Lafayette is here for the life of your career!

We’ll support you through your first job or fifth career transition, through your journey to graduate or professional school, and through your career relaunch or encore career! As an alumnus of Lafayette you have access to complimentary career services through the Gateway Career Center. Our alumni career coach is dedicated to your needs.

Services include

  • Individual career coaching
  • Resume, cover letter, and personal statement reviews
  • Personality, strengths, and interests assessments
  • Industry advice and career management information
  • An alumni networking platform, GatewayLink, to gain advice and give advice within the Lafayette community

We are here to help

Ask a Career Question

  • Submit your quick question for our career coach! We will respond with your answer as soon as possible!

Request an Appointment

Need a career coaching appointment? Appointments are available in person, by phone or Skype, or email. Use the form below to submit your request. We’ll be in touch to get you scheduled!

  • Examples: Consultant, Teacher, Unemployed, Still Seeking
  • Examples: ABC Bank, XYZ Marketing Firm, Unemployed, Still Seeking
  • Please list 5 possible dates and times you are available for an appointment for the week following this request. Appointments are available:
    M, W, Th, F 9:30 AM-1:00 PM EST and from 2:30-4:30 PM EST on the half-hour or hour.
    Tuesday availability is from 2:30-4:30 PM EST.
    Please submit your request in the following format: Day of the week, date, month, times.
    EX: Monday 9/16: 10:00, 10:30, 11:00
    Tuesday 9/18: 2:30, 3:00
  • You will receive an email confirmation (within three business days) of one of your selected appointment times. If none of those times can be accommodated, you will be asked to call the office M-F 9-5 ET at 610-330-5115 to schedule another time.

Career information and advice:

Looking for industry and career information? Here are a variety of resources, job boards, and relevant blogs by industry and career stage.

  • GATEWAYLINK: Lafayette alumni are your best resource for industry information and career advice. You’ll find them on our new networking platform GatewayLink. Register today to discover alumni to connect with and serve as a resource for students and fellow alumni.
  • See in depth industry resources, resume samples, and job boards
    In order to access this information, you will need your Lafayette NetID and password.  Please visit https://help.lafayette.edu/it-services-for-alumni/ for more information or if you do not know your NetID.  Visit http://password.lafayette.edu to create or reset your password.  If you have additional questions or need assistance, contact Alumni Relations at 610-330-5040.
  • The following is a list of industry and general career blogs to follow for up-to-the-minute trends and advice:
    • Harvard Business Review – Ideas and Advice for Leaders
      Find new ideas and classic advice on strategy, innovation and leadership for global leaders from the world’s best business and management experts.
    • The Muse
      Follow this career blog for great advice, new opportunities in a wide array of fields, and sneak peeks into some of the coolest new companies today. See their picks of top career blogs here https://www.themuse.com/advice/5-career-blogs-worth-a-read
    • Idealist Careers
      Find, land, love, and grow your social-impact career. Idealist specializes in careers in the non-profit sector.
    • Forbes
      Forbes is a global media company, focusing on business, investing, technology, entrepreneurship, leadership, and lifestyle.
    • Fast Company | The future of business
      Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, leadership, and design.
    • My Lifestyle Career   |   Next Avenue
      Nancy Collamer is a speaker, author, and leading expert in second-act careers and careers for seasoned professionals. Her blogs focus on careers for semi-retirement.