Resources in Exploring Careers
The following provide links to resources that may assist you in exploring careers of interest. The Office of Career Development is available to assist you at any point in your search!
Albion Alumni Mentoring Program
(For Juniors and Seniors)
Apply for this academic-year mentoring program and you will be mentored by Albion alumni in select career fields. Alumni mentors will assist you with career exploration, résumé/interview skills, personal/career goals, and more. Pick up an application in the Office of Career Development.
America's Career Infonet - Information on the current job market and links to other valuable career resources.
Careers.org - Index of career related web sites.
Exploring Occupations - Links to sites containing descriptions of a wide range of occupations.
Health Career Center - Figuring out which healthcare career or health occupation to pursue, or simply finding a good job, can be a difficult and time-consuming endeavor. Healthcareercenter.org was created to help aspiring healthcare and medical students and job seekers make better, more informed career choices by providing them with highly relevant, reliable and up-to-date job search, career development, and employment information.
Inside Jobs - Fun-to-read job profiles that use salary ranges, work environment information, and videos to provide an inside look into different careers.
Occupational Outlook Handbook - U.S. Department of Labor information on specific occupations including the nature of work, working conditions, employment, training, job outlook, and earnings.
Note: This page contains links to web sites that are not under the control of Albion College or the Office of Career Development. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The Office of Career Development provides these links merely as a courtesy and not as an endorsement. The data contained in this web site is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free.
Nonprofit and Social Services
Center for Strategic & International Studies - internships for those interested in gaining practical experience in public policynonprofit sector
Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRG) - positions available across the country for people interested in social change to work in the non-profit sector
Idealist Guides to Nonprofit Careers - information and listings for career opportunities in the
JustMeans - opportunities in social and environmental innovation across the country
Michigan Nonprofit Association - nonprofit job opportunities in Michigan
Nonprofic Career Network - opportunities in the nonprofit sector and a directory or nonprofit organizations helping the world
SocialService.com - job opportunities in all areas of the social service industry
Washington Semester: Washington, D.C.
A Program of the American University
Subjects: Program options: American Politics - Foreign Policy - Global Economics & Business - International Environment & Development - International Law & Organizations - Journalism & New Media - Justice & Law - the Middle East & World Affairs - Peace & Conflict Resolution - Transforming Communities & Public Policy
An internship is required for each of the program options.
Prerequisities: 3.0 GPA, junior-level standing, demonstrated maturity.
Length: Semester or summer.
Credit: Generally 4.0 units (4 semester hours = 1 Albion College unit) dependent on courses chosen. Includes 1.0 unit of internship credit.
Housing: On Campus Residence Halls or Off Campus Apartments
Cost: Albion College tuition plus supplemental covers program tuition. Students may apply for scholarship aid from American University.
Costs Not Covered by Albion: Travel to/from Washington; housing (various room options are available); food (various meal plans are available); transportation locally and during vacation travel; textbooks (approximately $200-$300); entertainment; miscellaneous personal expenses. Students should keep in mind that Washington is a very expensive city; internships require local transportation and they should budget accordingly.
Faculty Advisor: Dyron Dabney, 319 Robinson Hall, e-mail:
Comments: Albion College students may apply for a partial tuition scholarship (up to $2,500) to help reduce the program charges. The program consists of a two-course seminar (study portion), an internship, and a research project. For full details on the summer program, go to: www.american.edu/spexs/summerintern/index.cfm
Dr. Leroy Miller, Director
Washington Semester Program
American University, School of Professional & Extended Studies
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D. C. 20016-8083
Employ an Albion Grad
As an Albion College alumnus, you understand the value of the Liberal Arts education of Albion College and the quality of our graduates. You are in the position to provide network resources for others needing assistance.
The Office of Career Development assists employers in connecting with Albion College students and the campus. If you are in search of an intern or employee, please consider students and alumni from Albion College. For further information on the services provided to assist employers, please visit the Employers section of this site or contact the Office of Career Development for assistance.