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 AVAILABLE TO ALUMNI

Individual Career Coaching Appointments

Schedule an appointment for an individual career coaching session to discuss:
:

  • Job searching techniques, career exploration, career concerns or career transition
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and Personal Statement Reviews
  • Assessments– Personality, Strengths & Interests
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • And More!

Appointments are available in person, by phone or Skype, Zoom or email. Use the form below to submit your request or call 610-330-5115.  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.

Drop-In Hours-- "Career Coach on Call"

Have a quick career question or need some advice?  Connect with our Career Coach on Call, Margie Cherry.
Career Coach on Call is available via Zoom. Join by clicking a link below:

Available hours (April/May):

April 20, 2020 -3:30pm-5:00pm EST
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April 27, 2020 -11:30am-1:00pm EST
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May 4th, 2020 -3:30pm-5:00pm EST
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May 11, 2020 -11:30am-1:00pm EST
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May 18, 2020 – 3:30pm-5:00pm EST
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May 25, 2020 – 11:30am-1:00pm EST
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Ask a Career Question

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

Facebook Live Tips "Five in 5"

Ongoing series of career and professional development tips:

Catch the next episode:
Thursday, May 28th at 12:30pm EST – Five Linked In Tips in 5 Minutes

Previous Episodes:

Five Quarantine Career-boosting Tips in 5 minutes 

Five Personal Branding Tips in 5 Minutes

Five Networking Tips in 5 Minutes

Five Resume Tips in 5 Minutes

Webinars (Pre-recorded and Upcoming)

Webinars (Pre-recorded and Upcoming)
Ongoing webinar series of career and professional development topics.

All the Write Stuff Know the Inner You for the Interview

Put your Prep into practice -Interviewing  Fearless Networking in 5 steps

 

GatewayLink-- Alumni Networking Platform

GATEWAYLINK: Lafayette alumni are your best resource for industry information and career advice. You’ll find them on our new networking platform.

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GatewayLink. Register today to discover alumni to connect with and serve as a resource for students and fellow alumni.

Additional Career Resources for Alumni

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

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 Help Services for Alumni for more information or if you do not know your NetID.
Visit 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 – Click Here
    • 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 Careers   |   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.

    Articles from our Lafayette College Career Services AlumNETWORK LinkedIn Group

ADDITIONAL ALUMNI RESOURCES

Alumni Relations Website  – Find out about other alumni services.

LeopardLink – join the Lafayette alumni community and find out about upcoming alumni events.