HOLLAND, Mich. — Hope College’s touchscreen “Where Will You Go?” software has been awarded the 2022 Technologies Excellence Award by the National Affiliation of Colleges and Companies (NACE). The application was created by a team of Hope University laptop or computer science pupils.

“Where Will You Go?” was at first developed as a senior capstone task by Jonathan Chaffer, Josie Crane, Nam Do, and Will von Seeger. College customers Dr. Matt DeJongh and Dr. Mike Jipping directed the students on the project. The Boerighter Center for Calling and Vocation and Hope’s Department of Laptop Science also collaborated on the undertaking.

The app offers students with a visible representation of careers all around the region that can be pursued by way of the Boeright Centre and community of Hope alumni. “Our aim was for students to be equipped to find some thing intriguing in just one minute or much less,” claimed Colbrunn. “For a lot more details about an alumni get hold of or career possibility, we enable them connect by the Hope School Relationship [powered by PeopleGrove] and Handshake, which are extensively-used networking and career-search platforms.”

On campus, the app is featured on an 85-inch touchscreen in a hallway shared by the Boerigter Centre. Considering the fact that its set up on campus in May perhaps 2021, students’ use of Hope School Connection has greater by about 20%.

“NACE is the major market affiliation for college or university and university occupation products and services specialists, and there is only 1 winner for each classification, so we’re really honored to have obtained the award,” mentioned Boerigter Centre for Contacting and Career Govt Director Shonn Colbrunn. “The recognition is even a lot more significant because it demonstrates how wonderful factors can happen when departments do the job collectively, and the substantial quality of work getting done by our pupils.”

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