Education

GCC Career Services Recognized by Princeton Review

GROVE CITY, Pa. – The Princeton Review has named Grove City College to several lists in its annual education guide, “The Best 385 Colleges,” including Best Northeastern School, Best Value College and Best Career Services, where the college holds the No. 12 spot in the nation.

“We strive to provide first-rate and comprehensive opportunities for our students during their time here and to play a central part of our students’ college experience,” said Amanda Sposato, Grove City College’s director of career services, in  a statement. “Our aim is to help them become career ready by the time they graduate and to ultimately live out their vocational callings effectively for Christ.”

Grove City graduates have a 96% placement rate within six months of graduation. And, according to PayScale, alumni have higher-than-average starting and mid-career salaries, $53,500 and $103,000, respectively.

“Boasting ‘very high job placement rates,’ Grove City prides itself on helping students succeed during and after their formal education,” The Princeton Review said of the college. “One student says, ‘The greatest strength of my school is how dedicated they are to helping students find a job and create a future. The Career Services Office is dedicated to helping students in any way that they can and have special events to help students network.”

Among the events hosted by the office is Grove City’s annual career fair, which draws more than 170 employers and graduate schools. This year’s fair will be held Sept. 25 and include companies like PNC Financial Services Group, IBM and Amazon. In all, the Career Services Office hosted 247 events last school year.

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