Prospective Students & Famlies

Albertus Magnus College students are invited to utilize the Office of Career Services at any time during their four years. In fact, all freshmen receive a jump-start on career planning during their first semester when career testing and activities are built into their Introduction to College Life course.

The following services will enhance your career development path while attending Albertus Magnus College:

  • Career Advising and Counseling
  • Career Testing
  • Internships
  • Campus Recruitment and Interviewing
  • Occupational Discovery and Job Shadowing
  • Graduate and Professional School Planning
  • Study Abroad

Sample of Programming

The following is a list of programs that are available to all students and alumni:

  • On Campus Career and Virtual Career Fairs
  • Job Shadowing
  • Internships
  • Career Exploration, Readiness and Etiquette Workshops:
    • The Ins and Outs of Applying to Graduate School
    • Career Conversations with Alumni
    • Résumé Writing and Critique
    • Marketing Yourself Through Social Media
    • Writing an Effective Cover Letter
    • Identifying and Selling Your Transferable Skills
    • Strategies for Successful Interviewing
    • Selling Yourself at a Career Fair
    • Backpack to Briefcase: Making the Transition from School to Work
    • Business Etiquette

Albertus Magnus College's Four-Year Career Development Plan

The following is a suggested four-year plan for Albertus Magnus College students:

FRESHMEN YEAR - Getting to Know You and Albertus Magnus College

  • Visit the Office of Career Services in Rosary Hall and meet the staff
  • Speak with Albertus Magnus College faculty and academic advisors about career options and majors
  • Take the SIGI3 and meet with a Career Counselor to interpret the results
  • Get involved with on-campus organizations, teams and volunteer opportunities of interest
  • Attend a workshop sponsored by Career Services
  • Log into Hire A Falcon and create your first résumé as a college student
  • Participate fully in the Introduction to College Life course
  • Get a summer job related to your potential major or career field
  • Consider a summer experiential learning opportunity
  • Meet with your academic advisor on a regular basis
  • Prepare to use social media as a tool for your future success
  • Strive for academic excellence as your G.P.A. will appear on your résumé
  • Seek out extra support when needed academically or personally to develop a solid foundation
  • Reflect on what have been your most enjoyable college classes
  • Attend the Career and Internship Fair as well as events sponsored by the Office of Career Services
  • Investigate and consider Study Abroad opportunities

SOPHOMORE YEAR - Exploring Your Career and Life Options

  • Discuss your major and career goals with your advisor and member of Career Services
  • Talk to your advisor about potential majors in a field you find interesting
  • Review your SIGI3 results and possibly take the test again
  • Attend workshops sponsored by the Office of Career Services
  • Research more information about your potential career field
  • Shadow a professional in a career of interest
  • Update your résumé
  • Create a professional Linkedin profile
  • Conduct an informational interview with a professional in a career field you are interested in
  • Develop leadership skills by getting involved with clubs or organizations in your community
  • Consider taking another career test in Career Services (Myers–Briggs Type Indicator or Strong Interest Inventory)
  • Attend the Career and Internship Fair and events sponsored by the Office of Career Services
  • Consider participating in a Study Abroad program
  • Explore internship or volunteer opportunities in your major
  • Refine the basics of writing a cover letter, résumé, interview skills and other ways to market yourself
  • Enhance your skills at marketing yourself in an interview
  • Confirm your major with your advisor
  • Review jobs and internships posted in Hire A Falcon

JUNIOR YEAR - Narrowing Your Focus

  • Meet with a member of the Career Services Office to narrow your career options to two or three fields
  • Update your résumé and have it reviewed by a member of the Career Services Office
  • Review your Linkedin profile to make it more marketable
  • Attend workshops sponsored by Career Services
  • Attend the Career and Internship Fair
  • Secure an internship or part-time job in your career field
  • Plan and prepare for graduate school
  • Consider participating in a Study Abroad program
  • Shadow someone working in a career field you are considering
  • Investigate career recruitment on campus
  • Begin to develop post-graduation plans
  • Continue to explore and network career options
  • Narrow your career goals and internship targets
  • Search and apply for summer internship opportunities
  • Review jobs and internships posted in Hire A Falcon
  • Schedule graduate school visits to further explore post-graduation options
  • Investigate scholarship and grant opportunities to help pay for graduate school
  • Attend information sessions held by employers on campus
  • Take on formal and informal leadership roles

SENIOR YEAR - Making Decisions and Finding Success

  • Meet with a member of the Office of Career Services to develop a plan for a job search
  • Attend all workshops sponsored by the Office of Career Services
  • Refine your résumé and cover letters
  • Consider doing a research project with a faculty member
  • Participate in mock interviews
  • Use all methods of job searching available
  • Take graduate school admissions tests as needed
  • Finish graduate school applications
  • Complete an internship
  • Attend the Career and Internship Fair
  • Participate in on-campus recruiting opportunities
  • Research and attend a professional networking event
  • Finalize decisions about post-graduation plans
  • Check out job opportunities and research companies you are interested in
  • Actively engage with alumni through Linkedin
  • Set aside time each week for your job search activities
  • Review jobs posted in Hire A Falcon on a regular basis
  • Inform Albertus Magnus College of your future plans

Practicum & Internship Opportunities:

Who is eligible?

Albertus Magnus College students in good academic standing (G.P.A. of at least 2.0) may participate in:

  • Practicum once they have completed 45 credits
  • Internship once they have completed 60 credits

To be eligible to participate in practicum or internship, students must be registered for internship or a practicum course, complete the online orientation seminar, submit all required documentation, as well as any other requirements of your major. Students must be available for at least 8-10 hours per week (3 credit experience) and have transportation. The schedules of sites and industries vary. Most sites are only available to supervise interns during normal business hours.

