Career Planning

What is a Personal Statement?

Writing a personal statement for graduate school applications can feel overwhelming. The purpose of your personal statement is to introduce yourself, explain why you are a good match for the program, market yourself, and entice the admissions committee to positively consider your application. Begin by researching each graduate school you are applying to and learning everything you can about their programs, faculty interests, and requirements for applications.

The Career and Internship Center is available to discuss the process with you and assist you as you develop your cover letter – simply contact us.

In addition to Career Development staff, don’t forget the other many resources available to you:

  • Albion faculty – they were successful in their applications
  • Albion alumni and friends who have gone on to graduate school – they have insight into what worked for them and/or what a specific school is looking for
  • Internet sites created by graduate students at various schools – search on the Internet for blogs
  • The writing center – available to assist you in the writing process

Recruiting

The Career and Internship Center staff is available to assist your organization in recruiting Albion College students. Please contact us and we are happy to assist you.

In addition to the opportunities listed below, employers are invited to send recruitment information or company brochures to our office. This information is kept on file for students who are interested in exploring possible employment options.

There are many ways that the Career and Internship Center can assist you with your recruiting needs. While these are listed below, please do not hesitate to contact the Career and Internship Center to see how the office can format your recruiting experience around your specific needs.

Post job and internship opportunities in Handshake Join Handshake

Join Handshake now

If you have an account, simply sign in using your username and password.

  • To create and account, use the Register or Register And Postr Job buttons to the right. You will receive an email with a link to the Albion College site once access is completed
  • You can always contact the Career and Internship Center at 517/629-0332 and we can create an account for you

Post your job descriptions directly through this system.

If you prefer to have the Career and Internship Center staff post your position, simply send the information via email to or via fax to 517/629-0578.

Conduct on-campus interviews

On-campus interviews at Albion College are particularly important. It provides acces to our students and exposes your company to Albion College. This familiarity will help you create knowledge and understanding of who you are and the employment opportunities that you have available. Your interviews aso help expose the students to the important services offered by the Career and Internship Center. You are provided space to meet individually with students in a private setting. Our staff is available to assist you in posting notices, registering applicants, and providing support as you are on campus.

To arrange on-campus interviews, contact our office by phone at 517/629-0332, via email at . You may also login to the Handshake to submit details and request a schedule.

Participate in information sessions

You may choose to present a program to interested students (typically 1 hour in length) on the Albion College campus. This format allows employers and students to learn more about one another in a relaxed setting. The Career and Internship Center can assist you by arranging the accommodations, providing audio-visual equipment, publicizing the program, and following up with any recruitment needs that may arise.

To arrange to conduct an information session, contact our office by phone at 517/629-0332 or via email at .

Scholarships

Ministry

Higher Education and Ministry - comprehensive information on ministerial careers, education, financial aid, and networking

Work Ministry - a faith-based social network of job seekers and job opportunities

Jesuit Volunteer Corp - offers men and women an opportunity to work full time to  a mission of serving the poor directly, working for structural change in the United States, and accompanying people in developing countries.

 Mercy Corps - Their mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. 

Lutheran Volunteer Corps - Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) unites full-time stipended Volunteers with financial supporters, non-profit organizations and ministries to work for peace with justice across the nation. In addition to working for justice, LVC Volunteers live together in intentional household communities of 4-7 people to encourage simple, sustainable living.

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