Briton Career Connections
Briton Career Connections
Share your Career Experiences and Guide Current Students on their Paths
Location: Kellogg Center, 2nd Floor
Date: Friday, October 11, 2013
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 organized by career area - all 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:
- 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
Questions? Please contact Troy Kase, Director of the Career and Internship Center at
Sign-Up Deadline: Friday, October 4, 2013
Mentor an Albion Student
Do you want to help an Albion student?
As Albion College alumni, you know the quality of the educational experience at Albion and its students. You also know that the people working in careers have an expertise that can go beyond what is available at the College. If you are interested in assisting current Albion students, we are interested in adding you to our network of mentors.
The Albion College mentoring program uses the strengths of the LinkedIn network, Albion alumni, and supporters. The Albion Mentoring LinkedIn Group is a subgroup of the Albion College official LinkedIn group. You will need to be granted permission to be a part of the Mentoring group and will be expected to adhere to strong ethical standards to participate.
Topics that may be covered within a mentoring relationship may be as simple as questions about how to communicate a skill in a resume. Students and mentors may form longer term mentoring relationships that cover choice of career, success in college, and success after college.
Getting Matched with a Mentee
The matching process will materialize in one of a few ways: the public arena of the Linkedin group or through a student reaching out to a specific mentor that is a member of the group. Public postings allow the Career Development, Alumni, and Parent Leadership offices to monitor and facilitate matches.
Mentoring Program Handout for Mentors
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Office of Career Development.
We hope you consider giving back to Albion College students. The role of mentoring is very important to the success of our graduates!
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey!
Your reponses are key to information that will assist in improving services at the college as well as provide information in respond to questions from faculty, graduate schools, employers, alumni, and prospective students. Grouped data is also used in response to requests from organizations like Barron’s, Peterson’s and U.S. News and World Report.
Information provided will remain strictly confidential and absolutely no identifying information will be used.
How to complete the survey
- You will be mailed a copy of the survey to complete and return
- If you prefer, you can complete the survey on-line
Thank you very much for your time and participation!
Information for Alumni
Albion sees alumni returning to campus for a multitude of reasons – to give back to the campus in some way, to enjoy the intellectual atmosphere, to listen to the lectures, reconnect with the faculty and staff, and because it is a special place to all who have spent time here.
How We Can Assist You
The Office of Career Development understands that career development is a lifelong process. As a Briton alumnus, you are welcome to all the services that a current student may access. See our information on graduate schools, job searches, résumé and cover letter development, and much more!
If you need assistance with developing your career or are anticipating a career change, contact our office.
How You Can Assist Other Brits
In these tough economic times, everyone needs assistance in establishing a career. We ask that you, as an alumnus, consider how you can assist current students as they prepare for their future. Please review the information on this website and consider offering your insights about your career field as a mentor or alumnus panel participant, consider Albion students for internship or other experiential learning opportunities, and/or keep Albion graduates in mind for job openings.
We look forward to your continued involvement with Albion College and commitment to our students!