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.

Who We’re Looking For

Each year, we seek 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.


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.

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 selected applicants.
October 31 Deadline for applying
Please note: For partner schools, deadlines to be considered for on-campus interviews may vary
November - January We invite selected students to Gore for on-site interviews and make offers for full-time employment to begin after graduation.

How to Apply

Applying from a Partner School

Gore partners with selected colleges and universities where we have listed our opportunities on their career services sites. If you attend one of these schools, we encourage you to visit your careers site to submit an application. The school specific deadlines by which students must apply in order to be considered are listed below.

  • Arizona State University   l   September 30, 2018
  • California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo   l   October 8, 2018
  • Clemson University   l   October 31, 2018
  • Drexel University   l   October 31, 2018
  • Georgia Institute of Technology   l   September 23, 2018
  • Howard University   l   September 30, 2018
  • Lehigh University   l   September 18, 2018
  • Michigan State University   l   October 31, 2018
  • North Carolina A&T State University   l   September 16, 2018
  • Northern Arizona University   l   October 3, 2018
  • The Pennsylvania State University   l   September 17, 2018
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute   l   October 31, 2018
  • University of Arizona   l   September 16, 2018
  • University of Delaware   l   September 17, 2018
  • University of Maryland - College Park   l   September 17, 2018
  • University of Michigan   l   September 23, 2018
  • University of Texas Austin   l   October 31, 2018
  • University of Washington   l   October 10, 2018
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University   l   October 31, 2018

We have selected these schools based on assessment of their diversity in enrollment, 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

The 2018-2019 upcoming graduate recruiting period ended October 31, 2018. If you are in your final year of school and did not meet this deadline, please see our information for early-career professionals. The 2019-2020 upcoming graduate recruiting period will begin September 2019.

Tips for Applying

Campus Career Events

Gore recruiters and other Associates visit the campuses of many 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 to Gore or to learn about upcoming career events on campus.

View listing of campus career events

School Event Date / Time / Location
Arizona State University


Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Memorial Union

  SBHSE BioMixer Monday, Sept. 24, 2018
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tempe Student Pavilion
  Engineering Career Fair Tues. - Weds., Sept. 25-26, 2018
9:00am - 5:30pm
Memorial Union
California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Fall Career Fair Weds. - Thurs., Oct. 3-4, 2018
9:30am - 2:30pm
Recreation Center, Building 43
Georgia Institute of Technology


Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Student Center - Gold Ballroom
  All Majors Career Fair Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
9:30am - 4:00pm
Campus Recreation Center
  MSE Career Fair Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
4:00pm - 8:00pm
Klaus Advanced Computing Building
  IISE Career Fair Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
McCamish Pavilion
Howard University Fall 2018 All Majors & Internship Fair Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018
2:00pm - 6:00pm
On The Yard
Lehigh University ISE Career Fair Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Wood Dining Room
  Career Expo Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Stabler Arena
North Carolina A&T State University Career Awareness Fair Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018
9:00am - 3:00pm
Corbett Sports Center
Northern Arizona University Hiring Expo Friday, Sept. 28, 2018
12:00pm - 4:00pm
The Pennsylvania State University Fall 2018 Supply Chain Career Fair Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018
11:00am - 4:00pm
Smeal Business Building Atrium
  Fall Career Day
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
11:00am - 4:00pm
Bryce Jordan Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute NSBE/SHPE 2018 Fall Career Fair Friday, Sept. 21, 2018
10:00am - 3:30pm
RPI Armory
University of Arizona Fall Career Days
(STEM Day)
Wednesday., Sept. 12, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
University of Delaware Bootcamp Monday, Sept. 10, 2018
5:30pm - 8:30pm (tentative)
Location TBD
  Fall Career & Internship Fair 
(All Majors)
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018
3:00pm - 6:30pm
The Little Bob
University of Maryland Fall Career & Internship Fair 
(All Majors)
Weds. - Thurs., Sept. 12-13, 2018
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Xfinity Center
University of Michigan SWE/TBP Engineering Fall Career Fair Mon. - Tues., Sept. 17-18, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
Pierpoint Commons
  IOE Career Fair Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018
10:00am - 3:00pm
University of Washington Pre Fair Info Session Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018
5:00pm - 7:30pm (Total)
HUB: 214
  Engineering Hiring Expo Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
8:30am - 5:30pm

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.