Career EXPLO

Alumni sharing their paths to success. Recruiters who want what you have to offer. Connections to make, opportunities to pursue, and a bunch of people who care about your success, all in one place. Do you need any more reasons to attend Career EXPLO?

 We hope you enjoyed Career EXPLO 2014!

Save the date for next year: Friday, October 2, 2015!


Alumni and other professionals from the following organizations were present at Career EXPLO 2014. If you are interested in obtaining contact information for the representatives, please visit the Center for Student Opportunity.

Alma City Police Department
Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC
Antea Group
Auto-Owners Insurance Company
Biggby Coffee
Blessings International
Central Michigan University
Central Michigan University College of Medicine
Comcast Spotlight
Creative Health Care Management
Dow Corning Corporation
DuPont Pioneer
Family Health Care
Fifth Third Bank
Genesee District Library
Grand Valley State University
Gratiot Conservation District
Gratiot County Commission on Aging
Hantz Group
Harbor Light Planning LLC
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
The Infant-Parent Institute
Law Offices of Thomas H. Anthony, P.C.
Leo Burnett
Medical College of Wisconsin
Michigan Department of Education
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Plante Moran
Quicken Loans
Robert Half International
The Ross R. Alexander Law Firm, PLLC
Sarah’s Law Firm
Trish Turner Davis, Sculpture Artist
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
United States Air Force
United States Army
United States Army - Army Medicine (AMEDD)
United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
United States Peace Corps
University of Michigan - Nagorny Group
University Moving and Storage
Widgeteer Inc.

Are you an Alma graduate or a recruiter who would like to participate in Career EXPLO 2015?
Online registration will open in August 2015! For additional information and questions, contact Kirsten Simmons at

Frequently Asked Questions for Students

Who should attend?

Anyone interested in career exploration, networking and identifying job/internship opportunities should attend Career EXPLO! This includes freshmen through seniors – everyone is welcome.

What should I wear?

It depends on the impression you would like to make. If you are actively searching for jobs and internships, dressing in your interview suit will make a strong first impression. If you are primarily there for career exploration, business casual attire should be sufficient.

New this year, we are offering free professional headshots by bitworks, Alma’s student-run production company. Since you’ll already be dressed up, this is the perfect opportunity to have a nice photo taken for your LinkedIn profile.

Should I bring my resume?

If you have a resume, you should definitely bring copies: 15-20 should be enough. Need help with your resume? Make an appointment with the peer consultants, who are available Monday-Thursday from 4-8 pm in the CSO.

I want to get the most out of Career EXPLO – any tips?

Yes – come to a Career EXPLO Prep Session! We’re running them Mon. Oct. 6. 2014 through Thurs. Oct. 9, 2014 at both 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm in the CSO. We’ll cover what to expect at the event, how to network effectively, and the tools you should have ready. After the 30-minute session, you can schedule one-on-one appointments with the peer consultants to brush up on your skills.