Career Development Pathway

Below is a list of the current opportunities within each Pathway, new experiences will be added over time.

Year 1: Introductory Experiences

  • Clarify values, interests, and skills.
  • Research and identify career fields and opportunities for exploration.

  • Engage in self-assessment and career exploration platforms and/or tools
  • Attend a J-Term session on self-assessment and career exploration
  • Participate in an informational career conversation or job shadow experience
  • Meet with a Career Engagement Counselor regarding an overview of career planning
  • Meet with a Faculty Career Liaison
  • Participate in an academic department-sponsored career event, exploring the relationship between undergraduate courses of study and potential careers
  • Participate in the Community GIGs program as a first-year student

Year 2 and 3: Exploratory Experiences

  • Articulate transferable skills and the value of a Gettysburg liberal arts education.
  • Begin to cultivate a professional network.
    Gain skills and exposure to diverse workplace cultures through experiential opportunities.

  • Meet with a Career Engagement Counselor regarding a resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, or interview 
  • Participate in an externship, remote project, research, or internship experience
  • Attend a J-Term session on career readiness competencies, job search toolkit, or building a professional network
  • Meet with a Career Engagement Counselor or an industry professional for a mock interview
  • Gain industry and job search insights from professionals at an Industry Meetup
  • Develop transferable and job-specific skills through on- or off-campus employment
  • Collaborate with a team of peers and a community employer partner through the Community GIGs program
  • Participate in a student leader training focused on applying experience to life after college, resumes, cover letters, personal statements, grad school applications, and interviews
  • Attend a career program involving issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through student organizations, College Life offices, academic departments, or Career Engagement
  • Participate in the International Gettysburgians Network

Year 3 and 4: Consequential Experiences

  • Identify and activate relevant professional preparation tools, including activating professional networks, to secure fulfilling post-graduation work or education.
  • Practice the skills necessary to take on the perspective of another culture to effectively navigate workplace situations.