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  • Written by Natalie K. Kent “Virtus Tetamine Gaudet,” or more simply, “Strength Rejoices in the Challenge,” is the motto of Hillsdale College, but what exactly does it mean for you as an employer? Christine Nishinaga, a 2016 alumus and account executive at Yelp, put the answer into perspective when she stated, “My team knows that they can count on me to fight until the end on every deal. ‘Strength rejoices in the challenge’ means to never settle for mediocrity.” Christine’s sentiments uphold the mission of Hillsdale College perfectly, but it’s not enough to say Hillsdale students never settle for mediocrity. They ought to prove it. Nishinaga is just one example of numerous notable alumni who not only uphold Hillsdale’s creed in word and thought, but also in action. Since our founding in 1844 we have had a rich alumni history, which illustrates the origins of our students’ commitment to never give up. Back then we had hundreds of students fight for the Union in the Civil War. One man in particular, Clinton B. Fisk, was a senior officer during Reconstruction. His efforts for the Union resulted in Black University renaming itself Fisk University after Clinton Fisk. Perhaps more relevant to your employment needs, however, would be any number of our recent graduates. Take Hannah Akin from the class of 2013, for example. She is the chief of staff and CEO of of business management at Steelcase. Akin said she attributes her success to “understand[ing] why we exist and what we’re here to do.” Hannah demonstrates perfectly how the unique education offered at Hillsdale can be applied successfully in the workplace, and therefore for your organization. This application of Hillsdale’s education doesn’t just extend to businesses either. Paul Ray, an alumnus from the class of ’08, recently clerked for Supreme Court...
  • Written by Natalie K. Kent “Virtus Tetamine Gaudet,” or more simply, “Strength Rejoices in the Challenge,” is the motto of Hillsdale College, but what exactly does it mean for you as an employer? Christine Nishinaga, a 2016 alumus and account executive at Yelp, put the answer into perspective when she stated, “My team knows that they can count on me to fight until the end on every deal. ‘Strength rejoices in the challenge’ means to never settle for mediocrity.” Christine’s sentiments uphold the mission of Hillsdale College perfectly, but it’s not enough to say Hillsdale students never settle for mediocrity. They ought to prove it. Nishinaga is just one example of numerous notable alumni who not only uphold Hillsdale’s creed in word and thought, but also in action. Since our founding in 1844 we have had a rich alumni history, which illustrates the origins of our students’ commitment to never give up. Back then we had hundreds of students fight for the Union in the Civil War. One man in particular, Clinton B. Fisk, was a senior officer during Reconstruction. His efforts for the Union resulted in Black University renaming itself Fisk University after Clinton Fisk. Perhaps more relevant to your employment needs, however, would be any number of our recent graduates. Take Hannah Akin from the class of 2013, for example. She is the chief of staff and CEO of of business management at Steelcase. Akin said she attributes her success to “understand[ing] why we exist and what we’re here to do.” Hannah demonstrates perfectly how the unique education offered at Hillsdale can be applied successfully in the workplace, and therefore for your organization. This application of Hillsdale’s education doesn’t just extend to businesses either. Paul Ray, an alumnus from the class of ’08, recently clerked for Supreme Court...
  • Written by Natalie K. Kent Since 1990, jobs in STEM have seen an unprecedented 79 percent growth, totaling in 17.3 million occupations in 2018. Yet it may surprise you to learn that a survey of CEOs from the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that 74 percent of employers preferred liberal arts majors to create a more dynamic work environment. Two employment recruiters from Goldman Sachs recently noted, “[When hiring, it is important] for us to have people who are good communicators and who can distill complex information into understandable terms, and we’ve found that this is a strength for many liberal arts majors.” So what are the liberal arts? And why is this method of study so hotly debated? At Hillsdale College the liberal arts are not just menial classes students are required to take to graduate. There is a specific core curriculum for all majors that is designed to introduce students to inescapably relevant ideas. Some educators believe that educating a person is like filling a cup with water; information needs to be disseminated into the individual until they are “full” (i.e., until that student has passed all of her classes and earned her degree). Hillsdale takes a different approach. We believe that there are certain universal truths and that discovering them is an extremely difficult and academically rigorous pursuit—one in which students must learn to think critically and logically, challenge their own perspectives and biases, and employ this process to every area of their lives. You’ll find that students at Hillsdale love the journey. They simply love learning. Simply put, Hillsdale College teaches students how to think but not what to think. Our students are uniquely qualified by merit of their rigorous academic curriculum to examine any given issue from multiple perspectives and formulate a well-reasoned,...
