Upcoming Graduates

As upcoming college graduates preparing to enter the workforce, get firsthand experience with Gore’s people, values, processes and culture, as you work on small teams to create products that improve lives.


Completing college and entering the workforce can be a daunting process. As you finish your studies, consider taking the first step in your career by applying for a position with Gore, a global enterprise focused on improving lives. 

Each year, Gore seeks students in their final year of school for a select number of engineering-, manufacturing operations- and supply chain-focused positions. We partner with colleges across the U.S. to interview selected applicants, and also welcome upcoming graduates from non-partner schools to apply.

Timeline for Recruiting Upcoming Graduates

September - November We attend career fairs at select schools.
October - November We hold on-campus interviews or phone interviews with applicants.
October 31 Deadline for applying
November - January We invite students to Gore for on-site interviews and make offers for full-time employment to begin after graduation.

Note: The 2017-2018 upcoming graduate recruiting period ended October 31, 2017. If you are in your final year of school and did not meet this deadline, please see our information for early-career professionals. The 2018-2019 upcoming graduate recruiting period will begin September 2018.

Who We’re Looking For

Each year, we seek students in their final year of college for a select number of positions. The 2017-2018 upcoming graduate recruiting period ended October 31, 2017. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student in your final year of school and missed this deadline, please see our information for early-career professionals.


Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. on a continuing basis and will not consider candidates for employment who currently are on a Visa or require Visa sponsorship, unless otherwise noted on the position description. This includes B.S. or M.S. new graduate applicants.


Because Gore is a technology-oriented manufacturer, our opportunities for upcoming graduates are nearly all focused on engineering and manufacturing operations.

  • For engineering positions, Gore is primarily seeking upcoming grads with B.S. and/or M.S. degrees in areas such as chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, bioengineering/biomedical engineering and electrical engineering.
  • For manufacturing operations positions, Gore is seeking upcoming grads with B.S. and/or M.S. degrees such as industrial engineering, supply chain and operations or engineering management.

PhD or Post-Doctoral Candidates

We hire a select number of PhD and post-doctoral candidates each year for science/technology and product manager positions. We look for candidates with degrees such as bioengineering/biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, statistics and materials science.

Positions requiring a PhD, with or without prior industry work experience required, are posted on our website as opportunities become available. The best way to find these opportunities is to search our open positions.

How to Apply

Applying from a Partner School

The 2017-2018 upcoming graduate recruiting process has ended and campus interviews are completed. If you missed the October 31, 2017 deadline, please see our information for early-career professionals.

Gore partners with selected colleges and universities where we interview on campus during our recruiting process. If you attend one of these schools, we encourage you to visit Career Services to find out when Gore will be on your campus in the future.

Please note: Each school has their own deadline by which students must apply in order to be considered for on-campus interviews.

  • Arizona State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Lehigh University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Washington
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

We have selected these schools based on assessment of their ranking, curriculum, location and likelihood that its students will relocate to a Gore location. Although Gore makes ongoing commitments to recruit interns and upcoming grads from these schools, we welcome candidates from other schools as well.

Applying from a Non-Partner School

If you don’t attend one of our partner schools, please check back on September 1, 2018 for links to apply to our upcoming graduate opportunities.

Tips for Applying

Campus Career Events

Gore recruiters and other Associates visit the campuses of all our partner schools in the fall to exhibit at career fairs, conduct information sessions, and hold on-campus interviews. If you attend one of these schools, please work through your Career Services office to apply for on campus interviews with Gore or to learn about upcoming career events on campus.

Your Resume

Take the time to create a good resume. In addition to highlighting the obvious things like work and school experience, we look for evidence of teamwork, leadership, communication skills, and hands-on aptitude and experience. If selected for an interview, be prepared to share relevant examples of your personal qualities and professional qualifications. Because Gore operates in 30 countries worldwide, any language skills or experience you may have working or living in other cultures are a plus. Be sure to highlight these on your resume.

Email Communications

Our recruiters often use email to communicate with applicants. To ensure you receive our emails, please add [email protected] to your address book.

Interview Questions

If you are selected for interviews with Gore, be prepared to answer questions relevant to your area of study as well as behavioral questions throughout your interview process. Many factors make for a good fit with Gore. For engineering positions, one of those factors is a high level of technical skill and aptitude in order to prepare you for the technical challenge of the work you’ll be doing at Gore.

Drug-Free Workplace

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening. Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.

Typical Opportunities

Product Development

In product development, activities may include planning and designing products, equipment, and product applications; prototype installation and operation, and recording and analyzing data gathered from prototype testing; and working with customers to meet end user needs with design solutions and product innovations. Additionally, you may be involved in identifying potential markets and develop products while continuously improving existing ones.

Process Engineering

As a process engineer, you will work on small teams on process improvement and modification, expansion of process capabilities, and further enhancement of ePTFE technology while ensuring a safe and cost-effective work environment. You will contribute to the installation, operation, maintenance, and upgrade of production and testing equipment, equipment layout and workflow.

Mechanical Design Engineering

The design of processing equipment is a key capability at Gore due to the unique and proprietary nature of our products. As a mechanical design engineer, you will actively participate in the design, fabrication, assembly, installation and support of a wide variety of equipment used to manufacture a broad range of products. Typical responsibilities also include project management, development of specifications, equipment qualification and project documentation.

Manufacturing Engineering / Operations Management

Here, you will take on projects in constraint management, process capability, facilities planning or team development. You will also interact with manufacturing, engineering and business teams to increase productivity and optimize the flow of product and information throughout our enterprise.

Automation Controls / Design & Automation Engineering

As an automation controls engineer, you can expect to actively participate in the design, installation and support of a wide variety of unique manufacturing machines and processes, as well as facilities infrastructure projects. Typical responsibilities include the selection of control system hardware, instrumentation, machine programming (PLC, Drives, Robotics, etc.), operator interface development (HMI), coordinated motion control (servos, AC and DC drives, hydraulics and pneumatics), project management, specification development, schematic development, machine documentation and data acquisition.

Quality Engineering

As a quality engineer, you will evaluate fitness for use of materials, designs, processes, tests and products (from technology development through manufacturing). Some of your responsibilities include designing, executing and analyzing experiments as well as understanding device use, evaluating and validating components and materials, and developing material and product specifications. Throughout the life cycle of the product, you will work with engineers, product and clinical specialists, manufacturing, and other teams, and will have direct impact on the quality of our existing products as well as on next-generation products during design and development.

Manufacturing Operations

Gore's manufacturing operations include such functions as planning, procurement, manufacturing leadership, logistics, quality assurance, manufacturing systems/data management support, lean manufacturing and rotational operations programs that cover all of these facets of operations. You will have an opportunity to learn business, divisional and functional competencies emphasizing supply chain operations.