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Career and Personal Development

We’re committed to your success.

How can we help?

The Career and Personal Development team has created resources for you to have at your fingertips! Explore this website, schedule a one-on-one appointment with a staff member via Handshake, or email

Handshake is the go-to platform for students to search for on and off-campus employment, events, and schedule appointments with Career and Personal Development staff. Use your Alma College login to access your account.

Find your niche

Ninety-four percent of our 2022 graduates report working in full-time positions or attending graduate school within six months of graduation. See where their Alma experience took them and take full advantage of career and personal development support to help you succeed, too.




Interested in working while on campus?

Working on campus is a great opportunity for you to gain valuable work experience, earn money and build professional connections. Plus, student employment offers flexibility with your class schedule, practice and performance/game schedules, and you can walk to work.

Alma College departments employ students in a variety of positions including: clerks, office assistants, lab assistants, custodians, tutors, library assistants, resident assistants, first year guides, mentors, referees, life guards and more.

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PlaidWorks Micro-Internship

The PlaidWorks Micro-internship grant is available to Alma students and graduates in amounts of $250 (for projects of approximately 20 hours) or $500 (for projects of approximately 40 hours) for the completion of micro-internship projects for not-for-profit and civic organizations, while grant funds last.

When you complete a PlaidWorks micro-internship, you gain work experience and explore career paths, while non-profit host organizations benefit from skilled assistance with projects that support their mission. Examples of projects could include: social media review or content generation, research and data analysis, copywriting, and data cleaning.

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The Alma Venture

At Alma College, we believe in the power of extraordinary experiences. That’s why we created the Alma Venture. Our unique program provides you with up to $2,500 to pursue an original research project, internship or off-campus study experience designed to meet your personal and professional development goals.

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(989) 463-7183

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