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 5,700 off-campus jobs and internships posted on Handshake each year
CCI is here for every student and every stage of the career journey—from the overachiever to the overwhelmed. Maybe you’re struggling to know where to begin. Maybe you know a lot about your interests and passions but less about how and where to apply them. Maybe you’ve already mapped out your plan and just need help connecting with opportunities. Wherever you’re starting, CCI can help you take the next step.
If you are a student from an underrepresented group, you can use these pages to find professional contacts, resources and organizations that complement your values, identity and educational background. Take a look around!
Olivia Buelow ’18 works backstage on Broadway musicals.
Dr. John Harris ’98 was awarded White House honors for medical breakthroughs.
Your calling isn’t a one-way street to a single destination. It’s a story with lots of chapters, characters and plot twists. And because we believe that your story is part of God’s bigger story, we know your time at Gordon is about preparing for something greater—something that goes beyond your individual goals, that inherently requires faith and risk. Getting there is an iterative process, and it begins now. Start by exploring your strengths, building your skills, getting experiences—then, rinse and repeat.
Before you determine what you’ll do, spend time discovering who you are.
Pick up your pen and start on some rough story drafts.
Once you’ve tried a few things, lean into one and see where it takes you.
“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