Guaranteed Placement Program
The Guaranteed Placement Program (or GPP) is a career development program designed to supplement a student's formal education.
Established in 1999, the GPP integrates classroom instruction, experiential education, service leadership, and career focused workshops. The program is designed to prepare students looking to enter the workforce or graduate school after graduation and is facilitated through workshops and individual appointments. The GPP is structured developmentally for all class levels with each year building on the next; students fulfill basic career development requirements in their freshman and sophomore years. Junior year they get a glimpse of financial fitness and inclusive excellence.
In their final semesters, program requirements increase as students begin to focus on skills appropriate to the job search and job interviewing such as: resume and cover letter refinement; interview skills and completing a half-hour mock interview with a 'real' employer, learning professional etiquette, attending a job fair, and of course, conducting an effective job search.
Our Guarantee states that if any student, who fully participates in our program for all four years of their college experience, does not receive a job offer or is not accepted into graduate/professional school within six months of graduation, the University provides that student a paid internship* in their chosen field.
For more detailed information on the Guaranteed Placement Program, please see our GPP Parent's Manual.
If you have additional questions, e-mail our Director, Bernadette Rushmer, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Terms and conditions apply.
Here is what our students have to say...
"It gets you thinking about life's opportunities."
Anonymous, Junior GPP Student, 2010
"Presenter was knowledgeable and direct [and] friendly at the same time. I am more aware of what employers will be looking for once I get out there..."
Lauren, Junior GPP Student, 2010
"GPP is an important program to have for future successes and it doesn't take much effort."
Erin, Sophomore GPP Student, 2011
"Very beneficial information; informative and applicable to all majors."
Anonymous, Senior GPP Student, 2009