Career & Academic Planning Center

Welcome to George Fox’s Career & Academic Planning Center (formerly known as the IDEA Center)! We work with students to equip them for success academically and in the job market, while also collaborating with faculty, employers, community organizations and alumni to offer our students opportunities for experiential learning, whether through internships, field experiences, summer employment, or jobs after graduation.

The audiences we serve include:

Student meets with career coach


We’ll assist you with your academic planning and career preparation throughout your undergraduate tenure and beyond. In partnership with your faculty advisor, we will create an individualized graduation plan with you to help ensure you complete graduation requirements in a timely manner.

We’ll also help you develop the professional skills and materials needed to be an excellent candidate for your future career.

Employer talks to student at a career fair


Whether you’re looking to fill an internship or hoping to hire for a full-time position, George Fox students and alumni will prove to be exceptionally professional, articulate, polite and well-prepared for jobs of the future. We are here to support you however we can in your recruiting strategies.



Even after you’ve graduated from Fox we’re still here to support you through career coaching for recent grads, offering access to online employment resources, and assisting with your resume and cover letters.



We are available to provide professional development presentations for students in your classes or programs, and we’re happy to connect you with students seeking a faculty mentor as they pursue internships and jobs in your area of expertise.

About Us

Have questions of us and the resources we offer? Feel free to reach out to us at



Handshake is George Fox’s online career services platform. Every student gets an account with Handshake, which gives them access to job and internship opportunities with more than 7,000 employers worldwide.

Download the Handshake app or go online to register:


Quinncia is an innovative AI product aimed at helping students enhance their resume content and improve employment opportunities. This virtual guide will offer feedback and recommendations to help you in the creation of your professional resume and as you work to master the art of the interview.

Pitch 59

Use the Pitch 59 tool to help you stand out to future employers by highlighting what makes you unique. Pitch 59 introduces you to potential employers with your best 59-second elevator pitch. It’s a 59-second virtual business card you can carry and send anywhere, anytime.

Parker-Dewey: Paid Micro-Internships

Looking for opportunities to work remotely while gaining professional experience and exploring career options? Through Parker-Dewey, students from any major, year or degree level have access to paid, professional “micro-internships” with employers from around the country. 


Forage is a virtual platform that is online 24/7/365 with zero barriers to entry. It enables you to gain skills and awareness in your own time and in a safe-space environment. Forage works with leading companies to understand what skills they are looking for in a successful graduate and what an employee in their organization does day-to-day.

career fair

Upcoming Events

Each year, we host events on campus to create opportunities for our students to connect with employers. Among them are expos for nursing and engineering students, as well as virtual and in-person career fairs.