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Mission, Outcomes, and Goals

Mission Statement

The Gordon College Calling and Career Conference seeks to advance each student’s preparation for entering a world of faithful work, service, and leadership through:

  • Exploration of the purpose and theology of Work
  • Discovery of their personal strengths and affinities and how they are developed in College through experience
  • Practice in professional skills and assets for engaging their world effectively

Conference Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop a deeper sense of God’s calling and how that connects to their work in the world 
  • Students will understand their God-given gifts and the types of fields they may effectively employ these skills 
  • Students will produce a current resume which can be utilized for summer internships and other employment opportunities
  • Students will meet with alumni and parents in industries of interest to learn more about various career paths
  • Students will develop networking and professional skills to equip them in the interview process for internships and jobs
  • Students will reflect on their personal and professional paths and establish internship/career goals

Conference Goals

  • Vocational Formation
  • Resume Preparation
  • Interview Preparation
  • Self-Assessment
  • Networking Preparation
  • Communications/Self-Promotion Preparation
  • Professional Advising
  • Personal Presence Preparation
  • Occupational Discovery