WHERE GRADS GO
Students are prepared for graduate programs, for professional programs and for the workplace. See below to read what a few of our graduates have been doing.
D.U.S., class of 2005
"Please explain why you would like to attend this college"--what a silly question, I used to think. Of course I wanted to attend an academically strong college to gain knowledge that I can use for a job. Why else would one go to college? How limited my perspective was!
Attending Gordon allowed me to grow in more ways and more intensely than ever before. Naturally, I learned a lot about Computer Science (CS) and related areas. Being part of Prof. Levy's fun and diverse classes in Intro to CS added to my excitement about the major. Prof. Bjork always amazed me with the efficient transfer of information, precise organization and high refinement of his classes, projects and labs. Yet the work necessary to lead such classes didn't stop my professors from taking a personal interest in their individual students.
As a result of my Gordon experience I, too, came to understand the importance of relationships. Being part of a tight-knit athletic team, growing in the Christian walk as a dorm and partnering with other students and staff members for the Kingdom of God are a few of the activities that helped shape my social identity.
Through the various experiences I also learned--practically, not just intellectually--important spiritual principles. I came to understand that the purpose of everything is to glorify God, that what we are is more important than what we do.
I could spend a long time describing Gordon and my fond memories of it. Instead, I will simply say that my time at Gordon has been the most enjoyable period of my life.
Blake Whitney, class of 2004
I didn't know it at the time, but coming to Gordon was one of the most important decisions I ever made. I studied Computer Science because of my love for computers and how our world uses them. But I had many interests and being at a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences, I was able to satisfy those interests to a certain degree. I took additional classes in education, missions, psychology and more. Without the liberal arts focus, I would not have been able to take these other classes and perhaps not have known if computer science was the place for me. Getting a taste of these other areas, I knew the decision to major in Computer Science was the right one.
While studying computer science here, I worked for the computer support center. I also worked for the Network System Group. As a part timer I got hands on experience with how the College ran from a technology stand point. The wide range of knowledge that the Computer Science department taught kept me from being too specialized and this gave me an attractive look to work positions that would involve getting trained. If I had just known programming, I wouldn't have been qualified for some of the positions I had. The coworkers I had there became friends and those friendships led to internships and eventually my first full time job after graduating. At my wedding one of my bosses while a student came up to congratulate me and offered me a brand new position at the College! Talk about a wedding gift! That position has been a huge blessing and now even more so as two of my groomsmen also now work in same department as me.
I never imagined that coming to Gordon would have shaped so many areas of my life. Initially I just wanted a place to study about computers at a Christian college. I think God had bigger plans for me but He wanted to see if I would follow Him. I'm glad I did.