Where you’ll find answers to your own questions.
You’ll come to Albion with big questions. And through the Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (FURSCA), you’ll have the means to find the answers. You’ll investigate, you’ll explore, and you’ll create. And that isn’t limited to the science lab. FURSCA is for anyone with a burning drive to know more. It’s hands-on. It’s original. And it’s all up to you.
We shut down the entire campus in the spring to showcase your work at the Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium.
You can also follow your interest with off-campus research programs at places like the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee and the Newberry Library in Chicago.
One big way you’ll take it further.
Your Albion experience will take you further than you ever imagined: off-campus, into the field, across the country, and around the globe. Because we think that the best way to prepare for the world is to actually go out into it—to build skills, and to become more confident, engaged, and proficient (not to mention connected).
See how experiential learning can take you from uncertain to absolutely clear in one semester.
By Digging Deep
Find out how some of our students are answering the world’s biggest questions
through undergraduate research projects.
By Gaining Career Experience
Whichever path you choose to pursue, you’ll participate in at least one internship while you’re here. Read about a physics major who sought to do research with a female mentor; an athletic training major who worked with the Cleveland Browns; a communication studies major who won a spot in the Disney World internship program; and a Gerstacker Institute member who gained insight with executive placement firm Korn/Ferry International.
By Going (Way) Off Campus
You can choose from more than 100 programs in 40 countries on six continents. Or you can stay closer to Albion in a U.S. program. Check out the list.
Create Your Future
You’re grounded in your values, you’re involved with the Albion community, and you’re creating something new. Our Career and Internship Center and Alumni Engagement Office can help you refine your job search and utilize your alumni network. Your faculty advisor and your home department can help you transition to graduate school or a new position.
The past, present, and future of Albion College come together in you—and that’s a powerful connection.
Success Stories: Albion graduates have an advantage—and are changing everything
Implement Your Plan
You’re becoming the person you want to be by the knowledge you’re gaining and the experiences you’re having. We’ll help you find opportunities to pursue your goals while you study. Experiential learning through our programs and departments and through off-campus programs and internships will get you doing while you’re learning.
Implement your plan, realize your goals, and sharpen your professional skills.
Develop your résumé, cover letter, and interview skills through the Career and Internship Center.
Explore graduate school or post-baccalaureate study with your faculty advisor.
Find internship and job opportunities through Intern in Michigan or Job Pursuit.
Participate in Meet the Firm, Serve the People, or Marketing and Management night on our campus.
Gain valuable experience presenting yourself and your work through FURSCA and the Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium.
Connect with alumni, employers, and other professionals through LinkedIn, alumni events, Career Visions trips, and other networking opportunities.
Register for graduate school entrance examinations (GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT).
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