For Graduates

Congratulations Class of 2019!

Senior Speaker Madison Kase

What a wonderful time is has been to have you at Albion College. Please find below information to help make your special day flow smoothly.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 3

11:00 a.m.
Graduate Rehearsal

Location: Goodrich Chapel

Mandatory, unless you are off campus this semester. Detailed instructions will be provided at this rehearsal so it's very important that you attend. The Registrar's Office will also hand out Honors Cords at this time.

12:00 p.m.
All Campus Lunch

Location: Lower Baldwin

Immediately following Graduate Rehearsal, enjoy a delicious meal of Mexican food alongside faculty and staff. This is your opportunity to share memories and appreciation to faculty and staff that had an impact on your Albion experience. Enjoy yard games available outside Baldwin.c

1:00 p.m.
Last Walk Through Campus

Location: starting at Baldwin

Join your fellow graduates for a memorable final walk through campus as a student while faculty and staff cheer you on as you journey into alumni. We will take the Class of 2019 group photo along the route. Led by Andrea Sanchez and President Ditzler.

1:30 p.m.
Champagne Toast

Toast to the graduating class of 2019 with brief words by President Ditzler. Don't forget to bring your state or nationally-issued photo ID with date of birth (e.g. Michigan driver's license or passport). Non-alcoholic options will be available.

5:00 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Commencement Ceremony

The lacrosse teams will play for the MIAA Tournament Championship on Saturday, so we will recognize the graduates on Friday at this mini-Commencement ceremony. Please join us in Goodrich Chapel to celebrate their success at Albion College and with the lacrosse teams.

7:30-9:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate Service

Location: Goodrich Chapel

This is a wonderful traditionc at Albion College that features senior recognition, music, Scripture, and a senior charge. Join Albion College Chaplain, Reverend Donald Phillips for a service in celebration of the Class of 2019. Our quest speaker will be The United Methodist Church Michigan Area Presiding Bishop, Bishop David A. Bard. This is one of the culminating experiences that seniors can share with their families, friends, and the Albion College community before Commencement. Light refreshments will be served after this brief (one-hour) service.

For more information, contact Rev. Donald Phillips, College Chaplain, at or 517/629-0492.

Saturday, May 4

8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Senior Breakfast

Location: Lower Baldwin, Cafe

All graduating seniors are provided meals in Lower Baldwin including this special graduation breakfast. Special menu! Adults $8.75, Children under 9 $6, Children under 3 no charge.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Open Reception

Location: Kellogg Center

Family and friends of the graduate are welcome!

1:00 p.m.

Location: Outside on the College Quadrangle, in front of Kresge Gymnasium

Please report to designated areas in cap and gown no later than 12:00 p.m.

The Processional will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m. We must have sufficient time to line you up alphabetically to ensure the presentation of the correct diploma—yours. Please be on time or you risk the embarrassment of being on stage in the wrong order.

Proper academic regalia (cap and gown) must be worn by all graduating seniors participating in the Processional.

Graduating seniors are invited to acknowledge their participation in national academic and leadership honor societies by wearing one of the following for each society: 1) a cord, 2) a pin worn on the graduation robe, or 3) a medallion on a ribbon worn around the neck. Preference is for a cord or a pin, unless only a medallion on a ribbon is available. Current practice of wearing the Phi Beta Kappa cord, a cord for graduating with honors, and Kente Stoles and stoles representing the cultural heritage of our students will continue to be honored.

Graduating seniors who are members of Albion College-recognized student organizations are allowed to wear organization recognition cords only during the Commencement ceremony. Stoles, shawls, medallions, or other types of organization recognition cannot be worn on academic regalia.

Graduate Photos

A picture of each graduating senior will be taken by a professional photographer after they exit the platform. Following Commencement, a photo proof will be mailed to the student's permanent address. Please understand that this is provided as a service and that you are under no obligation to order senior Commencement pictures.

