The Graves Center for Calling & Career assists students and alumni in planning and preparing for their careers. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including individual career advising, group programs and on-line resources. We assist students in understanding their skills, interests, and values while connecting this knowledge with various career options, career exploration, and on-campus recruiting.
More information can be found in the Portal at Departments > Center for Calling and Career > Calling and Career Home Page
Working an internship as a college student helps to create a stronger career focus and understanding, increases the acceptance rate of full-time jobs, and increases career retention. With GC, there are 2 types of internship opportunities: Academic & Non-Academic
An Academic Internship is for credit ranging from 1 - 3 credit hours per semester (occasionally more) and must be approved by the department chair in order to count toward a major and/or minor. Students must also seek a faculty member with qualifications appropriate to overseeing the internship's major area of study to supervise their internship, before the internship begins. Academic Internships may be paid or non-paid. Students are required to work 50-hours for every one credit hour. Internship courses are offered during fall, winter, spring, May and summer semesters. The faculty and academic department govern academic internships. Registration fees do apply for summer enrollment and/or any internship enrollment below 12-credit hours or above 18-credit hours limit in any given semester.
A Non-Academic Internship is non-credit and provides a valuable learning experience that fits students’ specific vocational goals. Department of Labor defines that a non-academic internship requires financial compensation from the employer. This may be offered during the fall, spring and summer semesters.
Students seeking academic credit for their internship must complete the internship registration/application form no later than the final date for drop/add (except under extenuating circumstances – requiring Dr. Allen’s approval). This is the final deadline, you should register your internship course as soon as your internship site and faculty supervisor is secured.
Fall 2019: October 21
Spring 2020: March 24
May Term 2020: May 1
Summer One 2020: May 1
Summer Two 2020: June 1
The online registration/application form is located in the Portal > Departments> Center for Calling & Career > Internships on the lower right.
Visit the Career Center website for more details!
Georgetown College commits to preparing students for thier life's pursuits by providing an exceptional academic experience and financial support for their career development. We are committed to keeping a clear focus on vibrant intellectual development and thorough career readiness by providing students in every academic field with:
To be eligible to participate in the program, students must enter as first-time freshmen. All new GC students are enrolled in the College-to-Career program. Only students who meet the benchmarks for the Career Exploration Level will be awarded career development funds.
There are two levels of the commitment with required elements for your first and second year and further requirements for your third and fourth years. Students completing all requirements for both levels will receive the Harper Gatton Leadership Medallion. Details can be found in the Portal at Departments > Center for Calling and Career > Resources and Programs.
All new GC first-time freshman students are enrolled in the College-to-Career Program (beginning with the Fall 2015 class);
Only students who meet the requirements for the Career Exploration Level will be awarded career development funds;
Students who complete both levels wll be awarded the Harper Gatton Leadership Medallion.
To be eligible to participate in the program, students must enter as first-time freshmen (beginning with the Fall 2015 class). All new GC students are enrolled in the College-to-Career Commitment (CTC). Only students who meet the benchmarks for the Career Exploration Level will be awarded career development funds. Students must complete the Exploration level to be eligible to complete the Discovery level. Students that complete both levels will be awarded the Harper Gatton Leadership Medallion.
Benchmarks (Details in Student Guide):
Career Exploration Level
• Attend at least three CTC designated programs (many will be NEXUS / Calling & Career) during the first year, two during second year and you MUST attend Sophomore Summit the Friday before classes start prior to the spring semester.
• Students who meet these benchmarks are eligible for up to $ 500 of career development funds.
• You must complete the application by the last day of classes spring semester. Once the application is received and verified, you will be notified.
Students who complete the requirements for this level are eligible for up to $500 of career development funds during their junior or senior year. Students should complete the online application and submit to GCCC by the last day of classes in the spring semester of their sophomore year. Career development funds are considered income and are subject to all local, state and federal tax regulations.
Career Discovery Level:
Students who complete the requirements for this level are eligible to receive The Harper Gatton Leadership Medallion. Students should complete the online application and submit to GCCC two weeks prior to Commencement. The Harper Gatton Leadership Medallion will be worn at Commencement.
*Self-report at Portal > Departments > Center for Calling & Career > Resources & Programs
** You must complete the assessment + have an individual review or participate in a group review (example Freshmen Seminar class).