  • Written by Natalie K. Kent Since 1990, jobs in STEM have seen an unprecedented 79 percent growth, totaling in 17.3 million occupations in 2018. Yet it may surprise you to learn that a survey of CEOs from the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that 74 percent of employers preferred liberal arts majors to create a more dynamic work environment. Two employment recruiters from Goldman Sachs recently noted, “[When hiring, it is important] for us to have people who are good communicators and who can distill complex information into understandable terms, and we’ve found that this is a strength for many liberal arts majors.” So what are the liberal arts? And why is this method of study so hotly debated? At Hillsdale College the liberal arts are not just menial classes students are required to take to graduate. There is a specific core curriculum for all majors that is designed to introduce students to inescapably relevant ideas. Some educators believe that educating a person is like filling a cup with water; information needs to be disseminated into the individual until they are “full” (i.e., until that student has passed all of her classes and earned her degree). Hillsdale takes a different approach. We believe that there are certain universal truths and that discovering them is an extremely difficult and academically rigorous pursuit—one in which students must learn to think critically and logically, challenge their own perspectives and biases, and employ this process to every area of their lives. You’ll find that students at Hillsdale love the journey. They simply love learning. Simply put, Hillsdale College teaches students how to think but not what to think. Our students are uniquely qualified by merit of their rigorous academic curriculum to examine any given issue from multiple perspectives and formulate a well-reasoned,...
  • October 16, 2018

    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. 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...
  • October 16, 2018

    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. 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...
  • Written by Natalie K. Kent Employers that utilize their internship programs are seeing tangible improvements within their organizations, among their staff, and in their expenditures. With the competitive nature of today’s hiring process, university students are seeking internships in record numbers to give themselves a leg up on their fellow applicants. It’s undoubtedly important for junior talent to gain a better understanding of their field and strengthen their resume, but internships are far from a one-way street in terms of growth opportunity. Hiring an intern, in any capacity, creates a pathway to new interactions and fresh perspective. When working with current student interns, you become an outlet for them to apply directly what they’re learning in class and in their personal experiences. Having not seen the projects, processes, and ideas within your company, interns also bring a fresh pair of eyes to the table. As technology continues to evolve at record-breaking speed, it’s more important than ever to be cognitive of advancements being made in your field. An intern’s initial unfamiliarity can be used to your advantage in establishing cutting-edge vantage points and in streamlining processes already in motion at your organization. In addition to a heightened understanding of current trends, interns come to you with an extra set of hands. Projects in need of some added manpower will meet their match in an intern who is excited to learn and make progress in their career goals, thus freeing more senior-level employees to more efficiently direct their time. Regarding your staff, its been widely observed that introducing a new peer into a pre-existing pool of employees often leads to self-analysis and improvement in staff. This effect is not limited to entry-level positions but can extend to managerial ones as well. In the case that you’ve been impressed by the work...
