Meet the Staff
Schedule an Appointment
Career Counselors are available to meet with students individually or in small groups to improve career development skills. The following is a sample list of services available:
- Career Advising and Counseling
- Career Testing
- Campus Recruitment and Interviewing
- Occupational Discovery and Job Shadowing
- Graduate and Professional School Planning
- Study Abroad
Albertus Magnus College's Office of Career Services has a quick and effective way to schedule an appointment with staff members Patrick Clifford or Wiley Dawson. You will first need to login to Hire A Falcon (hireafalcon.albertus.edu). Once you are in Hire A Falcon, you will need to find the quicklink on the right entitled "Request a Career Counseling Appointment." The next step is to select the type of an appointment needed from the drop-down menu. Now you will need to check on availability and find a time that will work for your schedule. Once you have requested an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email when the career counselor has confirmed their availability.
The Office of Career Services is open for appointments on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Albertus Magnus College's Four-Year Career Development Plan
The following is a suggested four-year plan for Albertus Magnus College students:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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:
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:
What Can I Do With This Major?
The following link is a very helpful site to help explore different majors:
Career Development Workshops and Events
Upcoming Events sponsored by the Office of Career Services:
Informational Session on Study Abroad
September 12, 2017, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Hubert Campus Center/BCR
Informational Tables on Study Abroad
September 27, 2017, 12:10 am - 1:10 pm - Aquinas Hall/Bree Commons
Internship & Practicum Information Session
September 19, 2017, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Hubert Campus Center/BCR
The INS & OUTS of Applying to Graduate School
September 26, 2017, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Hubert Campus Center/BCR
Career Conversations with Alumni: Varsity Athletes
October 3, 2017, 5:30 - 6:30 pm - Hubert Campus Center/BCR
Writing An Effective Resume, Cover Letter & Thank You Correspondence
October 17, 2017, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Hubert Campus Center/BCR
October 17, 2017, 4:45 - 5:30 pm - Aquinas Hall/Room G9
Resume Lunch Check
October 19, 2017, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Hubert Campus Center/Dining Hall
Developing a Professional Linkedin Profile
October 24, 2017, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Hubert Campus Center/BCR
October 24, 2017, 4:45 - 5:30 pm - Aquinas Hall/Room G9
Graduate School Fair for Careers in STEM
October 30, 2017, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - TAG Atrium
Strategies for Successful Interviewing
October 31, 2017, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Hubert Campus Center/BCR
Internship & Practicum Information Session
November 7, 2017, 4:45 - 5:30 pm - Aquinas Hall/Room G9
Marketing Yourself on Social Media
November 28, 2017, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm - Hubert Campus Center/BCR
January 8 - 12, 2018
Online Career Links
There are many outstanding resources online to help with career development, job searching and interview preparation.
The following is a sample list of online resources:
CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. A proud partner of the american job center network.
Federal Occupational Search:
Getting Hired bridges the gap between job seekers with disabilities and employers looking to hire.
G. I. Jobs is a link to military friendly employers.
Job Match helps you find jobs where your resume will match the requirements.
LinkedIN is a networking tool to find connections to recommended jobs, industry experts and business partners.
LiveCareer Interview Game Plan is an informational interview tutorial to prepare for your "live" interview.
NACE Salary Calculator:
New York Times Jobs:
NonProfit Career Network Search:
O*Net OnLine is a detailed description of careers used by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students and researchers.
The Riley Guide provides helpful hints on the interviewing process.
Interview Advice reviews preparation, types, questions and competencies needed for a successful experience.
Grad's Guide to Getting Hire explains how to deploy an effective search strategy.
Landing Your Dream Job: Online Career Resources details how to find a career and future.
A Student's Guide to Networking in College College explores timelines, tools and tips on making valuable contacts with your college.
Top-notch job and internship opportunities across all 50 states in the country.
Albertus Magnus College Linkedin page:
Albertus Partnered with Resume Target:
The Office of Career Services at Albertus Magnus College has partnered with Resume Target to provide students with access to over 600+ resume templates by industry. To explore the FREE resume templates by industry visit Albertus Resume Templates to search the samples.
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.
Credits and hours:
Each credit hour of a practicum or internship course requires that a student complete 40 hours of field experience in addition to other course requirements as determined by individual departments. Students who participate for credit typically earn 3 credits for 120 hours of supervised work during a semester; however, a student may be able to earn up to 12 credits for 480 hours. Each individual department will determine the number of credits a student is eligible to register for in a semester. Students will not be awarded additional credits at the end of a semester if they complete more than the required number of hours.
