Support

Ministry

Higher Education and Ministry - comprehensive information on ministerial careers, education, financial aid, and networking

Work Ministry - a faith-based social network of job seekers and job opportunities

Jesuit Volunteer Corp - offers men and women an opportunity to work full time to  a mission of serving the poor directly, working for structural change in the United States, and accompanying people in developing countries.

 Mercy Corps - Their mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty, and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. 

Lutheran Volunteer Corps - Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) unites full-time stipended Volunteers with financial supporters, non-profit organizations and ministries to work for peace with justice across the nation. In addition to working for justice, LVC Volunteers live together in intentional household communities of 4-7 people to encourage simple, sustainable living.

Researching Graduate Schools

The first step to attending graduate school is to find the one best suited to you!

You ultimately will need to do the research necessary to determining which schools fit your needs. The Career and Internship Center is available to assist you through the process.

To get started, here is a list of Internet resources providing searchable lists of graduate schools based on many criteria.

This page contains links to web sites that are not under the control of Albion College or the Career and Internship Center. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The Career and Internship Center provides these links merely as a courtesy. The data contained in this web site is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free.

Graduate School Test Preparation

Graduate school admission testing is required by many schools. Preparing for these tests is critical!

The Career and Internship Center has many resources available to assist you as you prepare to take required graduate school tests.  information and registration forms on the GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT, and TOEFL tests are maintained in the Career Development office.  Contact the staff in Career Development and visit the Career Development Resource Center for assistance.

Main information sites for graduate school testing

  • GRE - Graduate Record Examination
  • LSAT - Law School Admissions Test
  • GMAT - Graduate Management Admissions Test
  • MCAT - Medical College Admissions Test

Study programs available for purchase

  • The Princeton Review - test preparation in GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT and more
  • Peterson's - testing preparation, test dates, and resources for the GRE
  • Kaplan - test preparation in GRE, LSAT, GMAT, MCAT
  • ETS (Educational Testing Service) - GRE and TOEFL test preparation

Free resources on graduate school testing

  • Michigan eLibrary - free resource from the Michigan eLibrary that hosts practice tests for common graduate school admissions tests
This page contains links to web sites that are not under the control of Albion College or the Career and Internship Center. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The Career and Internship Center provides these links merely as a courtesy. The data contained in this web site is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free.

 

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*This page contains links to web sites that are not under the control of Albion College or the Career and Internship Center. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The Career and Internship Center provides these links merely as a courtesy. The data contained in this web site is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free.

Graduate School Financing

Fellowships

The question of graduate school financing is one that needs careful consideration. Here are a few places to start when searching for financial help with graduate school.

Internet Resources for Locating Funding

View fellowship and scholarship listings received by the Career and Internship Center

 

Note: Many graduate schools offer fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships that help cover the cost of tuition. Contact your graduate program to determine financial aid opportunities specific to their students.

Choosing a Major

There are many ways to select a major. Two common ways include:

  • Have a dream career in mind and select a major that would help you get there.
  • Select a major because you are interested in the subject then figure out how it relates to a career.

Choosing a major involves gathering information about yourself AND about majors and careers

Learn about yourself

  • What are your interests? What do you do in your spare time? What kinds of courses do you find fascinating? Which classes do you enjoy?
  • In which areas do you naturally excel? What comes naturally for you?
  • What are your values – make money, help people, be a leader, be creative?
  • Are you willing/able to attend graduate school if needed?
  • What do your family and friends see as your greatest strengths?
  • Consider taking self assessment tests in the Career and Internship Center to learn more about yourself.

Learn about majors and careers

  • Ask your advisor and other faculty to share information about a major and required coursework.
  • Ask upperclassmen in various majors about their experiences.
  • Read about major courses in the course catalog. What looks interesting?
  • Visit the Career and Internship Center to talk with a career counselor.
  • Sample some course offerings in your area of interest.
  • Research careers of interest in the Career Resource Center, on the “What can I do with this Major?” page, and do a general online search.
  • Explore experiential learning opportunities in an area of interest. The staff in the Career and Internship Center can assist you in the process of finding and securing a wide range of opportunities.

Resources for information on Majors

Not all majors identified in these sites are available at Albion College. These are links to web sites that are not under the control of Albion College or the Career and Internship Center. We are not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The Career and Internship Center provides these links merely as a courtesy. The data contained in this web site is for informational purposes only and is not represented to be error free.

Remember

  • Compare the information you are learning about majors and professions with what you know about yourself and the self assessment information. Do you have the qualities and interests that match the characteristics of certain majors?
  • Choosing a major does not dictate what you will do for the rest of your life! Increasingly people see their major as a starting point upon which they can grow as their interests and skills develop.
  • If you are interested in several areas of study, consider a double major, minor, or concentration. You can take classes, join a club, or even volunteer in areas you enjoy as well to feed your passions.

 

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