 77 percent of students choose jobs from companies that “personalize” their outreach. That’s why the Hillsdale College Career Services Department is one of the first in the nation to adopt and employ Handshake.

Hillsdale wants to give employers the opportunity to communicate directly with students who meet their professional qualifications. And our students are unique. They sign an honor code, are constantly ranked nationally for their community service projects, and outrank top schools like Yale academically, according to Princeton Review.

As an employer, you will find Hillsdale students to be zealous about developing their professional acumen. LinkedIn is a good starting point, but our students are not only excellent on paper. They are even more impressive when you sit down and talk with them.

Don’t take our word for it. Experience it for yourself when you follow our profile on Handshake and connect with our students directly.

If you are interested in recruiting Hillsdale College students to fill your internship and full-time opportunities, reach out to Ken Koopmans in Career Services at [email protected]. #HireHillsdale


Natalie K. KentNatalie K. Kent is a native of Maui, Hawai’i and six-year resident of Ave Maria, Florida, Natalie has always enjoyed the tropical climate and beauty around her. However, this Fall she traded palm trees for parkas to begin her freshman year at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI.

This summer, Natalie jumped at the opportunity to work as an intern with Hillsdale’s Career Services Team. She is thankful for the chance to explore her career interests, while also getting to know Hillsdale College and it’s impeccable staff in a unique and personal way.


Published in October 2018