Order your graduation photo

Senior Speaker

Each year one of the top academic achievers of the graduating class is selected to share their thoughts and wisdom during the welcome at the Commencement Ceremony. It is a unique opportunity and honor to be selected to participate in this manner and to represent your peers.

Apply to be the Senior Speaker

This year's review process will begin shortly and will be conducted in the manner outlined below.

Selection Process

The selected speaker must be graduating with honors (minimum of cum laude designation), with a Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

The selected speaker must be in good social standing with the college and not on social probation.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019. Once you turn in your application, you will receive an email from the senior speaker project coordinator, giving you an audition time. Simply reply to the email to confirm your audition. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. Candidates will give their entire audition speech to the selection committee.

There is no set topic or focus for the remarks; however, candidates should approach their speech in a manner that conveys an appreciation of the event, which is Commencement at Albion College. Presentations will be judged on appropriate preparation, speech construction, topic and relevance of remarks for the commencement occasion and presentation/delivery. The speech is limited to 5 minutes in length.

All candidates will be notified of the selected speaker.

The selected speech will receive feedback from the selection committee regarding content and presentation. Areas of attention will be suggested by the selection committee and the speaker is asked to consider all comments. A representative from the selection committee who is a member of the communication arts faculty will be available for consultation prior to commencement.

Questions regarding this process should be directed to Elaina Braunschweig or Pam Schuler in the Office of Campus Programs and Organizations at extension 517/629-0433 or at

Questions regarding this process should be directed to the Office of Campus Programs and Organizations at 517/629-0433 or at .

Past Student Speakers

  • Madison Kase, '18
  • Julian Vandenberg, '17
  • Candance J. Cullens, '16
  • Bailey A. Judson, '15
  • Shonté Daniels, '14
  • Michael Albani, '13
  • Aaron Croad, '12
  • Caryn A. Miller, '11
  • Erika A. Nichols, '10
  • Hannah L. Scheiwe, '09
  • Lindsay A. Davis, '08
  • Hanna E. Robey, '07
  • Amanda K. Cross, '06
  • William R. Green, '05
  • Kelsey L. Hulse, '04
  • Alex T. Carroll, '03

Senior Horn

Auditions - April 24

Jordan Raiford, assisted by Sam Salhaney, sounds the Senior Horn at Commencement 2012.Auditions for Senior Horn will be held on Day of Woden during the event Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Please sign up by emailing Amy Richardson at .

The History of the Senior Horn

Jordan Raiford, assisted by Sam Salhaney, sounds the Senior Horn at Commencement 2012.In 1877, all 12 members of Albion College's senior class launched the Senior Class Horn tradition. The mission of the horn was to "remain in possession of the class that could best rally to its rumbling blare." (The Pleiad, May 29, 1923) The horn was commissioned by an Albion resident and was presented to the College after its completion. The large tin megaphone, seven feet long and painted with Albion's school colors, was then passed on to the class of 1878 with a warning to never let an underclassman handle the horn.

For the following 20 years, the horn was coveted by many Albion College organizations and was therefore the subject of numerous raids. The battered sides of the horn are signs of its eventful past. It was blown in the ears of professors and stolen many times—one class even managed to hide the horn for over a year. The Senior Horn was also sounded at sporting events, lectures, and at Commencement ceremonies prior to the speech of the guest lecturer.

In 1896, the senior class decided to surrender their rights to the horn and present it to the Albion College Oratorical Association. For years, it was then used as the trophy for the winner of the prestigious class oratory contests. For each contest, a metal plate bearing the name of the winner was mounted on the horn. After the discontinuation of the oratory contests in the mid-1950s, the horn was abandoned and stored in the Albion College Archives.

The horn was refurbished in 2000 and was dedicated. In 2003, as the senior class gift, the showcase and plaque currently displaying the Senior Class Horn were mounted in the Kellogg Center. The class horn tradition continues as it is sounded by a graduating senior prior to the student speaker at Commencement exercises.