What makes Practicum and Internships unique?

Practicum provide students with an opportunity to observe experts in a given field, introducing them to the practical applications of subject matter encountered through course work. Designed as an initial experience for students, practicum may carry from 1 to 3 credit hours. Some departments require hands-on experience as part of the practicum.

Internships offer students who have successfully completed significant coursework in their chosen majors with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field under the supervision of an on-site professional. The purpose of internships is to enable students to draw intellectual connections between what they have learned in coursework and what they learn on the internship site, which they make explicit through a final project incorporating both academic work and insights gained through the internship experience. Internships can be designed such that they carry from 3 to 9 credit hours.

Sample Internship Placements

The following is a sample list of placements for Albertus Magnus College students:

A+ Accounting
Access Rehab Centers, LLC
Advanced Investigations
AETNA
American Seal & Engineering Co., Inc.
Amethyst House
Area Cooperative Educational Services
Artspace
Banana Republic
Banti & DeFelice, CPAs, LLC
Barnum Financial Group
Beisler Insurance Agency
BNY Mellon
Boys & Girls Club of Milford and New Haven
Boys and Girls Village
Branford Counseling Center and Recreation Department
Children’s Community Programs of CT, Inc.
Christian Community Action Agency, Inc.
Church Hill Classics
City of New Haven, Department of Finance
City of New Haven, Department of Parks, Recreation & Trees
City of New Haven, Office of the Tax Collector
Clifford Beers Clinic
College Pro-New England Commercial Furniture Service Corporation
Columbus House, Inc.
Columns of Knowledge
Community Action Agency of New Haven Continuum of Care, Inc.
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery Continuum of Care, Inc.
Connecticut Mental Health Center
Connecticut Sun
Cornell Scott Hill Health Corporation
Creative Arts Workshop
CT Blue Jays Baseball Club
Daniel Trust Foundation
Dibble & Rossi, P.C.
Discovery Communications
Disney World, Florida
Donald L. Perlroth & Company
Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, LLC
East Haven Public Schools
EB Photography
Enterprise Holdings
ESPN
Evax Systems
Everything Girls Love, LLC
Fairfield Counseling Group
Family Centered Services of CT, Gateway Community College
Family ReEntry
First Investors Corporation
Forensic Health Services
Giordano Associates, LLC
Goodwill of Western and Northern Connecticut, Inc.
Guilford Police Department
Guilford Public Schools
Guilford Youth and Family Services
Hamden Police Department
Hamden Public Schools
Hamden Secure Community Residential Program for Boys (SAGE)
Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment
Industrial Technologies Services
Integrated Wellness Group
IRIS, Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services

JD Creative
Joshua Center Shoreline
Junta for Progressive Action
Law Office of Vincent N. Amendola, Jr., LLC
LEAP
Liberation Programs, Inc.
Liberty Community Services
LogistiCare
LULAC Head Start
MADD CT
Marrakech, Inc.
Mary Wade Home
Mercy Learning Center
Meriden Police Department
Milford Youth and Family Services
New Financial Life, VITA Program
New Haven Family Alliance
New Haven Farms
New Haven Museum
New Haven Police Department
New Haven Public Schools
New Haven Reads
New Haven Vet Center
North Haven Police Department
Northwestern Mutual Financial Group Sea Stone Capital Management, L.P.
Nurturing Families Network, Fair Haven Community Health Center
Orange Police Department
Orange Public Schools
Orlando Magic/Orlando Magic.com
People’s United Bank
Periship
Project MORE
Shelton Youth Services
State of Connecticut, Department of Children and Families
State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health
State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch
Stop & Shop Pharmacy
The Children’s Center
The Law Offices of Balzano & Tropiano, P.C.
The Maritime Aquarium
Town of Hamden
Treasured Time, Inc.
Triple Threat Television
U.S. Department of Defense
U. S. House of Representatives
UTC Aerospace Systems
VA Hospital
Viacom Media Networks, Music and Entertainment
Visit New Haven, Economic Development Corporation
WAPJ-FM
West Haven Head Start
WTNH-TV News 8
X’Tige
Yale School of Medicine
Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Child Psychiatric Inpatient Services
YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center, Program Center of the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs

Testimonials:

“As Walt Disney once said, ‘You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it takes people to make the dream a reality.’ As a Disney World Intern, I got to be one of those people who made an impact on a family’s vacation memories that will last a lifetime.”

-Danny Piroli, Class of 2017

Selecting Your Major

ACADEMIC OPPORTUNITIES AT ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE:

Many times students enter college unsure of what to major in or change their major during their college years. The following are the undergraduate degree programs available at Albertus Magnus College:

http://www.albertus.edu/undergraduate-degrees/undergraduate-degree-programs/

WHAT CAN HELP ME SELECT A MAJOR?

Students who are unsure of their college major should do the following:

  • Explore online materials available
  • Talk to professors about potential career opportunities
  • Review the results of SIGI3 testing given in your Introduction to College Life course
  • Reflect on interests, abilities, personality and values
  • Speak to advisors about academic strengths and potential careers
  • Schedule an appointment with a member of the Office of Career Services
  • Get practical experience by doing an internship or volunteering in an interesting field

WEIGHING THE FACTORS:

Online websites can also help you when making the decision on what to major in during your time at Albertus Magnus College. The following is an additional resource when choosing a major:

http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/choosing-a-major/

A Parent's Guide To Career Development

What is the most important thing a parent can do to support the process of career development?

http://www.naceweb.org/gg/parents/career-development-guide.aspx