Students and alumni can attend more than 40 events and seminars each year on career topics. Networking opportunities help students develop skills and to engage in making professional contacts with alumni, employer and graduate school representatives and other professionals.
For more details contact career-servicesgordon.edu.
Graduate School & Corporate Recruitment Fair
Each September the Career Services hosts 40–50 graduate and professional school admissions representatives from across the country and abroad. With alumni surveys indicating that 17–26% of Gordon students go directly to graduate school after graduating and approximately 70% of graduates complete or enroll in graduate programs within five years of their graduation, the Fair is an important opportunity for students/alumni as they plan for further study or for “life after Gordon”. For Fall 2012, the Career Serivces Office is offering an expanded format of the fair to include top companies and organizations interested in recruiting Gordon students and alumni.
GordonLink connects you with alumni who will advise you about various career issues. You may access and search the database of 400+ alumni at gordon.experience.com. Here you have the opportunity to contact an alumni mentor and inquire about such topics as transitioning from your academic study to a career/job, careers that relate to your particular major, job search tips, company/organization information, graduate school programs and more!
Gordon College graduates are an invaluable resource for career exploration and networking. For additional guidance about how to best use GordonLink, contact Career Services.
LinkedIn in a professional networking site that allows you organize and expand your professional networks by connecting and re-connecting with your college alumni, former employers and colleagues; industry experts and job/company insiders. In addition to utilizing LinkedIn to make individual contacts, consider joining a Gordon College alumni/academic department LinkedIn group to expand your network.
Visit the Gordon College Alumni group on LinkedIn and find out how this site can be useful to you!
Connections: A Student-Alumni Event
Through a collaborative effort between the Career Services and the Alumni and Parent Relations Offices, this career exploration fair brings Gordon College alumni to campus to share with students about their career journey. Alumni answer your questions about transitioning from being a student to a professional, entering specific career fields and the qualifications needed, company culture and career advancement, and give tips for how you can prepare yourself while still in college to enter a particular field or gain admission to graduate school.