{Photograph: Jordan Raiford, assisted by Sam Salhaney, sounds the Senior Horn at Commencement 2012.}

Senior Class Horn Sounders

  • Sadie Burghdoff, '18 and Andrew Malecki, '18
  • Vincent M. Plaskey, '17 and Elizabeth G. Witkowski, '17
  • Travell L. Oakes, '16 and Kallyn B. Hieftje-Conley, '16
  • Kyle A. Albrecht, '15 and Sean P. Turkington, '15
  • Brandon J. Douglas, '14 and Paul L. Lewis, '14
  • Maxwell L. Henkel, '13
  • Jordan Raiford, '12
  • Kelly A. Stetser, '11
  • Chelsea V. Gray, '10
  • Timothy M. Rambo, '09
  • Claire M. Furness, '08
  • Andrew N. Dill, '07
  • Emillia J. Mozdzen, '06
  • Matthew J. Walters, '05
  • Kyle E. Koehs, '04
  • Jackson R. Lanphear, '03

I'm an Albion College Alumni, now what?

Life as an Albion Alum

Stay Connected

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Use the Briton Network

Need a job? Need career advice? See Troy or hunt through LinkedIn on your own. Make the most of the network of likeminded Brits.

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Do the same for another Brit

Come back and speak to a class. Mentor a student. Provide critical support and funds to enable a Briton to stay at Albion. YOU are now part of the group that helps make Albion a home for the next generation of Brits.

Senior Class Gift

Career Library

General Career Library (Yellow Labels)

Career Exploration (Yellow CE)

  • Be Bold, Cheryl L. Dorsey,
  • Career Guide for Creative & Inconventional People, Carol Eikleberry,
  • Careers for Introverts & Other Solitary Types, Blythe Camenson,
  • Cool Careers for Dummies, Marty Nemko, 3rd edition (7 copies here 3 at Stockwell)
  • Everybody Wants to go to Heaven,Steps to Organizational Excellence, Patrick McDonnell, 2002.
  • Gifts Differing, Isabel Briggs Myers,
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook,
  • Panicked Student's Guide to Choosing a College Major, Laurence Shatkin,
  • Road Trip Nation, Mike Marriner,
  • Strengths Quest, Donald O. Clifton,

Job Search (Yellow JS)

  • Confessions of a Recruiting Director, Brad Karsh, 2006
  • How Hard are you Knocking, Timothy J. Augustine, 2005 (2 copies)
  • How to Find a Job on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+, Brad Schepp, 2012
  • In Search of the Perfect Job, Clyde C. Lowstuter, 2007
  • The International Advantage, Marcelo Barros, 2015
  • Job Search Handbook for People with Disabilities, Daniel J. Ryan, 2011 (2 copies)
  • Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies, Joshua Waldman, 2013
  • The Path from Backpack to Briefcase, R. William Holland, 2014 (7 copies)
  • What Color Is Your Parachute?, Richard Nelson Bolles, 2014

General Career Library (Red Labels)

Advertising (Red ADV)

  • Breaking Into Advertising, Peterson's, 1998
  • Build Your Own Brand, Robin Landa, 2013
  • Careers in Advertising, S. Willaim Pattis, 2004
  • Public Relations Career Directory, Bradley J. Morgan, 1993
  • Vault Career Guide to Advertising, Ira Berkowitz, 2004
  • Vault Career Guide to Marketing & Brand Management, Jennifer Goodman, 2001

Art / Performing Arts (Red ART)

  • Careers for Culture Lovers & Other Artsy Types, Marjorie Eberts & Margaret Gisler, 1999
  • Great Jobs for Music Majors, Jan Goldberg, 2005
  • Great Jobs for Theater Majors, Jan Goldberg, 2005
  • Vault Career Guide to the Fashion Industry, Holly Han, 2003