  • Written by Natalie K. Kent Employers that utilize their internship programs are seeing tangible improvements within their organizations, among their staff, and in their expenditures. With the competitive nature of today’s hiring process, university students are seeking internships in record numbers to give themselves a leg up on their fellow applicants. It’s undoubtedly important for junior talent to gain a better understanding of their field and strengthen their resume, but internships are far from a one-way street in terms of growth opportunity. Hiring an intern, in any capacity, creates a pathway to new interactions and fresh perspective. When working with current student interns, you become an outlet for them to apply directly what they’re learning in class and in their personal experiences. Having not seen the projects, processes, and ideas within your company, interns also bring a fresh pair of eyes to the table. As technology continues to evolve at record-breaking speed, it’s more important than ever to be cognitive of advancements being made in your field. An intern’s initial unfamiliarity can be used to your advantage in establishing cutting-edge vantage points and in streamlining processes already in motion at your organization. In addition to a heightened understanding of current trends, interns come to you with an extra set of hands. Projects in need of some added manpower will meet their match in an intern who is excited to learn and make progress in their career goals, thus freeing more senior-level employees to more efficiently direct their time. Regarding your staff, its been widely observed that introducing a new peer into a pre-existing pool of employees often leads to self-analysis and improvement in staff. This effect is not limited to entry-level positions but can extend to managerial ones as well. In the case that you’ve been impressed by the work...
  • Written by Natalie K. Kent Commencement is an exciting time of year for those graduating from Hillsdale College, and especially for our newest alumni. After 98 percent of our 2017 graduating class accepted positions within six months of obtaining their diplomas, the class of 2018 has headed off to employment in organizations such as General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the International Justice Mission, and The White House. The caliber of our graduates and the achievement of our Hillsdale alumni go hand-in-hand to create a career network teeming with talent throughout all categories of business. Among many of our 2018 graduates continuing their education are fifteen who will be attending law school in the fall. Eleven of these were accepted to schools that rank in the top 25 nationally. Furthermore, many former Hillsdale College students will be attending University of Michigan graduate programs, one of whom will pursue her master’s degree in the University of Michigan Social Work Program, ranked best in the country. Comparatively, of the 305 members of our 2017 class, 24 percent chose to continue to further their education, and many have seen a period of rapid growth this past year as both young professionals and aspiring scholars. Among those top graduate programs with members of our 2017 class in attendance are Baylor University, Harvard University, University of Michigan, and Yale University. Economics ranked first, and financial management fourth, in the top majors at Hillsdale in 2017, so it is no surprise that some of our graduates began careers with globally acclaimed organizations such as Wells Fargo and Fidelity Investments. Think tanks such as the Action Institute, Independent Institute, and Mackinac Center for Public Policy currently employ men and women from the class of 2017 right alongside the United Nations, General Motors, and social media...
  • Written by Natalie K. Kent Commencement is an exciting time of year for those graduating from Hillsdale College, and especially for our newest alumni. After 98 percent of our 2017 graduating class accepted positions within six months of obtaining their diplomas, the class of 2018 has headed off to employment in organizations such as General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the International Justice Mission, and The White House. The caliber of our graduates and the achievement of our Hillsdale alumni go hand-in-hand to create a career network teeming with talent throughout all categories of business. Among many of our 2018 graduates continuing their education are fifteen who will be attending law school in the fall. Eleven of these were accepted to schools that rank in the top 25 nationally. Furthermore, many former Hillsdale College students will be attending University of Michigan graduate programs, one of whom will pursue her master’s degree in the University of Michigan Social Work Program, ranked best in the country. Comparatively, of the 305 members of our 2017 class, 24 percent chose to continue to further their education, and many have seen a period of rapid growth this past year as both young professionals and aspiring scholars. Among those top graduate programs with members of our 2017 class in attendance are Baylor University, Harvard University, University of Michigan, and Yale University. Economics ranked first, and financial management fourth, in the top majors at Hillsdale in 2017, so it is no surprise that some of our graduates began careers with globally acclaimed organizations such as Wells Fargo and Fidelity Investments. Think tanks such as the Action Institute, Independent Institute, and Mackinac Center for Public Policy currently employ men and women from the class of 2017 right alongside the United Nations, General Motors, and social media...
 

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