Hope College students win 2022 Technology Excellence Award

HOLLAND, Mich. — Hope College’s touchscreen “Where Will You Go?” software has been awarded the 2022 Technological innovation Excellence Award by the Countrywide Affiliation of Faculties and Businesses (NACE). The software was designed by a crew of Hope Faculty laptop science college students.

“Where Will You Go?” was originally created as a senior capstone undertaking by Jonathan Chaffer, Josie Crane, Nam Do, and Will von Seeger. Faculty users Dr. Matt DeJongh and Dr. Mike Jipping directed the college students on the venture. The Boerighter Centre for Calling and Job and Hope’s Section of Laptop or computer Science also collaborated on the project.

The application offers pupils with a visible representation of positions close to the nation that can be pursued by way of the Boeright Center and community of Hope alumni. “Our purpose was for pupils to be equipped to discover some thing attention-grabbing in one particular moment or fewer,” claimed Colbrunn. “For more specifics about an alumni get hold of or career chance, we aid them hook up by means of the Hope University Link [powered by PeopleGrove] and Handshake, which are broadly-made use of networking and career-search platforms.”

On campus, the app is highlighted on an 85-inch touchscreen in a hallway shared by the Boerigter Center. Considering the fact that its installation on campus in May 2021, students’ use of Hope Faculty Connection has elevated by about 20%.

“NACE is the primary sector association for university and college occupation providers specialists, and there is only one particular winner for each and every class, so we’re very honored to have obtained the award,” stated Boerigter Center for Contacting and Job Government Director Shonn Colbrunn. “The recognition is even additional meaningful simply because it reflects how wonderful matters can happen when departments function jointly, and the significant top quality of do the job staying completed by our college students.”

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