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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 .

 

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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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.

Four-Year Career Planning

How you'll know you're on the right track.

You have several steps to take and some careful planning to do. Whether you're a first-year or a senior, we'll help get you on the right path. See the articles below for helpful information, and schedule an appointment with the Career and Internship Center.

Freshman Year: Self-Assessment & Career Planning

It is important to begin career planning early in your college career. Knowing how your interests relate to a potential career will assist you as you choose to decide on your academic focus while at Albion College.

  • Meet with a Career and Internship Center staff member to learn how to develop and implement a personalized 4-year career plan.
  • Assess personal interests, characteristics, strengths and values through career assessments.
  • Visit the Career Resource Center in the Career and Internship Center to research various career fields and experiential opportunities such as internships.
  • Actively participate in the First-Year Experience seminar.
  • Check out the resources on choosing a major to learn about a variety of career opportunities.
  • Get involved! Join a student organization, volunteer, and/or get an on-campus job.
  • Register for core requirements and elective classes to investigate academic majors of interest. Visit with your faculty advisor for assistance in choosing classes.
  • Get a summer job that will provide you with an opportunity to learn about a career field that interests you.

Get to know the staff in the Career and Internship Center and use all our resources to your advantage!

Sophomore Year: Career Exploration & Leadership Development

In your second year, it is even more important that you are looking toward the future. You will declare your major and need to be actively searching for experiential learning opportunities.

  • Meet with a Career and Internship Center staff member to discuss your career plans and re-evaluate your personalized 4-year career plan.
  • Continue to research career fields that interest you.
  • Register with professional networks to begin connecting with experts in areas of interest. Try LinkedIn.
  • Attend a Career and Internship Center workshop to learn about the process of choosing a major or career path and attend programs featuring guest speakers from career fields that interest you.
  • Conduct informational interviews with professionals to learn about a particular career field.
  • Complete your core academic requirements.
  • Meet with your faculty advisor to choose a major.
  • Take an active role in a student organization to develop your communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
  • Explore experiential learning options.
  • Develop the materials needed to apply for experiential learning opportunities such as internships.
  • Secure an internship, on-campus job or summer employment related to your career goals.

As you become more active in seeking experiences to complement your academic learning, continue to utilize the resources and expertise of the staff in the Career and Internship Center Office!

Junior Year: Career Goal Setting, Gaining Experience & Graduate School Planning

By your third year, you should have laid the groundwork for your future. You have chosen a major and are active in adding experiences to complement your studies. At this time all the experience and information you have gathered should be crystallizing into solid career goals and plans.

  • Meet with a Career and Internship Center staff member to formulate your job or graduate school search timeline and plans.
  • Focus and set career goals based on what you have learned about you, your interests, and possible professions.
  • Discuss your career plans with your faculty advisor.
  • Explore and make arrangements for off-campus study and internship options.
  • Consider applying for scholarships and fellowships found in the Career and Internship Center and in Graduate School Financing.
  • Join student chapters of professional organizations to gain career information and to start networking.
  • Research graduate/professional school possibilities, their application procedures and deadlines. Many resources are available through the Career and Internship Center, including Peterson's Graduate and Professional School Guides.
  • Pick up a GRE, LSAT or MCAT packet in the Career Development Office.
  • Register and prepare for admission tests such as the GRE, LSAT and MCAT.
  • Participate in career fairs and career related events to explore your options and network with potential employers.
  • Get to know faculty members in your major.
  • Take on leadership roles on and off-campus.
  • Get professional experience through on-campus research, an internship, on-campus employment, volunteer work or a summer job.

Use all of your resources, including the Career and Internship Center. You are not alone in this process!

Senior Year: Implementation & Transition

At long last - you have achieved your last year at Albion College. It is more critical than ever that you use your resources well, stay organized, and keep your eye on the ball.

  • Meet with a Career and Internship Center staff member to design a job search strategy or finalize your graduate/professional school search timeline and plans.
  • Ask faculty and employers to provide references for you.
  • Revise and update your resume and draft a cover letter. For graduate school, complete your personal statement.
  • Mail your applications to graduate schools.
  • Prepare for graduate school or job interviews with a mock interview in the Career and Internship Center.
  • Complete an internship or career-related work experience if you haven’t already.
  • Formulate an alternate “Plan B” in case you need to make last minute career adjustments.
  • Assist your student organization transition from your leadership to the upcoming leaders in the group.
  • Begin to research companies/organizations and the career opportunities they offer.
  • Participate in career fairs and build your network of contacts in your field of interest.

Most importantly - use all the expertise and resources Albion College has to offer as you transition to career or graduate school following graduation!

Graduates

Even though you graduate, it isn't too late to utilize the resources of the Career and Internship Center. As alumni, you are welcome to contact us at any time for assistance!

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