Practicum and Internship Time Commitment:
Practicum and internship experiences typically run semester-long from September-December and January-May. Some practicum or internship experiences may be available for some majors during the summer term. Unless specified prior to acceptance of a position, students are committed to remaining in their practicum or internship position for the entire duration of the semester.
Contact the following for any questions or concerns:
Internship and Career Counselor
Rosary Hall, Room 34
Sample Internship Placements
The following is a sample list of placements for Albertus Magnus College students:
"My experience as an intern was absolutely wonderful. The structure of the internship program at Albertus is set-up to help you learn and succeed in the position you attain. When I entered the New Haven Promise Office requesting to be an intern, I remember my supervisor telling me "This will not be a simple internship where you'll be filing papers and such. We do real work here." I eagerly looked forward to working on an additional project at my original place of work. As a New Haven Promise Scholar, I knew what the organization was: a scholarship for students who live in New Haven and attend New Haven public school who earn a minimum of 3.0 GPA, have 90% attendance and 40 hours of community service during their high school career. During my internship, I got to be the lead project manager for College Goal Sunday a nation-wide event focused on increasing college affordability and accessibility through FAFSA completion and access to information about college and the application process. My College Goal Sunday event was the most attended and the most FAFSA completion of all of the Connecticut College Goal events. My work at New Haven Promise didn't stop there. I was in charge of students who were struggling academically and drafted an Academic Improvement Plan, which the student and I reviewed to ensure a successful semester and establish healthy academic habits. The research methods course I was taking at Albertus was helpful as I created graphs for community events that allowed parents, guardians and students to see the benefits and beneficiaries of the program. The sociological theories that I learned and concepts of social work were also applicable. I cannot express the amount of fulfillment and joy that I felt upon completing my internship successfully while using the knowledge I learned in the classroom and applying it to real life situations. I thank New Haven Promise and Albertus Magnus College for the opportunity and the preparation."
-Jorgieliz Casanova, Class of 2017
Job and Internship Opportunities
The following is a list of suggestions on locating and applying for internships:
Internship opportunities can be found at Albertus Magnus College job and internship portal:
Workforce Alliance and Albertus Magnus College are collaborating to connect graduates from key STEM programs: manufacturing, engineering, information technology/computer science, finance and healthcare with jobs.
Here's how it works:
Workforce Alliance offers state and federally-funded incentives to Connecticut employers to hire in these fields, with a particular focus on South Central CT.
A Workforce Alliance Business Services Specialist will talk with you and review your resume. They will check to see if your education, experience and certifications match participating employer needs. If there is a good match, they will craft an incentive package that gets you hired.
An employer may:
- Hire you directly
- Hire and train you on-the-job to suit their specific needs
- Offer a paid internship
- Request you earn an additional industry certification, funded by Workforce Alliance
There is no application and in most cases, no income verification. Employer incentives are largely based on hiring people who have education or experience, but who have been out of the workforce or working less than full-time, below capacity or outside your chosen field. Workforce Alliance will assess your individual situation.
What do you need to do?
- Discuss your career goals Workforce Alliance and their Business Services Specialist.
- Work with Albertus’ Office of Career Services to get your resume updated and error-free.
- Attend an information session at the American Job Center at 560 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven.
- Provide your resume and discuss your employment situation with a Business Services Specialist. Your resume may be forwarded to immediate job openings, and you will be coached on how to reach out to other employers.
- Be ready for interviews! Employers will schedule directly with you if they are interested.
- Once an employer decides to make an offer, a Business Services Specialist will step in to process the incentive to the employer. You and the employer will agree on a start date and negotiate hours and salary. Incentives are paid as reimbursements to the employer based on your hourly rate.
- Enjoy your new job! After the incentive period, you stay on as an employee.
Check out job postings linked from the Workforce Alliance page and also on CTHires.com and the CTDOL's free job search board.
Hire a Falcon
Hire A Falcon is Albertus Magnus College’s online job bank, recruiting system, résumé and cover letter builder. Thousands of opportunities are listed in this portal at the local, national and international level.
Access an account by logging in to the following address:
Albertus Magnus College makes no representations or guarantees about positions listed by the Office of Career Services. Albertus Magnus College is not responsible for wages, working conditions, safety, or other aspects of employment at the organizations listed. It is the responsibility of each individual to research the integrity of the organizations to which they are applying and use caution and common sense when following up on job leads. The Office of Career Services assumes no liabilities for acts or omissions by third parties or for material supplied by them. The links to other Web sites from the Albertus Magnus College’s Hire A Falcon are not under the control of the Office of Career Services. Therefore, the Office of Career Services is not responsible for the contents of any linked site. The Trustees of Albertus Magnus College and the Office of Career Services shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any direct or indirect damage or loss caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such contents, products or services available on or through such sites.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDY ABROAD:
Albertus Magnus College administers study abroad programs and enforces study abroad eligibility in a manner consistent with the policies and procedures described herein.
