finishing strong

Finishing Strong: Resources for Your Student

Dear Parents of Gordon Students,  

We recently approached the midpoint in the spring semester. This is a great time for students to reflect on their progress. Seniors work with their academic advisors and the Registrar’s office to ensure they are on track to graduate. They also work with our Career Services office to explore internships, and career options for after graduation. For those continuing in their studies, it’s time to finalize next year’s academic plan.

Students have many resources at Gordon to help with their curricular and co-curricular plans. 

Instructors and academic advisors are always available to meet with students to discuss course work, long range academic planning and connections with vocational goals. Students will meet with their advisors this spring as they prepare to register for summer and fall classes.

The Career Services Office provides resources to help students at many points along their college journey. Career Services staff are always available to help students explore interests and majors, internship opportunities, and transitions to career or graduate school, and can link students with alumni mentors or provide one-on-one advising on job search strategies and preparation. Visiting Career Services early and often will prepare students for life after Gordon. 

The Academic Support Center provides numerous services to ensure that all students achieve their God-given potential for academic success. Whether it is assistance with time management, study skills, ESL support, subject tutoring or disabilities assistance, many Gordon students benefit from the array of services available at ASC. A highlight of each semester at ASC is Finish the Course, a program designed to help students face the rigors of finals week. During this time, there are daily quiet study halls, an abundance of free snacks (provided by faculty and staff), daily inspirational emails and drop-in support with ASC staff. This is a program the entire campus embraces.

The Writing Center is the place to go for students looking for someone to work with them on their writing skills. We all benefit from feedback about our work. For students for whom English is not their first language, there are also tutors available to help with language skills.

Please encourage your son or daughter to reflect on his or her semester, and to take advantage of the wonderful resources available here at Gordon.