Guaranteed Job Placement Program
Establishing a Working Relationship with Career Services
As stated in the Guaranteed Job Placement Agreement, students "must register with and establish a working relationship with the College's Career Services Office while enrolled at Thomas and until securing employment after graduation," and "must make a reasonable effort to secure employment following graduation." It is important for students to register and start their working relationship with Career Services within the first two years at Thomas. Visiting the office early on can help clarify and define career goals and assist in securing summer positions and internships.
To ensure students are on target with their career goals, and to qualify for the college's Guaranteed Job Placement program, we expect students to:
Register with Career Services by filling out an online form, linked from the Career Services home page. We recommend that students complete this form during sophomore year, or as soon as possible after.
Establish a working relationship with Career Services which entails meeting with Career Services staff each year, and several times before graduating. We recommend setting up appointments with Career Services at least a few times during junior and senior years to ensure your career plan is in place and to discuss the multi-faceted approach of a successful job search.
Demonstrate a good-faith effort to find employment, ideally starting the job-search process before graduation. Students need to take action during the final academic year in preparation for a successful job search, and after graduation, the job search becomes a full-time job in itself.
In order for us to guarantee jobs for our qualifying graduates, the following are also important considerations:
- First-year students should meet with the assistant director of career services to discuss career aspirations, start creating a plan, and prepare a college-level resume.
The student should update his or her resume and cover letter during senior year, based on feedback from the director or assistant director of career services, and have these application documents finalized before graduating.
Before graduating, students need to supply Career Services with post-graduation contact information, including physical address, email, and phone. This ensures that Career Services will be able to contact you after you leave Thomas.
The student/graduate should understand and follow job search best practices as outlined in "Conducting an Effective Job Search" on the Career Services website. The job search is a full-time job. It is important to network and make new contacts every week.
After leaving Thomas, the graduate must initiate contact with the director of career services on a regular basis via phone, email, or in-person to provide updates on job search activity, including job application details, and to follow-up on advice and recommendations given by Career Services.
The current GJob form is available here
If you can't remember if you signed up, or would like to, please check with Career Services.