The Student Employment Office provides assistance to students who are seeking part-time employment while enrolled at the College. Approximately 60% of Gordon College students work on campus each year. Gordon students are fortunate to be at a college that relies on student workers in all areas of campus life, thus providing over 1,000 job opportunities on campus each year.
We consider every job worthwhile and view work as a valuable component of the college experience. Even students who do not have demonstrated financial need are encouraged to work, simply for the benefits of getting connected with faculty, staff, and/or other students, adding structure to time outside the classroom, and building valuable résumé experience. Working part-time has been shown consistently to improve, rather than weaken, a student’s academic performance. Student workers are valued members of the College’s work force.
Additionally, Gordon College is located in a community that offers many job opportunities to its students. Our neighbors rely on Gordon students for childcare, yard work, house cleaning, pet-sitting, tutoring, business needs, and other projects. Each year we have between 1,500 and 2,000 postings for off-campus jobs, both in the homes of families and in local businesses.