Seven Tips for your Best College Interview

Distinguishing yourself from other applicants is an important consideration when preparing your college applications. How best can you position yourself for admission and even scholarship? Meeting deadlines and submitting strong application materials are a part of the answer, but optional items like the college interview can be equally important.

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Jazz Up Your Job Search: From English Major to Commercial Mariner

If you’re a humanities major, you probably can’t keep track of the number of times people have asked whether you’re going to be a teacher after Hillsdale. And often, it can seem that your options are, in fact, limited—what else can you do to use your hard-earned skills in the humanities besides teach or go to grad school?

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Jazz Up Your Job Search: Philosophy Degrees and Urban Planning

What else can you do to use your hard-earned skills in the humanities besides teach or go to grad school? Here are some humanities students who stepped outside the box.

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Jazz Up Your Job Search: Publishing Positions Post Grad

Teaching and graduate school are two great options for humanities students post-Hillsdale. But ever wondered what else is out there? Here are a few Hillsdale alumni who have found exciting, unique career paths that you may not have thought of.

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Behind the Scenes with Haley Walsh

Haley Pelissier Walsh, ’14, gets to the theater early to make sure the costumes and props are in place before the actors arrive. By the time they walk through the doors, she will have checked the backstage safety precautions by putting glow tape on the floor to limit tripping and checked the costumes and props a couple more times.

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Growing Goodness: Katrina Iott’s Passion for Produce

Just as the Internet began to take off, Katrina Iott, ’90, received a call from her mother, asking her to start an online business for their family farm—and so tomatoes.com was born.

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Living Among the Walking Dead: 1984 Alumnus Evan Stitt’s Neighborhood

Evan Stitt, ’84, hasn’t mowed his grass or trimmed the trees on his lawn for more than three years. That’s because his house in Senoia, Georgia, is on the set of the AMC hit-television series The Walking Dead. Stitt is living in a zombie apocalypse.

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The Heart of the Matter: Claudia Louis, ’71

Retiring this past December, Louis had a long, successful Washington, D.C., career in politics that she credits to her teachers. “My career has been fantastic because of my high school civics teacher and the great professors at Hillsdale — dreams do come true,” she says.

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Finding His Voice: Tenor Nicholas Nestorak, ’11, finds success on the opera stage

Nicholas Nestorak, ’11, grew up in Hillsdale and developed a love for the performing arts while attending free concerts by professional artists at Hillsdale College. Although he sang in his church’s choir, he saw himself as an instrumentalist more than a vocalist, also playing piano and cello. But college often has a way of changing one’s direction. Today, Nestorak is an emerging tenor in the opera circuit, fulfilling a passion he discovered in Hillsdale’s Music Department.

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Top of the Morning Show Michael Kreuz Wins Newscast Emmy

“What’s a Latin major doing out here with a camera?” a firefighter asked Michael Kreuz, ’14, who was out working as a street photography journalist recently. The two had started talking about their backgrounds when Kreuz, who double majored in English and Latin, shared that his story is unlike most in the media industry.

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Buy a Sticker, Save a Lake: Austin Holsinger and Great Lakes Proud

Through his company, Great Lakes Proud (GLP), Austin Holsinger, ’10, is fulfilling a dream to celebrate and promote the Great Lakes while giving back to organizations that protect and preserve this national treasure.

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“Stryking” the Right Match: John Lauria Places Graduates at Stryker

With the help of John Lauria, ’95, 27 Hillsdale graduates have been hired by Stryker, a Fortune 500 company specializing in medical technologies. “Hillsdale grads take care of Hillsdale grads,” Lauria says.

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