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Invent Your

Future

Prepared For Life

With a Goucher education, you will be prepared for the real world. From knowing what you want, to getting it, we provide you the necessary tools to prepare you for jobs that might not yet exist. Whether you're unsure about your career path or focused on the way you'll make a difference in the world, we work with you so you have the connections, experiences, and confidence that will lead you from college to your future.

Get started working on your future with a one-on-one consultation with a specialist in the Career Development Office.

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Unique Perspectives
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my name isBradford Shellhammer
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my name isJamila Thompson
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Design and e-commerce visionary and entrepreneur

“Fab was born out of my outlook on life: optimism, happiness, color, a celebration of things that people make.” Shellhammer came to Goucher to study English (later switching to communications) and found that the college welcomed diverse individuals. “At Goucher, I was exposed to different people. I learned how to write and to think critically. I was blown away by the sophistication of the student body. Goucher gave me the confidence to go out into the world and have a loud voice.”

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my name isJamila Thompson
Legislative Director for U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)

"I wanted to be able to do everything that I wanted to do." Jamila Thompson’s mother was a mentor to a high school student in the Washington, DC, area. When she and other mentors took their prospective college students on a trip up to Baltimore to check out Goucher, Jamila rode along. She says, “I loved Goucher immediately because people were so friendly and the campus was so green.”

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my name isMelissa Weiss
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my name isSean McComb
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Junior Editor - Last Week Tonight

It’s Monday, so Melissa Leah Weiss ’09 is at home. “I work at a show that airs Sunday night,” she explains, “and it’s live to tape, so we work weekends.” If you are one of the millions of viewers of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, starring comedian John Oliver, you were probably already aware of when it airs, but Weiss, the junior editor on the program, is still getting used to the idea of working on such a high-profile show.

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my name isSean McComb
2014 National Teacher of the Year

"It was really helpful to get practical advice, along with the theoretical coursework we were working on. I thought that combination was specifically very helpful, as was the personal attention, small class sizes, and really accessible college community and professors."

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Most Innovative College

Today's economy demands smart choices when it comes to picking a college and a career. Goucher is a wise investment. What makes us stand out? U.S. News and World Report just ranked us No. 8 on a new list of the nation's most innovative schools, and there's more where that comes from. Our graduates' are early adapters, and they have the communications and foreign language skills, international exposure, and hands-on internship experiences that give them a leg up in the quickly changing global economy. Our alums go on to successful careers in government, business, medicine, law, nonprofit work, media, education, and more. Many also go on to prestigious graduate schools, mostly within five years of graduating. Every staff and faculty member is dedicated to you getting the most of your experience, gaining the skills necessary to find that job that doesn't feel like a job.