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Recruiting

The Career and Internship Center staff is available to assist your organization in recruiting Albion College students. Please contact us and we are happy to assist you.

In addition to the opportunities listed below, employers are invited to send recruitment information or company brochures to our office. This information is kept on file for students who are interested in exploring possible employment options.

There are many ways that the Career and Internship Center can assist you with your recruiting needs. While these are listed below, please do not hesitate to contact the Career and Internship Center to see how the office can format your recruiting experience around your specific needs.

Post job and internship opportunities in the Briton Network BritNetwork

Click on the Briton Network icon

If you have an account, simply sign in using your username and password

  • To create and account, use the Register or Register And Postr Job buttons to the right. You will receive an email with a link to the Albion College site once access is completed
  • You can always contact the Career and Internship Center at (517)629-0332 and we can create an account for you

Post your job descriptions directly through this system.

If you prefer to have the Career and Internship Center staff post your position, simply send the information via email to or via fax to 517/629-0578.

Conduct on-campus interviews

On-campus interviews at Albion College are particularly important. It provides acces to our students and exposes your company to Albion College. This familiarity will help you create knowledge and understanding of who you are and the employment opportunities that you have available. Your interviews aso help expose the students to the important services offered by the Career and Internship Center. You are provided space to meet individually with students in a private setting. Our staff is available to assist you in posting notices, registering applicants, and providing support as you are on campus.

To arrange on-campus interviews, contact our office by phone at 517/629-0332, via email at . You may also login to the Briton Network to submit details and request a schedule.

Participate in information sessions

You may choose to present a program to interested students (typically 1 hour in length) on the Albion College campus. This format allows employers and students to learn more about one another in a relaxed setting. The Career and Internship Center can assist you by arranging the accommodations, providing audio-visual equipment, publicizing the program, and following up with any recruitment needs that may arise.

To arrange to conduct an information session, contact our office by phone at 517/629-0332 or via email at .

 

Alumni Mentoring

Mentoring and Success at Albion College

Who is an Albion Mentor?

Albion Mentors are Albion alumni, friends, and parents who have successfully navigated college and careers. They enjoy the personal satisfaction of contributing to a student’s growth and the challenge of relating to today’s Albion students. Mentors play a variety of roles, from offering basic advice about a job search to sharing critical insights on career readiness. Combined with assistance from the Career and Internship Center, mentoring can create a powerful environment for student success.

Mentor/Student Relationships: Expectations and Guidelines

Overview

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.

Mentoring Topics

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 Mentor

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 and Internship Center, Alumni, and Parent Leadership offices to monitor and facilitate matches.

Steps for Connecting with a Mentor

  1. Make sure your Linkedin profile is up to date and professional.
  2. Join the Albion College Official Group on Linkedin.
  3. Request to join the Albion College Mentoring Group within the Albion College Official Group (located by clicking on the More tab and then Subgroups).
  4. Post questions or topics where you would like assistance to the group. This could be a request to be contacted by a mentor or a question for the group. Your posts may look something like the following examples:
    1. “I am a junior majoring in Communication Studies with a minor in Art. I would like to connect with someone with a similar background to help me explore career options.”
    2. “I am a sophomore majoring in Philosophy and I have not yet chosen a minor. I would like to ask the group their thoughts on this topic.”
    3. “I am looking for a mentoring relationship as I prepare for my junior year with aspirations of going to law school.”
    4. “I live in the Detroit area, and I would like to work in marketing after I graduate. Is there someone in the group that I could meet with while I am home during Thanksgiving Break?”
  5. Make sure that you always follow-up with mentor communications.
  6. When appropriate, foster a longer-term relationship by providing updates once per semester to mentors.

Mentors are not official representatives of Albion College. Make sure to exercise care and be an educated consumer of information.

Terminating the Mentor/Mentee Relationship

There is no formal process to terminate the mentoring relationship. At any time, either the mentor or the student can indicate that contact is no longer necessary. Both the mentor and the student is expected to respect the wishes of the party requesting termination.

Information for Employers

The Career and Internship Center assists employers in connecting with Albion College students and the campus.fiske2014-140

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.

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