Director of Professional and Career Development
Pam Lazarakis has worked in Career Services since 1998. She is a Gordon alum and majored in Biblical and Theological Studies and completed the secondary education requirements in social studies. Her more recent studies have been in leadership and business ethics and she has special interests in the following career topics: the theology of work, best practices for facilitating student and alumni connections for career advancement, and helping others find effective strategies for presenting their credentials and experiences to employers in cover letters, resumes and interviews.
Internship and Employer Relations Manager
Carissa Church is the Internship & Employer Relations Manager and a Career Coach for the Career and Connection Institute. Carissa graduated in 2018 with a degree in Business Administration. Prior to re-joining the Gordon community as a staff member, she managed recruiting and human resources for a Boston-based footwear startup. In her time at this startup, she further developed the large summer internship program, which drove her passion for student professional experiences. This drew her back to Gordon to develop the professional experience programming and support within the Career and Connection Institute.
Carissa supports and guides students through every step in their career exploration journey, from vocation discernment, to interview preparation to connecting students with employers recruiting at Gordon. Carissa oversees all event planning and logistics, external relations, and on-campus department involvement. She is passionate about giving each student the resources to achieve a strong understanding of their calling and professional development experience throughout college to best prepare the students for Christian leadership in the future workplace.