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Career Development

combine study with internships in Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Other programs include study and research at the Newberry Library (Chicago), the Duke Marine Laboratory (Beaufort, North Carolina), the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, Tennessee), or on board a science vessel with the Sea Education Semester program. More information may also be found on the Center for International Education (CIE) website at Deadlines — Applications for off-campus study are due by Sept. 23, 2013 for the spring semester 2014 and Feb. 17, 2014 for the summer and fall semester 2014. However, there are some programs with earlier deadlines or rolling admissions. Please check with the CIE for more information. Costs — Students participating in off-campus programs normally pay Albion the same tuition as if they were on-campus students. If a program costs more than Albion, the student pays the difference. The only supplemental fee is a $1,200 administrative fee for off-campus study. Students also pay program room and board and travel costs. Financial aid can be used for semester or academic year off-campus programs approved for Albion credit. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more details. Requirements — Students should check with the CIE about eligibility requirements for specific programs. The general Albion requirements are: • Junior or senior standing, • 2.7 cumulative grade point average, • Good social standing, • Successful completion of the Writing Competence Examination, • Demonstrated maturity commensurate with the demands of the program. For more information — The CIE is located in room 306 Vulgamore Hall. Please stop by to browse through information and brochures about programs; check out our website; or call ext. 0392 to make an appointment with the director to discuss off-campus study options. The office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.

The Office of Career Development offers support and services to all students in their personal career development process, helping students to identify career paths, and to apply their liberal arts education at Albion and beyond. Career Development staff assist students in each phase of the process, including selfexploration, making and implementing an education plan, developing short-term and long-term career goals, obtaining experience through internships, making the transition from college to graduate school, acquiring career exploration skills, and offering on-campus recruiting. The office provides a variety of personalized services. Students can meet individually with a professional Career Development staff member to discuss the career decision-making process and to gain assistance with their internship or job search. In addition, a variety of self-assessment tools are available to help students define how their interests, values, and personal characteristics relate to the world of work. Programs offered by the office include workshops, special events, classroom or group presentations, and on-campus recruiting. Additionally, the staff offers resume critiques and outreach presentations to students. Students will find a wealth of career information housed in the Career Library and on the Career Development website at . For more information, students are encouraged to stop by the office in Ferguson Building 103.

Off-Campus Programs Upperclass students may choose to participate in off-campus programs at more than 120 locations around the world and in the U.S. These opportunities include study programs and some internship, field study, or research possibilities in about 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the Mexico/U.S. border. The United States programs 38

Albion College Student Handbook 2013-14  
Albion College Student Handbook 2013-14  

The purpose of the Albion College Student Handbook is twofold. It informs students of opportunities for involvement—with people, special pro...