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Personalized Professional Development

Career Coaching at your Fingertips

Did you know that most people can advance their career, but often don’t receive the training they need to make it happen? In the MSFA program, we invest in YOU. As a student, you have access to unlimited 1:1 career coaching to help you prepare for your career.

Listed below are just a few of the things that can set you apart from the competition.

Connections and Opportunities

As an MSFA student, you also have access to special benefits that will propel you toward your career aspirations. Head to our Connections and Opportunities page for more resources!

Professional Career Coaching

Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out, we can help you hone your personal and professional skills so that you can represent yourself excellently in any context. Here is just the tip of the iceberg for how we can advance your career skills.

  • Explore your vocational options
  • Develop a career plan
  • Refine your resume
  • Craft a cover letter
  • Get a professional headshot
  • Re-imagine your LinkedIn
  • Create your elevator pitch
  • Network Effectively
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Negotiate your salary


Job Search Action Group (JSAG)

The Job Search Action Group (JSAG) will walk alongside you in advancing your career by creating a structured, results-oriented approach to your job search.

Benefits of Participating in JSAP: 

  • Accountability from up to ten MSFA students who participate in six one-hour sessions held across the course of a semester
  • Action-oriented, in-depth and detailed conversations surrounding job search 
  • You'll finish JSAG with a custom-tailored plan for you career search


Free Handshake Account

Handshake is built to help students connect with employers and sign up for career fairs and workshop events. Every student in MSFA has full access to a free Handshake account. When you become a student, you can set up your Handshake account by following the quick and easy instructions below.

The first time you sign up for Handshake, you complete a survey about your areas of interest. This enables you to receive tailored career results and suggestions.

  • Visit Handshake webpage to set up your account
  • Upload your headshot, resume and "About" section to enhance your presence on the platform
  • Email the Career and Connection Institue at Gordon College, who exists to coach you through your career search at with any questions. 


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