- Students (both first-time freshmen and transfer students) must complete two full semesters of study at Albertus Magnus College before going abroad and must achieve sophomore standing prior to departure.
- Students must have a cumulative G.P.A. of a 3.0 or higher at the time of their application.
- Students must be in good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress toward a degree at Albertus.
- Students must not have participated in a prior study abroad experience in which financial aid money/Albertus Magnus College scholarship money was used to pay for tuition and expenses.
- Students must participate in a Pre-Departure Orientation.
- Students must receive full approval for study abroad.
- Students cannot be in the last semester of senior year.
Albertus Magnus College reviews the disciplinary records of all students seeking study abroad approval and determines their eligibility to apply and participate in study abroad. Students on disciplinary probation are not eligible to apply for or to participate in study abroad programs. They MUST have one full semester, (fall or spring) on the Albertus Magnus College campus, with no additional disciplinary incidents between the end of the probationary period and departure to the host country.
All students seeking approval for study abroad will have their records checked at the time of application and the end of the term before the student’s departure to receive final approval to study abroad.
Students interested in studying abroad through an Affiliate or Associate Program must do the following prior to submitting an application directly to the program sponsor or host institution:
- Attend a Study Abroad Info Session or meet with the Career Services Office to select an approved affiliate or associate program.
- Meet with their academic advisor to select courses from that program, which must provide 12 to 15 credits of coursework that will be applied directly toward their academic degree.
STUDY ABROAD IN ROME THROUGH OUR AFFILIATE ASSUMPTION COLLEGE:
STUDY ABROAD ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD THROUGH AFFILIATE AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR STUDY:
STUDY ABROAD IN IRELAND THROUGH OUR AFFILIATE SACRED HEART UNIVERSITY:
If you are thinking about graduate school, there are a number of questions that you need to answer. How do you select a school to attend? Where can you go for more information? What are the best resources available?
There are many sources of information about graduate school -- faculty, other students, publications and the Internet. But before you begin the search process, you need to answer some basic questions.
Why do I want to go to graduate school?
What do you want to accomplish by attending graduate school?
The most common reasons for people to attend graduate school are the following:
- Intellectual curiosity - you discover a field of study that interests you greatly
- Professional development and advancement - an additional degree or certification will give you greater opportunities in a particular field
Graduate Schools - To go or not to go?
Graduate application suggested timeline:
Suggestions on getting into graduate schools:
Graduate School Directory:
Graduate School Opportunities at Albertus Magnus College:
Peterson’s Guide to Graduate Schools:
Financial Accessibility Guide to Graduate Schools:
Graduate School Admissions Exams (GRE, MCAT, GMAT, LSAT):
Graduate School Testing Resource Guidebook
Placement Success Record
Placement Success Record Class of 2016
The National Association of Colleges and Employers 2016 Destination Survey (http://www.naceweb.org/job-market/graduate-outcomes/first-destination/) was shared with all Albertus Magnus College graduates who completed their degree between December 2015 and May 2016. Out of a total of 413 graduates, 72 responded to the survey.
A review of LinkedIn accounts produced 170 additional updates to the Destination Survey from the pool of graduates. Their Linkedin profile information reflected their employment status during the months of November and December of 2016 when the research was conducted.
The following is a summary of the statistics:
From our research, 59% of the graduates between December 2015 and May 2016 were located through the Destination Survey or LinkedIn search.
85% are currently working full-time
10% are currently continuing their education at the graduate level
5% are currently seeking full time employment
Of the 5% who are seeking employment:
- 11% were awarded an Associate's Degree
- 4% were awarded a Bachelor's Degree
- 3% were awarded a Master's Degree
The national results for the Class of 2016 have not been published, but last year NACE reported that 82% of the Class of 2015 at the national level were employed or in graduate school six months after graduation. Albertus Magnus College has found that 95% of our graduates for the Class of 2016 were employed full-time or are in graduate school six months after graduation.
Summary by Undergraduate Day Program programs:
- 65% are currently working full time
- 27% are continuing their education
- 2% involved full time in a community service program
- 6% are seeking full time employment
Summary by Professional & Graduate School programs:
- 88% are currently working full-time
- 7% are continuing their education
- 5% are seeking full time employment
The following is a sample of job titles that were reported: