|To schedule an appointment for any of the services listed below, contact Career Services at career-servicesgordon.edu or 978.867.4275.|
Provides you with guidance for informed decision-making about various career-related issues such as career exploration/choice, career-change, advancement or re-entry, and specific career/job search.
Assessments are used to help people discern their interests, values, skills/gifts and personality preferences and how they relate to the world of work. A career professional will help you determine which assessment(s) will be most useful to you and then review the results with you. Click here to learn more.
Co-op and Internship Placement
Internship opportunities abound at Gordon College. Each semester many students review hundreds of opportunities in various fields to identify an appropriate placement. Career Services aids students with developing their resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills and discerning which opportunities may best fit their needs.
Career Services Internship Program
This is a 0-credit course designed to assist our students in formalizing their internship experience by identifying a Career Advisor and a Faculty Advisor to serve as the resource for the students throughout their internship. This program allows the student to capture their internship on their academic transcript and provides guidelines for students to make the most of their internship experience by setting goals and defining strategies for the various means to measure and meet those goals, as they directly relate to the student's area of study. Internships can be paid or unpaid. Enrolling in this program is tuition free (a $50 application fee does apply) and a student must submit a completed and approved Registration Form with Learning Plan (see file at end of this section) to the Registrar's Office prior to the start of the internship and no later than the fifth day of the semester of June1st for summer.
Academic Internship Program
There are three distinctives about the Internship Program that separate the experience from being a co-op:
Students will be required to complete related academic assignments such as keeping a journal, presenting a paper, completing reading assignments, etc. For more information on Gordon's policies and procedures, click here.
Gordon Global Summer Internship
Gordon is exited to offer a number of exceptional global internship opportunities in the summer that will enable students to live out the Gordon Commission around the world: stretching the mind, deepening the faith and elevating the contribution. Check out the Gordon Global Summer Internship program for some exciting internship options.
Gordon College students are encouraged to gain practical experience in their field of study while they are still in college. Employers everywhere are seeking graduates with experience. No longer will a 4.0 GPA assure a promise of a direct career path into your field of choice; along with a strong academic record, students must also demonstrate an ability to put theory into practice and communicate effectively through strong interpersonal skills. Gordon College's Cooperative Education Program is distinctive of Christian colleges, affording students the opportunity to put theory and practice to work.
Every semester co-op students go into the world of work in fields related to their career interests and their academic major. They gain practical skills, experience, and make connections that enhance job placement in professional fields. There are three main distinctions of a co-op at Gordon College:
Additionally, students gain practical experience in conducting a job search by completing their resume, finding co-op leads, and interviewing with employers. This significantly prepares them for their job search upon graduation.
If you are considering a co-op, attend one of our Co-op and Internship informational seminars or make an appointment to discuss it with a Career Services staff person.
Job Search Advising
Career Services will assist you to develop a customized and effective plan for your job search with an emphasis on networking through personal, professional and alumni contacts.
Your résumé is often an employer’s first introduction to you—so it must be perfect. Its presentation will make or break your chances of being invited to interview. Attend one of our resume seminars to learn how to develop an effective résumé or to improve the résumé you already have.
You can submit your résumé for review any time, and receive constructive feedback about content and format in order to best present your accomplishments and credentials to potential employers and/or graduate schools. Résumés should be sent to career-servicesgordon.edu with your contact information and a brief description of how you hope to use the resume.
Graduate School Advising
Career Services staff will help you to identify graduate programs of interest, research program admissions requirements, and develop a plan for admission. In the Career Services Library you will find The Peterson’s Guides (which have a complete listing and description of all the graduate school programs in the U.S.), application/personal essay guides, graduate admission test information, study guides, and financial aid sources. You can view databases of graduate fellowships on our Graduate Fellowships page.
In addition, each fall we host a Graduate and Professional School Fair that brings to campus representatives from 40–50 graduate programs. This provides students/alumni with an opportunity to meet face-to-face with school representatives and to gain additional information about numerous graduate programs of study. Current information about this fall event can be found at Graduate School Fair.
Interview Preparation (for employment, graduate or professional school)
In addition to the Career Services interviewing seminars, you may request a mock/practice interview with a Career Services staff person. Also, each semester we offer 30-minute mock interviews with human resource professionals from various industries. Check our events calendar on our homepage for the dates.
Our staff helps students choose their academic majors by helping them assess their interests, skills, values, gifts and personality preferences. You will be able to explore careers of interest through various means, including resources in the Career Services Library, alumni contacts through career panels and networking events, and GordonLink—an online database of alumni who are willing to share career information with you.