The Office of Career Services’ Gateway program provides powerful resources to assist students.

  • Document Prep: Resumes, cover letters, writing samples, professional email outreach—our resources and Gateway counselors help prepare documents to showcase accomplishments inside and outside the classroom.
  • Search Tools: CareerSpot, Liberal Arts Career Network, LinkedIn, EngIn, LGBTQA Career Resource Library, GoinGlobal, Internships-USA, and many more.
  • Networking: Students can meet with their Gateway counselors to discuss ways to reach out to and connect with alumni and to professionally use LinkedIn to grow their network.
  • Interviewing: Practice makes perfect! Mock interviews take place with Gateway counselors and with employers through our Recruiters in Residence program. InterviewStream is an outstanding 24/7 online platform of useful tools, including industry-specific question sets, to help students prepare for virtual interviewing.
  • Informational Interviews: A valuable strategy to gather information on careers, industries, organizations, and relevant skills in areas of interest. We connect students with alumni and provide them with resources to reach out professionally. Additionally, students are encouraged to arrange informational interviews with their personal network of family, friends, community members, etc.
  • Job Shadowing: Spending time this summer at a company/industry/career of interest is a great way to explore interests. Students can reach out to those in their personal network or work with their Gateway counselor to reach out to alumni/parents in the Lafayette network.
  • Graduate & Professional School Prep: Summer is an ideal time to begin researching programs, prepare for entrance exams, and begin drafting personal statements. Our webpage has a link to our curated Graduate & Professional School Guide. Our career library has GRE/MCAT/LCAT practice books to borrow, too.

Parents of Seniors: All members of the Class of 2018 are asked to complete our First Destination survey; please encourage your student to participate. Margie Cherry, alumni career counselor, is available to provide career guidance beyond Lafayette with convenient phone appointments!

How All Parents Can Help: You are an invaluable and important resource, too! By encouraging your student to engage with the Office of Career Services and use these resources, you can support them in realizing their career goals. Your student can learn more about our resources and make an appointment with a Gateway counselor by calling or stopping into our Hogg Hall offices.

Please contact us if you are able to share information about opportunities at your place of employment or at organizations in your network. We also would be pleased to partner with you to share internship opportunities with undergraduate students and/or full-time opportunities with seniors/alumni.

Career Services
(610) 330-5115