Starting early leads to success! Career success takes time, so undergraduate students are expected to complete the steps of the Novo Career Advantage, New College’s career plan. The Novo Career Advantage helps prioritize your professional development in easy steps integrated throughout your entire academic experience.

For New Students

Meet Your Career Coach, take the Focus 2 Career Assessment, and explore What you can do with an AOC. Get started on your career path to the future of your dreams.

Career Resources & Programs


Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths.

Fellowships & Funding

Learn more about the prestigious global scholarships, fellowships, and funding opportunities available to New College students.

What can I do with an AOC?

Explore the wide diversity of career paths you can pursue with any Area of Concentration (AOC) from New College.

Grad School Advising

Interested in Grad School? Learn about the ways CEO is here to help.


Join the New College Mentorship Network to connect with professionals ready to give you career advice and support. Rising second-year student? Apply for the Novo Network Mentorship Program.

Professionals in Residence

Our Professionals in Residence program is unique to New College connecting you with seasoned professionals committed to your success!

Certificate in Leadership

Gain the skills needed to lead in any career! Learn more about this program taught by industry experts.

Career Closet

Don’t stress about what to wear to your job or internship interview. The CEO Career Closet has professional attire available for you.

CEO Online Resources

Please join us on Handshake, our recruiting platform that connects recruiters with New College job and internship seekers. Access Handshake by signing into MyNCF and clicking on the Handshake tile.

New to Handshake? Get started here.

The Focus 2 Career Assessment is an intuitive career guidance system that helps students to explore Areas of Concentration (AOC) and careers that connect to their work interests, values, personality, skills, and leisure interests.

2023 Career Resource Guide – Includes resources for resumes, CVs, cover letters, interviewing, graduate school, job/internship searching, LinkedIn, job offer evaluation, salary negotiation, and more.

Career Planning Resources in Canvas – In Canvas linked in myNCF, your career coach has enrolled you in a course with a ton of career planning and exploration resources.

2023 Career Resource Guide – Includes resources for resumes, CVs, cover letters, interviewing, graduate school, job/internship searching, LinkedIn, job offer evaluation, salary negotiation, and more.

Model Resume Google Doc Template – Create a copy  and edit this resume template for a polished and well-formatted resume appropriate for most industries

Computer Science/Tech Fields Resume Google Doc Template – This resume template is appropriate for software engineering, data science, and other technical fields. Create a copy and edit with your information.

LinkedIn Learning is an award-winning industry leader in online training, with a digital library of over 6,000 courses covering a wide range of technical, business, software and creative topics. Accessible 24/7 from your desktop or mobile device, visit LinkedIn Learning by logging in through the myNCF portal. You may watch an entire course, or individual videos – some are as short as four or five minutes. You will be able to bookmark courses that suit your interests, keep track of the courses you have taken, and when you complete a course, you’ll receive a certificate. You have the opportunity to refine or develop your professional skills, learn new software, and explore other areas as you plan for your career growth.

GPA Questions

In the majority of cases, you will not need a GPA to pursue a graduate or professional school program. New College is not the only school nationally that uses narrative evaluations as a grading system. New College grads have successfully been admitted to medical, law, and graduate school, won prestigious scholarships, as well as pursued careers in every industry. Employers and graduate schools have told us that New College students are often more prepared because narrative evaluations force you to reflect on your learning and you can better articulate your strengths and areas for growth than if you only had a letter grade.

Depending on what you’re pursuing, not having a GPA might be a factor in the application process that you and your career coach need to navigate through strategically, but it’s unlikely to stop you from reaching your goals. The CEO can help you navigate through GPA requirements.

Take these steps when facing a GPA requirement:

Step 1: Some programs may need to better understand NCF’s grading system. All applicants should request that the program waives the GPA requirement and include the Provost’s Letter – NCF Grading System Explanation with application materials to ensure a comprehensive understanding of our unique educational program.

Step 2: Occasionally, a program will not grant a waiver of the GPA requirement and will require a GPA, proof of meeting a specific GPA threshold, or an estimation of GPA. In those unique situations, you should complete the GPA Proxy Request form, in which case the Provost’s Office will review your request and can provide a letter with an estimation of a GPA. In order for an estimated GPA to be provided, you must provide sufficient supporting documentation that indicates the need for GPA in connection with a specific opportunity. Questions about this process should be directed to the CEO.

Pre-Professional Programs

Our Pre-Professional Programs are designed for students to continue their studies in their chosen Area of Concentration while developing additional skills and experiences that further prepare them to stand out as applicants when applying to a professional school.

Pre-Health Program

Pre-Health program for New College students pursuing careers in healthcare and medicine, including Pre-Vet, Pre-Dental, Pre-Med, and Pre-Pharmaceutical.

Pre-Law Program

Pre-Law program for New College students pursuing legal careers.