Nothing underscores the strength of a Gettysburg education more powerfully than the great work of our graduates. They have gone on to achieve personal fulfillment and career distinction in just about every walk of life imaginable. More importantly, they stay engaged and give back to their alma mater. In the past five years alone, our alums have provided more than 8,000 career experiences from immersion trips to networking dinners and externships. With opportunities like these on their résumés, it is no surprise that 98% of our recent graduates have either found full-time employment or are enrolled in a graduate school program less than one year after their graduation.
What distinguishes Gettysburg College is our commitment to help students develop a career plan and build their professional network.
Gettysburg College’s Center for Career Development works with every student, from their first year through their senior year and beyond, to do just that.
Through internships, externships, job shadowing, career immersion trips, and networking events, Gettysburg College students are able to connect with our alumni and gain insight about various career fields, leading to career success shortly after graduation. In fact, our recent graduates report high rates of employment success, with 95% enjoying gainful employment or pursuing a graduate degree.
8,000+ Alums and parents have connected students with internships and jobs in the last 6 years.
Five to fifteen years after graduation, about two thirds of Gettysburg alumni have obtained an advanced degree from institutions such as these:
The Gettysburg network is everywhere. It spans from the New York offices of LinkedIn and NBC Universal to the international financial industry powerhouse Deloitte and renowned healthcare facilities across the country. With alums in almost every industry imaginable across six continents, our network proves that Gettysburgians can go anywhere and do anything with the confidence and experience that their education affords them. See what connections you can make as a Gettysburgian.