Tracks are one way Ford students can grow within a specific interest area. No additional for-credit course work is required.
Ford staff members consult students within each track and jointly decide on speakers, short courses, field trips, panel presentations and other means of expanding students’ skills in the chosen track. Through affiliations with outside businesses, organizations and institutions, students are placed in internships and volunteerships that provide hands-on knowledge.
Current tracks available to Ford students:
- Campaigns and Elections
- Foreign Policy and Human Rights
- Non-Profits and Foundations
- Science and Health Care
- State and Local Government
- Urban Revitalization
Do you have an idea for a track? Please let us know!
Briton Career Connections
Share your Career Experiences and Guide Current Students on their Paths
Location: Kellogg Center, 2nd Floor
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What is Briton Career Connections?
Briton Career Connections is a great opportunity for alumni and parents to have personal conversations with students about their professional fields in a fair-style format. Attendees will be expected to talk about their career paths and offer suggestions for aspiring young professionals. This is also an ideal time to provide students with information on internships and jobs at your place of work or within your network.
Who Should Participate?
Anyone who would like to provide current students with information on their career path, company/organization or industry. ;Current professionals, current graduate students, and retired professionals all have very important information to communicate to students.
What is the Format of the Event?
You can choose to attend as an individual or represent your company. Participants will be provided table space that encourages networking with students and other alumni. The atmosphere will be a blend of a college career fair and networking event.
What Will/Should I Do at the Event?
As students visit your table it will be helpful if you can:
- Recruit for jobs and internships with your company/institution
- Provide them with information about your career path
- Advise students about pursuing careers similar to yours
- Discuss past experiences and what has provided a strong sense of meaning during your career
- Discuss graduate program options and your experience
- Communicate pointers about trends in applicable career fields
- Provide advice regarding students’ networking/elevator speeches
Please contact Troy Kase, Director of the Career and Internship Center at
Deadline: Friday, September 19, 2014
Albion College's professional writing major in the English Department prepares you for a variety of writing-related careers (journalism, editing, public relations, marketing, grant writing, etc.).
Like all our majors, this one includes plenty of literary reading and study. The added emphasis on writing classes means that you will also learn
- to analyze a wide variety of rhetorical situations.
- to develop persuasively argued large professional writing projects such as grants, proposals, reports, and studies.
- to use a variety of media (video, audio, graphic) to support and convey written arguments and reporting.
English Major with Professional Writing Emphasis
9 units from English, including 203, 208:
- 203: Advanced Expository Writing
- 208: Professional Writing
1 unit from 206, 207, 223:
- 206: Writing in Place
- 207: Multimedia Journalism
- 223: Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction
2 units from 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, Communication Studies 306, Communication Studies 365; two English courses that satisfy the textual analysis mode requirement:
- 306: Magazine Writing
- 308: Advanced Multimedia Journalism
- 309/310: Multimedia Editing I (1/2, 1)
- 311/312: Multimedia Editing II (1/2, 1)
- 313/314: Magazine Editing
- CS 306: Public Relations
- CS 365: Media Theory
- ENGL (MTA)
- ENGL (MTA)
2 additional English literature courses, at least one at the 300 level or above:
- Literature (300 level or above)