Anthropology / Sociology (Red AS)

  • Careers in Anthropology, John T. Omohundro, 1998
  • Careers in Criminology, Marilyn Morgan, 2000 (2 copies)
  • Embarking Upon a Career with Undergraduate Degree in Sociology, Janet Mancini Billson, 1998
  • Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors, Blythe Camenson, 2005
  • Great Jobs for Sociology Majors, Stephen Lambert, 1997
  • Mastering the Job Market with a Graduate Degree in Sociology, Janet Mancini Billson, 1998
  • Sociologists In the Corporate World, Delbert C. Miller, 1994
  • What Anthropologists Do, Veronica Strang, 2009

Business (Red B)

  • Great Jobs for Accounting Majors, Jan Goldberg, 2005
  • Great Jobs for Business Majors, Stephen Lambert, 2009
  • Great Jobs for Economics Majors, Blythe Camenson, 2007

English (Red E)

  • Great Jobs for English Majors, Julie DeGalan & Stephen Lambert, 2006
  • Technical Writing Careers, Jay R. Gould & Wayne A. Losano, 2000

Education (Red ED)

  • Education Career Directory, Bradley J. Morgan & Joseph M. Palmisana, 1994
  • Teaching Overseas: An Insiders' Perspective, Kent M Blakeney, 2012

Event Planning (Red EP)

  • Become An Event Planner, Matthew James, 2016
  • The Business of Event Planning, Judy Allen, 2002
  • Event Planning, Judy Allen, 2000

Foreign Languages (Red FL)

  • Careers for Foreign Language Aficionados & Other Multilingual Types, H. Ned Seelye & J. Laurence Day, 1994
  • Careers in Foreign Languages, Blythe Camenson, 2001
  • Great Jobs for Foreign Language Majors, Julie DeGalan & Stephen Lambert, 2007

GAP Year (Red Gap)

  • The Back Door Guide to Short-Term Job Adventures, Michael Landes, 2002
  • Gap Year, American Style, Karl Haigler, 2013
  • The Gap Year Book, Lonely Planet, 2005
  • The Gap Year Guidebook, Samantha Wilkins, 2016
  • Taking a Gap Year, Susan Griffith, 2003

Government (Red Gov)

  • Barron's Guide to Homeland Security Careers, Donald B. Hutton and Anna Mydlarz, 2003.
  • Book of U.S. Government Jobs, Dennis Damp, 2011
  • Civil Service Career Starter, Learning Express, 1997
  • FBI Careers, Thomas Ackerman, 2002
  • Find Your Federal Job Fit, Janet M. Ruck, 2012
  • Public Administration Career Directory, Bradley J. Morgan & Joseph M. Palmisano, 1994

Health/Fitness (Red H)

  • Concepts of Occupational Therapy, Kathlyn L. Reed & Sharon Nelson Sanderson, 1992
  • Great Jobs for Physical Education Majors, Nancy Giebel, 2004
  • Guide to Careers in the Health Professions, Lynne Borders Caldwell, The Princeton Review, 2000
  • Health Professions - Career and Education Directory 2006-07, American Medical Association
  • Opportunities in Fitness Careers, Mary Miller, 1997
  • Opportunities in Physical Therapy Careers, Bernice R. Krumhansl, 1993
  • Opportunities in Physician Assistant Careers, Terence J. Sacks, 1997
  • Real People Working in Health Care, Blythe Camenson, 1997

History (Red HIS)

  • Careers for History Buffs & Others Who Learn From The Past, Blythe Camenson, 1994
  • Great Jobs for History Majors, Julie DeGalan & Stephen Lambert, 2001

International (Red I)

