Information for Employers
The Career and Internship Center assists employers in connecting with Albion College students and the campus.
About Our Students
Albion College has a tradition of producing quality graduates trained in the liberal arts tradition in a setting which supports and encourages the practical aspects of professional preparation. The liberal arts curriculum, along with the many experiential learning opportunities available here (including internships, externships, off-campus programs, and professional concentration programs) provides Albion students with an exceptional education. It emphasizes the development of their critical thinking abilities, problem-solving, communication and leadership skills. Perhaps most important in today's world, Albion College graduates are well-trained in the process of learning.
Connect with Students
Employers are encouraged to come to campus and meet out students in person through on-campus recruiting. Want to do more than just post a job for students to apply? Do you want to develop a relationship with the students and faculty on campus? Contact the Career and Internship Center for ideas for connecting your organization with Albion talent and use Albion's online recruiting tool.
Special Note Regarding Unpaid Internships
- Reference the FLSA Fact Sheet #71 to see if the intern must be paid the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to “for-profit” private sector employers.
- Consider the socioeconomic background of interns that cannot afford to accept an unpaid internship. We hope that you will consider providing opportunities to all students and not just those that have the money to take unpaid positions.
The decision to pursue graduate school is multifaceted.
- Do you want to pursue graduate education directly from Albion College or do you want to work prior to continuing your education?
- What field of graduate study interests you?
- Which school is a good fit for your chosen field of study?
Use all the resources available to determine what you want to pursue in graduate school and the best places to do that work. Don't forget all the resources on campus—Albion faculty and alumni are often forgotten as people explore options.
See the articles below for helpful information, and don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with the Career and Internship Center for further help and insight on your graduate school decision.
Briton Career Connections
Share your Career Experiences and Guide Current Students on their Paths
Location: Kellogg Center 2nd Floor
Date: Friday, October 14, 2016
Time: 1:00p - 3:00p
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 or 517/629-0332.
Deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016
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 and Internship Center 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!