On Tuesday, in Upper Baldwin, the Career and Internship Center held their annual event Beyond Albion. The goal of the event was to help students prepare for internship opportunities and their plans after college by providing information regarding graduate school and entry-level careers. Originally, Beyond Albion was separated into three different events: Gerstacker Recruitment Night, Ford Service Organizations/Graduate School Fair and the Career and Internship Centers Off-Campus Domestic Program Fair.
The event had opportunities for students seeking full-time employment, internships during the school year and summer, post-graduation service projects, information on graduate school programs and domestic off-campus studies.
Organizations at the event included S.A.F.E Place in Jackson, The Chicago Center for Urban Life, the Philadelphia Center, Matrix Human Services, Mercy Volunteer Corps, MSU School of Human Resource and Labor, State of Michigan Department of Corrections, AWARE Inc., Western Michigan Cooley Law School, the Michigan State Police and several other career and internship opportunities.
Dawn Hernandez, the associate director of the Career and Internship Center says that they are “committed to assisting students and alumni as they plan to move into their future.”
“We combined all three of these events to get some more participation,” Hernandez said. “It makes the event more of a one-stop shop for students because we know you guys have a lot going on. Because of this, we have roughly 35 organizations here today.”
Director of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, Eddie Visco, summed up the event’s purpose in a sentence.
“Beyond Albion is to make students aware of all the types of opportunities they have post-grad. No matter the year the student is, it is always good to think ahead and realize what they have to do for their next steps,” Visco said.
Phoebe Holm contributed reporting to this story.