Albertus Magnus College Announces New Career eXcelerator Program

Stackable Certifications and Micro-credentials Further Prepare Albertus Graduates with Employer-desired Skills

New Haven, Conn., April 3, 2023 – As its 97th year nears completion, Albertus Magnus College is once again answering a call rooted in its mission, to deliver an education that is “practical in its application” and “responds to the academic needs of its student body.”  The new Albertus Career eXcelerator program will help the College’s graduates to be even more prepared for immediate and long-term career success thanks to short, stackable, certifications and micro-credentials, which will be available to Albertus full-time students at no additional cost.  Career eXcelerator builds on the College’s time-tested values- and liberal arts-based curricula that are defined by interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities, availing students with self-paced, online mini courses offered through Coursera and featuring employer-desired skills and credentials.  Albertus is the first college in Connecticut to bring the Coursera-based programs to its students, and Albertus Career eXcelerator courses will be taught by industry experts from corporations such as Goodwill, Google, IBM, Intuit, Meta, Salesforce, SAP, and Tally. 

“The Albertus Career eXcelerator program is both mission-centric and market-responsive, continuing a nearly century-long legacy of preparing the College’s graduates for a lifetime of civic engagement and career success,” said Albertus President, Dr. Marc M. Camille, who recently announced the offerings on WTNH-TV.  “Through our annual alumni surveys, we know that Albertus graduates are achieving early success upon graduation, and external research has revealed that over the course of a career, the value of an Albertus Magnus College degree grows even stronger.  This new initiative is equally exciting and empowering.”

Students who graduate from Albertus Magnus College benefit from a distinctive education delivered by talented, dedicated faculty and staff focused on students’ individual, holistic success.  While annual and longitudinal data verify the value of an Albertus degree, the new Albertus Career eXcelerator program will add further value.  Each year the Albertus Career and Professional Development team surveys the most recent graduates, six months out, and the College’s last seven graduating classes have achieved at least 95% success rates in gaining employment or continuing their education.  Complementing these alumni data is a recent study designed to assess the long-term value and ROI of a college degree, completed by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce, which analyzed decades of IRS career earnings data for college graduates from 4,500 institutions nationwide.  Albertus graduates, 40-years out, ranked in the top 10% for lifetime return on investment.

“We know that the education delivered by our faculty leading to degrees for Albertus students is excellent, but we embrace a spirit of continuous improvement at the College,” stated Albertus Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sean P. O’Connell.  “The stackable certifications and micro-credentials available through the Career eXcelerator program will only add further value to the College’s graduates in the years ahead.  Albertus graduates typically stay in Connecticut, and now they’ll be equipped with additional, workplace-relevant skills, ready to add to the State’s workforce and economic well-being.”

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College:  Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a coeducational Catholic College in the Dominican tradition.  Its values- and liberal arts-based education is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World ReportMoney Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education, and has been named a Top 10 Military Friendly School.  For six consecutive years, graduating classes at Albertus have achieved post-graduate employment and graduate school success at a rate of at least 95%.  The College has an enrollment of approximately 1,300 students across its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree program, and 11 graduate programs. Proud to enroll a student body where more than half of its students come from minority backgrounds and nearly the same percentage of undergraduates receiving Federal Pell Grants and being first generation college goers, Albertus is known for its innovative curricular offerings, recently launching new Bachelor’s degree programs in Game and Computer Arts, General Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Studies, Project Management, Public Health, Social Media, and Supply Chain Management; among its graduate programs is the State of Connecticut’s only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program. Just three years from its historic 100th Anniversary Year, the College is implementing its new strategic plan, Albertus 2025: Lighting the Way to a Second Century, which articulates an inspiring, bold vision, in which Albertus Magnus College "will be a destination liberal arts-based college, distinguished in its interdisciplinary and experiential approach to education, rooted in Dominican values, that prepares students for lifelong civic engagement and success." To learn more, please visit