  • Careers in International Affairs, Maria Pinto Carland & Michael Trucano, 1997
  • Directory of Jobs & Careers Abroad, Elisabeth Roberts, 2000
  • Go Global!, Stacie Berdan, 2011
  • Going Global: Singapore, Mary Anne Thompson, 2003
  • Inside a U.S. Embassy, Shawn Dorman, 2012
  • The ISS Directory of International Schools. International Schools Services, 2013-2014
  • Jobs for People Who Love To Travel - Opportunities at Home and Abroad, Ron & Caryl Krannich, Ph.D.s, 1999
  • Returning To Hong Kong, The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, 1995
  • Teaching English Abroad, Susan Griffith, 13th Edition, 2014
  • Work Your Way Around the World, Susan Griffith, 1998
  • Working in Tourism, Vacation Work's, 1999

Law (Red L)

  • Careers in Law, Gary Munneke, 2004
  • Inside the Law Schools, Carol-June Cassidy, 1998
  • Law School 101, R. Stephanie Good, 2004
  • Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers, Gary A. Munneke, 2006
  • Paralegal: An Insider's Guide to One of Today's Fastest-Growing Careers, Barbara Bernardo, 1997
  • Pre-Law Companion, Ron Coleman, 1996
  • The New What Can You Do with a Law Degree, Larry Richard & Tanya Hanson, 2012

Liberal Arts (Red LA)

  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors, Blythe Camenson, 2008
  • In Defense of a Liberal Education, Fareed Zakaria, 201

Ministry (Red M)

  • Answering God's Call for your Life, Robert Roth, 2006 (2 copies)
  • Let Your Life Speak, Parker J. Palmer, 2000
  • A Little Exercise for Young Theologians, Helmut Thielicke, 1962
  • What to Expect in Seminary, Virginia Samuel Cetuk, 1998
  • Who Will go for Us?, Dennis M. Campbell, 1994

Math/Computer Science (Red M/C)

  • Careers for Number Crunchers & Other Quantitative Types, Rebecca Burnett, 1994
  • Computing and Software Design Career Directory, Bradley J. Morgan & Joseph M. Palmisano, 1993
  • Great Jobs for Computer Science Majors, Jan Goldberg, 1998
  • Great Jobs for Math Majors, Stephen Lambert & Ruth DeCotis, 2006
  • 101 Careers in Mathematics, Andrew Sterrett, 1996

Media/Communications (Red Med/Com)

  • Big Book 2006: Guide to the Communication Arts, Andre LaRoche, 2006
  • Book Publishing Career Directory, Bradley J. Morgan, 1993
  • Breaking Into Film, Peterson's, 1999
  • Breaking Into Television, Peterson's, 1998
  • Careers in Communications & Media, Michael Shally-Jenson, 2014
  • Careers in Journalism, Jan Goldberg, 1997
  • Careers in Media, Michael P. Savoie, 2010
  • Great Jobs for Communications Majors, Blythe Camenson, 1995
  • How To Get Into The Entertainment Business, Ron Tepper, 1999
  • Magazines Career Directory, Bradley J. Morgan, 1993
  • New York Film Academy, Film and Acting School, 2008-2009
  • Radio and Television Career Directory, Bradley J. Morgan, 1993
  • Why Study Communication?, National Communication Association, 2015

Non-Profits (Red N)

  • Careers for Good Samaritans & Other Humanitarian Types, Marjorie Eberts, 2006
  • Careers in Fundraising, Lilya Wagner, 2002
  • Compassionate Careers, Jeffrey W. Pryor, 2015
  • From Making a Profit to Making a Difference, Richard M. King, 2000
  • A Guide to Careers in Community Development, Paul C. Brophy & Alice Shabecoff, 2001
  • How to Get a Job in the Nonprofit Sector, Michigan Nonprofit Association
  • 100 Best Nonprofits To Work For, Leslie Hamilton & Robert Tragert, 2000

Political Science (Red P)

  • Great Jobs for Political Science Majors, Mark Rowh, 2004

Psychology/Social Work (Red P/SW)

