First Destination Report
Albion College is interested in what happens to our students once they graduate. Each year the Career and Internship Center surveys graduates to gather information on what they are doing in the areas of employment, graduate / professional school, and volunteer service. This information is used by the Career and Internship Center and other departments at Albion College to continue to change and improve the services we provide our students and alumni.
First Destination Reports
Class of 2015
Class of 2014
Class of 2013
Class of 2012
Class of 2011
Class of 2010
Class of 2009
Class of 2008
Class of 2007
Class of 2006
Class of 2005
We want to include you in our next First Destination Report! Please make sure to check your Albion email in the fall for the survey request.
Ten Years Out
The College also recently completed a survey of the class of 2001 to see where alumni are on their career paths ten years after graduation. The results are part of a new brochure that includes profiles of recent alumni and describes the benefits of an Albion hands-on educaiton.
View the brochure
Fifteen Years Out
Recently, Albion graduates without higher degrees who completed a PayScale.com survey reported a mid-career (approximately 15 years' experience) median salary of $79,100. This compares favorably to many schools in the Midwest as well as liberal arts colleges nationally.
See PayScale's list for Midwestern colleges and universities
See PayScale's list for national liberal arts colleges
Internships and Jobs
Handshake helps students and recruiters come together to meet, talk, and share opportunities. Create a profile and access thousands of jobs and internship opportunities in your areas of interest!
Friday, February 16, 2018 at the Crown Plaza Hotel - Lansing
Job Pursuit is the annual job fair sponsored and hosted by a consortium of private, independent Michigan Colleges and Universities dedicated to the advancement of employment opportunities in Michigan. Visit the website through the above link for complete information, including a list of employers scheduled to attend the 2015 event (list of companies TBA as event gets closer).
Recommended Resources for Internships and Jobs
- Coolworks.com - job and internship site for the adventurous student and graduate
- Idealist.org - internship opportunities worldwide focused on non-profit organizations
- Internships.com - Internships.com claims to be the world's largest internship marketplace bringing students, employers and higher education institutions together in one centralized location.
- Interninimichigan.com - Register with the new Intern in Michigan and get instant internship matches based on your individual needs. It's free to post internships and it's free to apply for opportunities.
- Pure Michigan Talent Connect - Michigan Talent Bank connects you to postings on company websites of internship and job opportunities in Michigan
- MI Internships - MIINTERNSHIP.com is an internship service provided by regional economic development partners led by Southwest Michigan First, Southwest Michigan's private economic development organization serving a seven-county region.
- Michigan.gov/intern - internships with the State of Michigan in various agencies and departments
- Mlive - Job listings in Michigan listed with Mlive
- NACELinkNetwork - National Association of Colleges and Employers web site for national job postings. Consistently, over 2 million jobs and internships geard toward college students.
- Pathways to Equity - Improving women's access to good middle-skill jobs can help close the wage gap and improve women's economic security. The Pathways to Equity Initiative shows job changes that can improve women's economic standing and meet employers' demands for skilled workers.
- Science Jobs and Internships - Comprehensive list from the Albion College Library
- USAJobs - Government website where nearly all federal government jobs are posted.
- ZipRecruiter - Great resource that is being touted as the best job search engine.
LinkedIn Job Search
The world's largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Job Search to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.
General Internship Advice
In today's competitive job market, it is extremely important for you to obtain experience related to your career ambitions. Employers will be asking you about your internships, part-time jobs, and summer jobs to assess your ability to perform in a full-time position. Companies are now using internships as one of the most common methods to select new employees. Albion College can help you with this process through your faculty advisor, your institute, and the Career and Internship Center.
- Use ALL resources available to you including all personal and professional contacts, the Career and Internship Center, and your faculty advisor.
- Apply early and apply often to any opportunity that might interest you. Do not turn down a job or internship that you have not been offered!
- Be certain you have a quality resume and associated application materials before applying— the Career and Internship Center is available to assist you!
- Use the Registrar's Internship Form to receive credit for your internship
Additional Internship Sources
Research and/or Fellowship Opportunities
Additional Career Resources
Information for Employers
The Career and Internship Center assists employers in connecting with Albion College students and the campus.
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.
The decision to pursue graduate school is multifaceted.
- Do you want to pursue graduate education directly from Albion College or do you want to work prior to continuing your education?
- What field of graduate study interests you?
- Which school is a good fit for your chosen field of study?
Use all the resources available to determine what you want to pursue in graduate school and the best places to do that work. Don't forget all the resources on campus—Albion faculty and alumni are often forgotten as people explore options.
See the articles below for helpful information, and don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with the Career and Internship Center for further help and insight on your graduate school decision.