IDEA Center


Initiate the next steps toward your future goals


Discover your vocational calling


Engage academic & experiential opportunities


Achieve exceptional life outcomes

College to Career

What We Do

The IDEA Center staff works with George Fox students to equip them for success academically and in the job market. We collaborate with faculty, employers, community organizations, and alumni to offer students opportunities for experiential learning, whether through internships, field experiences, summer employment, or jobs after graduation.

Our staff guides students through a 4:3 Plan (four years, three summers), ensuring completion of graduation requirements and assisting with preparation for internships and career opportunities.

Students can schedule an appointment or drop in to talk to a Career and Academic Planning Coach (CAP Coach) for academic scheduling and advising, or a Career and Internship Coach for career planning and job-search support.

Who We Work With

The IDEA Center networks with industries across the region to inform hiring managers that we offer Oregon’s best talent. Recruiters who visit our campus find our students to be exceptionally professional, articulate, polite, and well-prepared for jobs of the future.

We participate in three annual events that connect students with more than 100 prospective employers: a Job & Internship Fair, an Engineering Expo, and a Nursing Expo.

In addition, every student gets an account with Handshake, our job and internship portal where current jobs are posted.

Connect with Us

To make an appointment with a CAP Coach or Career Coach, visit Handshake.

For any questions or concerns, please call 503-554-2330, write, or visit us on the first floor of the Stevens Center.

Upcoming Events

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View employers, internships, jobs, events, and more on Handshake - the University's tool for Employers and Students. Download the iPhone app or go to to register.

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