  • Careers for Caring People & Other Sensitive Types, Adrian A. Paradis, 1996
  • Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You, Robert J. Sternberg, 2007
  • Great Jobs for Psychology Majors, Julie DeGalan & Stephen Lambert, 2006
  • Mental Health and Social Work Career Directory, Bradley J. Morgan & Joseph M. Palmisano, 1993
  • What Can You do with a Major in Psychology, Shelley O'Hara, 2005

Science (Red S)

  • Careers for Chemists: A World Outside the Lab; Fred Owens, Roger Uhler & Corinne Marasco, 1997
  • Careers for Scientific Types, Jan Goldberg, 2007
  • Careers in Focus: Animal Care, Ferguson, 2001
  • Careers in Science and Engineering; Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy; 1996
  • Environmental Career Directory, Bradley J. Morgan & Joseph M. Palmisano, 1993
  • Great Jobs for Biology Majors, Blythe Camenson, 2004
  • Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors, Mark Rowh, 2006
  • Great Jobs for Engineering Majors, Geraldine O. Garner, 1996
  • Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors, Julie DeGalan, 2008
  • Great Jobs for Geology Majors, Blythe Camenson, 2007
  • Green Careers: Choosing Work for a Sustainable Future, Jim Cassio & Alice Rush, 2009
  • Guide to Nontraditional Careers in Science, Kreeger, 1999
  • Jump Start Your Career in BioScience, Chandrea B. Louise, Ph.D., 1998
  • Physical Sciences Career Directory, Bradley J. Morgan & Joseph M. Palmisano, 1994
  • Real People Working in Science, Jan Goldberg, 1998
  • The EnviroDirectory: Great Lakes 2000-2001, Environmental Marketing Group, Inc., 2000

Sports (Red SPT)

  • Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry, Shelly Field, 2004
  • Careers in Sports, Fitness, and Exercise, American Kinesiology Association, 2011
  • The Mulligan Guide to Sports Journalism Careers, Joseph F. Mulligan, 1999

Volunteer (Red V)

  • Invest Yourself - The Catalogue of Volunteer Opportunities, Commission on Voluntary Service and Action, 2003
  • A Life Inspired, Peace Corps, 2008 (4 copies)
  • So, You Want To Join the Peace Corps…, Dillon Banerjee, 2000

General Career Library (White Labels)

Internships (White IN)

  • All Work, No Pay, Lauren Berger, 2012
  • The Coffee Run, Sydney Fulkerson, 2015
  • 52 Weeks of Sales Success, Ralph R. Roberts, 2009
  • Finding Your Internship, Marvin Russell, 2013
  • Foreclosure Self-Defense for Dummies, Ralph R. Roberts, 2008
  • The Internship Manual, Sharise Kent, 2015
  • The Ultimate Guide to Internships, Eric Woodward, 2015
  • Walk Like a Giant, Sell Like a Madman, Ralph R. Roberts, 2008
  • Your Internship, Molly Abrahamson, 2015

General Career Library (Blue Labels)

Cover Letters (Blue C)

  • Dynamic Cover Letters, Katherine Hansen & Randall Hanson, Ph.D, 2001
  • How to Say It, Rosalie Maggio, 2001
  • Knock'em Dead Cover Letters, Martin Yate, 2012
  • Vault Guide to Resume, Cover Letters, and Interviewing, Howard Leifman, 2003

Employment (Blue E)

  • Life During College, Life after Graduation, 2005
  • Your Financial Future, Life after Graduation, 2005

Interviewing (Blue I)

  • Case in Point, Marc P. Cosentino, 2007
  • The Essential Digital Interview Handbook, Paul J. Bailo, 2014
  • The Essential Job Interview Handbook, Jean Baur, 2013
  • The Essential Phone Interview Handbook, Paul J. Bailo, 2011
  • Five Minutes to a Higher Salary, Lewis C. Lin, 2015
  • How to Dress for Success- DVD
  • Interview Like Yourself (No, Really!), Jezra Kaye, 2014
  • Knock'em Dead Job Interview, Martin Yate, 2013
  • Powerful Phrases for Successful Interviews, Tony Beshara, 2014
  • 60 Seconds & You're Hired, Robin Ryan, 2016

