Exploring your calling is as much about pursuing what interests you as it is about knowing what doesn’t. The Career and Connection Institute (CCI) is here to coach you through that process, help you form a plan and connect you with opportunities.
Gain experience through
2,700+ on-campus job opportunities offered each year
Prepare to be one of the
93% of Gordon alumni who are employed or in grad school within one year of graduation
Connect with employers and get access to 16,000 off-campus jobs and internships posted on Handshake each year
CCI is here for every student and every stage of their career journey - from freshmen year through graduation. We believe that you, as students, already possess the tools and skills that you need to be successful and we're here to help you shed light on those talents and capitalize on them. Whether you're looking for guidance to kickstart your path, seeking to harness your passions effectively, or simply needing support to connect with professional opportunities, we're here to assist you in unlocking your full potential. Wherever you’re starting, CCI can help you take the next step.
If you are a student with a diverse background, you can utilize these pages to discover professional contacts, resources, and organizations that align with your values, identity, and educational experience. Feel free to explore!
Olivia Buelow ’18 works backstage on Broadway musicals.
Dr. John Harris ’98 was awarded White House honors for medical breakthroughs.
Your calling is part of God’s plan and we know your time at Gordon is not only about preparing you for the workforce but for something greater—something that goes beyond your individual goals. Getting there is a complex process and it begins now. Start by exploring your strengths, building your skills, and gaining experiences - CCI is here to help you along the way!
Discovering who you are to help propel you towards what you'll do.
Start applying what you learned about yourself and utilizing your skills in the workplace.
Learn how to market yourself and get connected to prefessional circles.
“The Calling and Career Conference has taught me that my work is my worship. Whatever I decide to do with my life vocationally whether that is in a church, in the justice system or in a hospital, the work I do is worship to God. My faith influences my life and my life influences my faith, it is all blended into one.”
WISLENE AUGUSTIN ’19
Christian Ministries/Psychology Major
“Having the experience and the network that I developed during my internship has helped me seamlessly transition into my new job, and has made me much more comfortable with taking on additional responsibilities early on. In my mind, a college experience really isn't complete without the practical work experience that an internship provides.”
BRENDAN SWEENEY ’17
Political Science and Government/Business Administration Major
“I learned more about what I'm passionate about, my strengths, even my weaknesses, and where I want to use my degree when I graduate. It has been so sweet to learn more and get more involved.”
GRECIA BELTRAN ’19
Political Science and Government Major
Often, that step is a conversation. And once you take a few, you’ll be surprised to see the intersection of what interests you and what you’re good at coming into focus.
Handshake is your one-stop shop for connecting with internship and employment opportunities in a range of fields and locations—and for connecting the CCI’s staff and resources. Download the iPhone app or go to gordon.joinhandshake.com to register