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Career and Internship Center Staff
Albion College's Career and Internship Center provides comprehensive services designed to assist students and alumni in the career exploration and decision-making process. We strive to teach students the skills necessary to be successful with their career pursuits. Get to know us!
Troy joined Albion College as Director of the Career and Internship Center in February 2013. He comes to Albion from Idaho after working at the Career Center at Idaho State University for fourteen years. Troy received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and Master of Counseling in Student Affairs and College Counseling from Idaho State University, and continues to complete coursework toward a doctorate in higher education.
Dawn is an Albion College alumna and Albion community resident. After graduation, Dawn pursued a career in social work in the Ann Arbor area. Several years later, she returned to the Albion area and began working at the Albion District Library. Upon completing her master's degree in Library and Information Science at Wayne State University, Dawn worked in public libraries for over a decade. Dawn brings her skills as a social worker and librarian to the Career and Internship Center to help benefit the students at Albion College.
Jenny joined the Albion College Career and Internship Center in September of 2013. She graduated from Albion College in 1998 in English and a concentration in Environmental Studies. She brings a passion for helping others and an endless commitment to Albion College.
Peer Career Advisor
Mitchell is a senior in Communication Studies and has been with the Career and Internship Center for over a year now. He is a member of the Gerstacker Institute and has completed three internships. He also participated in the Student Venture Program where he marketed items for Albion fraternities and sorrorities. His most recent internship was at Janesville Acoustics where he assisted in the hiring of production associates and team leaders and helped to develop and implement several events including a job fair and a grand opening.
Peer Career Advisor
Katie is a junior pursuing a major in Psychology and a minor in Communication Studies with a concentration in Human Services. Katie is very involved on campus as a member of various campus organizations. Along with working in the Career and Internship Center, Katie is also on the tour guide management team and is an intramural sport supervisor. Katie has had a variety of internships in children-psychology positions. Her most recent one was working at a children's camp in Northport, Mich., where she was trained by a psychologist to become high ropes course certified.
Peer Career Advisor
Are You Job Searching?
If you are seeking a job or a career change the Career and Internship Center is available to assist you. You will find many helpful documents under Additional Resources to get you started.
Preparing for the Search
When doing a job search make sure that all your professional papers are updated (résumé, cover letters, references). Connect with all your network contacts – let them know you are looking and what fields you are exploring.
Find links to several job search sites to assist you in your search. In addition, if you do not have an account on the Albion College site, contact our office and we will establish one.
On-campus recruiting takes place each fall and spring semester. If coming to campus is an option for you, information on who is coming and when is available on the site.
In addition to on-campus recruiting, Albion College participates in regional events. As an alumnus, you are invited to participate in any of these events.
Job Pursuit, an annual job fair in February sponsored by a consortium of private Michigan Colleges and Universities. You must contact us to register in advance with the Career and Internship Center.
Michigan Collegiate Job Fair (MCIF) in Livonia both spring and fall semesters provides an opportunity to meet and network with employers.
We wish you the best in your search process! Please contact us if we can assist you as you move through this process.
Types of Cover Letters
In the course of your job search, you will write two basic types of letters to seek out employment opportunities: letters of application and letters of inquiry.
Letters of Application:
This type of letter is written in response to a specific, advertised job opening. Your purpose is to spur employers to read your resume and set up a job interview. In order to be successful, you must demonstrate that your qualifications match the requirements of the position. If possible, get a copy of the position description and study it carefully. Your letter should be organized as follows:
- Identify the position for which you are applying and state how you learned about it.
- Describe your qualifications as they relate to the position requirements, providing evidence of your related experiences and accomplishments.
- Convince the employer that you have the personal qualifications and motivation to perform well in the position.
- Indicate your availability for an interview.
Letters of Inquiry:
This letter is written to seek out possible openings and generate, if not a job interview, at least an initial informal interview. Since many positions are not widely advertised, a letter of inquiry is used to familiarize the employer with your qualifications so they will remember you when a position opens. Its structure is similar to the letter of application; but instead of addressing specific position requirements, it focuses on your qualifications and interests in broader, more general terms. Like the letter of application, it will be most effective if it reflects a knowledge of the organization and communicates what you can do to contribute to organizational needs and goals. This type of letter should be organized as follows:
- Ask for consideration for any existing or anticipated openings suited to your qualifications.
- State why you are attracted to the organization and indicate the area of the organization that interests you or the type of position you are seeking.
- Highlight your qualifications as they relate to your stated interest.
Ask for the opportunity to meet with someone to further discuss your interests and qualifications.