FAQ's for Prospective Students

The following is a series of questions regularly received by Career Services and answers from Career Services staff.

Q. Where is Career Services located on campus?
A. Career Services is located on the lower level of Lane Student Center adjacent to Gillies Café.

Q. How many staff members work in Career Services?
A. There are two full-time career professionals—a director and an associate director. In addition, an administrative assistant helps manage the office and the Career Library as well as develops marketing materials and works on events. During the school year, five Career Ambassadors—who are current students—provide peer tutorials for resumes and cover letters and how to use the online career module.

Q. What are the greatest career advantages to attending Gordon College?
A. There are a number of strong advantages such as:

  • long running cooperative education, internship and practicum opportunities to apply and expand classroom learning in the professional workplace
  • proximity to a wide array of employers from local small businesses to major worldwide corporations in and around the dynamic city of Boston
  • alumni connections which provide career advice and networking support for current students
  • opportunities to meet with human resources professionals and recruiters as well as visiting executives for career advice

Q. Am I required to visit Career Services during my time at Gordon?
A. No. Students visit Career Services on a voluntary basis. However, career services staff are regularly invited to speak in classes on career related topics. Many faculty and staff strongly encourage students to attend Career Services events or to make an individual appointment to discuss career issues.

Q. What is the best way to guarantee a good job upon graduation?
A. The economy in recent years has made it difficult to promise a guaranteed job. However, our graduates by working hard and performing well in their studies, taking advantage of extracurricular activities, holding leadership roles, completing an internship, co-op or practicum to gain professional hands-on experience and learning to articulate their skills and experiences to potential employers, have fared very well in the entry-level hiring process.

Q. I would like to take a career assessment (provide link to Career Assessments page) but I believe there is a cost?
A. There is no cost to a Gordon student or an alumnus/a to take a career assessment and receive his or her results.

Q. Can alumni of Gordon College or Barrington College utilize the Career Services Office?
A. Yes, alumni can use most career resources and meet with Career Services staff at no cost.