Career and Personal Development

For Employers

Do you want hardworking employees who can think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems? Alma graduates combine field-specific knowledge and a broad range of skills—and most employers agree that combination leads to success.

Post a job or internship

If you would like to post job or internship opportunities, please create an employer account on Handshake, our online job board for Alma College students and recent graduates.  If you have questions, please contact Brittany Stoneman, Associate Director of Career and Personal Development, at stonemanbn@alma.edu or 989-463-7576. You may reach the Career and Personal Development team at careerdevelopment@alma.edu.

In addition, Handshake is the place to post local part-time positions for current students. To reach the most students, please list the position type as both “Part Time” and “Off-Campus Student Employment.” Summer jobs are welcome, too!

Important note about posting on-campus student jobs: If you are Staff and Faculty looking to post a job opportunity, please visit the for staff and faculty page.

Important note about posting unpaid internships: before you post an unpaid internship, please ensure that the position complies with the Department of Labor guidelines for internships under the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

Post a micro-internship project

Non-profit organizations may submit 20-40 hour remote projects to the PlaidWorks Micro-internship Initiative. Alma College is offering students a PlaidWorks Grant up to $500 when they complete one of these short term (20-40 hour) professional projects, similar to that which could be completed by an intern or entry-level employee, and which can be completed entirely remotely. Learn more and submit a project proposal here.

For-profit entities are not eligible for PlaidWorks grants, but are invited to post paid micro-internship projects specifically for Alma College students at Parker Dewey.

Recruit at a job fair
Fall Semester

More than a traditional job fair, our Career EXPLO is a cross between a job fair and networking event, providing upperclassmen with exposure to entry-level jobs and internships while allowing underclassmen to explore potential career paths. We welcome a combination of alumni, employers, and graduate programs to meet with our students during this event.  

Register for Career EXPLO 

Winter Semester

Our Summer Job and Internship Fair takes place in January and connects employers with students looking for summer opportunities and entry level employment. 

Registration for the Summer Job and Internship Fair Coming soon

Other Job Fairs

Additionally, Alma College students attend Job Pursuit alongside their classmates from Michigan’s other private colleges. The event takes place each spring in Lansing, Michigan. Combined with other recruiting efforts, participating in Job Pursuit would give you access to an amazing pool of potential talent!

Register for Job Pursuit (external link)

Recruit on-campus

We welcome recruiters and will work with you to develop a personalized schedule that meets the needs of both you and our students. Your day may include:

  • An open informational session
  • Individual meetings or interviews (pre-screened by our staff or selected by you)
  • An information table in our dining commons
  • In-class presentations (at faculty request)

Please contact the Career and Personal Development team at careers@alma.edu for more information. We look forward to working with you!

Host a Job Shadow

Take a Scot “on the spot” by providing a job shadowing experience! Job shadowing allows students to explore career interests, experience a day-in-the-life of a specific occupation and culture within an organization, and launch meaningful relationships that can support them as they search for internships and employment opportunities. Scots on the Spot job shadow sponsors will be connected with motivated students seeking to explore their field. 

Alma Venture Program

The Alma Venture program provides students with up to $2,500 to offset certain costs associated with an eligible internship, research or clinical experience. The program allows students to put what they are learning in the classroom to work in a meaningful way and advance their academic or career goals.

Students typically use this award to help offset their expenses such as room, board, and transportation. Venture support is not available for work for a relative or work based in a private home. The grant is not intended to replace a wage for a position that would otherwise be offered as a paid internship.

For additional information on Venture-eligible internships, see this information sheet for host-site supervisors or contact Carla Jensen at jensencr@alma.edu.

Career Development at Alma College adheres to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Principles for Professional Practice.