Lafayette Gateway Career Center

Greetings Faculty Partners,

As we all embark on this new semester, I wanted to wish you a smooth and productive start to the fall.

We are excited to share with you our new website, which offers students a personalized experience which is designed to provide students with a personalized experience, and to connect them with people, opportunities, tools, and content that align to their interests and goals. and lists all of our upcoming programs and events.  I hope that you will take a moment to explore the new layout and features!  Additionally, as you may already know, Gateway distributes a weekly newsletter via email called Gateway Weekly which includes useful information for students, faculty, and staff.  If you would like to receive this newsletter, please email your request to

This fall, the Gateway Career Center will continue to offer the option of in-person or virtual one-to-one career counseling appointments. We are actively engaging with employer partners, and are working to develop a full semester of programming that aligns to students’ needs and interests.  We appreciate your support by encouraging your students to connect with their Gateway Career Counselor early and often this year!

Here’s a sample of key programs and resources which may be of interest to you and your students:

  • On Campus and Virtual Career Fairs: A variety of employers recruit for internships and full-time opportunities.

Lafayette On Campus Career Fair: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 21.

Lafayette Virtual Career Fair: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 29.

  • Handshake: Our new online database of internships and full-time opportunities. Handshake allows a student access to these postings 24/7. They can upload application documents, schedule & track on-campus interviews, and find career and graduate school guides and resources.
  • Graduate School Resources: In addition to the more than 60 directories and resources in our Gateway Resources Library related to the graduate and professional school search, we have an extensive collection of online resources for graduate school, found  here.
  • January Externship Program: Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors can shadow alumni and parents in a variety of fields, including graduate school, to clarify their career goals. Students will spend two-to-five days gaining an in-depth look at a particular career field, industry, and professional environment. When applying, students will be able to choose to apply to in-person and/or remote externship opportunities. Application deadline is 12 p.m. Oct. 28. Read more about the program here.
  • Career Tracks Program: (First Year, Sophomores and Juniors) These city-based, industry-focused experiences offer students a valuable opportunity to learn about different employers and career paths over the course of two-to-three days. Students will engage with industry professionals, expand their networks, and increase their awareness of career possibilities. More information is coming soon about this program.

The events section of our website will be continuously updated to reflect our fall programs and events.  We look forward to working with you!


Mike Summers

Associate Vice President, Gateway Career Center

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