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An internship in Chicago that connects you to your dream job. A semester in Europe that opens the world to you. A service project that changes lives in the local community. Wherever you want to go, whatever you want to do, your starting place is here: the Alma College Center for Student Opportunity.
The CSO provides both support services and access to practical experiences that enhance your education. We’ll show you how to succeed in the classroom, but also assist you as you plan your personal Venture – an individual experience that could take you across the globe. We’ll teach you important financial skills that position you for personal success, while also giving you the chance to serve others. We’ll help you plan for life after Alma, but also aid you in becoming a responsible leader. Put simply: the CSO is where it all comes together for you.
We’ve got the practical tools you’ll need to turn your dreams into reality:
- Academic Support Services
- Career Services
- Disability Support Services
- Office of Diversity and Inclusion
- Financial Counseling
- First Generation Student Support
And we’ve got the opportunities you want (plus connections all across campus):
- Integrated Health Studies Institute
- Responsible Leadership Institute
- Service Learning
- Venture Program
The CSO and the Alma Commitment
The CSO also coordinates all aspects of the Alma Commitment. We work closely with academic advisors to help you stay on track for four-year graduation; provide year-by-year guidance, which includes the First Year Guide program and the annual All-Class Conferences; help you plan your Venture and apply for up to $2,500 to support your experience; and prepare you for graduation with comprehensive career services. For more information, visit the CSO in person or call 989-463-7247.
Upcoming CSO Events
March 7, 2014
12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.:
Recruiter: Abundant Life Christian School
Abundant Life Christian School will have a table in Hamilton from 12-1:30 pm, followed by the opportunity for individual interviews in the CSO from 2-4:30 pm. More info here: http://abundantlifeschools.com/jobs
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.:
Financial Workshop on Insurance
Come learn about the different types of insurance you will need to consider after you graduate. These include auto, home, renters, life and health insurance.
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.:
All About Insurance
Come learn about the insurance that you will need to consider after graduation including car insurance, home or renters insurance, life insurance, and health insurance.
March 10, 2014
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.:
Creating and Using a Budget
Come learn about why it’s important to have a budget, how to create a budget, and the ins and outs of using your budget.
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.:
Recruiter: US Army
A recruiter from the US Army will have a table in Hamilton to discuss various enlistment opportunities.