Leadership (Blue L)

  • Coaching Skills: A program aimed at enhancing your ability to support others, 2009
  • The 5 Levels of Leadership, John C. Maxwell, 2011
  • Leadership and Self-Deception, The Arbinger Institute, 2010

Networking (Blue N)

  • How to Build the Ultimate LinkedIn Profile in Under an Hour, Andrew Macarthy, 2013
  • LinkedIn in 30 Minutes, Melanie Pinola, 2013
  • Make Your Contacts Count, Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon, 2007

Resumes (Blue R)

  • The Infographic Resume, Hannah Morgan, 2014
  • Knock 'Em Dead Resumes, Martin Yate, 2012
  • Modernize Your Resume, Wendy Enelow, 2016

Graduate School Library (Green Labels)

Financing (Green FIN)

  • Dan Cassidy's Worldwide Graduate Scholarship Directory, 5th ed., Dan Cassidy, 2000
  • Don't Miss Out: The Ambitious Student's Guide to Financial Aid, Robert & Anna Leider, 1994-1995
  • Grants for Graduate & Postdoctoral Study, Peterson's, 1998

Exploration and applying to Grad School (Green GRAD)

  • The CV Book, James Innes, 2012
  • CV Handbook, Will Coghill-Behrends & Rebecca Anthony, 2011
  • Grad's Guide to Graduate Admissions Essays, Colleen Reding, 2015
  • Graduate Admissions Essays, 4th Edition, Donald Asher, 2012
  • GRE Premium, 2015, Princeton Review
  • GRE Premier, 2016, Kaplan
  • GRE Study Guide, 2014
  • How to Prepare Your Curriculum Vitae, Acy L. Jackson & Kathlen Geckeis, 2003
  • How to Write a Winning Personal Statement-Peterson's, Richard Stelzer, 1997 (2 copies)
  • How to Write the Perfect Personal Statement, 4th Edition, Petersons, 2009
  • How to Write the Perfect CV, M.E. Brandon, 2013
  • Personalize Your Grad School Essays, Michelle Hubbard, 2014
  • The PhD Factory, Goldman & Massy, 2001

Law (Green LAW)

  • How to get into the Top Law Schools, Richard Montauk, 2011
  • Law School Essays, Princeton Review, 2008
  • LSAT: Endurance Practice, Kaplan, 2010
  • LSAT: Mastery and Timing Practice, Kaplan, 2010
  • Stern-Wilson Book of Law School Lists, Gerald Wilson, 2016

Masters Business Administration (Green MBA)

  • Great Applications for Business School, Paul Bodine, 2011
  • MBA Admissions Strategy, Avi Gordon, 2010

Medical (Green MED)

  • The Best 167 Medical Schools, Princeton Review, 2015
  • Get Into Medical School, Kaplan, 2011
  • The Medical School Admissions Guide, Suzanne M. Miller, 2012

Graduate Programs Guides Set (No Labels)

  • Peterson's 2015 Graduate Programs: An Overview
  • Peterson's 2015 Graduate Programs in the Biological/Biomedical Sciences & Health-Related Medical Professions
  • Peterson's 2015 Graduate Programs in Business, Education, Information Studies, Law, and Social Work
  • Peterson's 2015 Graduate Programs in Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Peterson's 2015 Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Peterson's 2015 Graduate Programs in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Agricultural Sciences, The Environment & Natural Resources

Encyclopedia of Associations - 3 volumes, Gale 46th Edition, 2008 (No Labels)

Encyclopedia of Associations: Regional, State, and Local Organizations-Great Lakes States, 1 volume, Gale 16th Edition, 2006 (No Labels)

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


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.

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