Preparing for the Working World

Preparation for a career

College Experience seniors participate in two semester-long paid or unpaid internships. These internships assist students in learning specific job skills, evaluating potential career paths and preparing for competitive employment. The internship coordinator works closely with each student to find an internship in a career field of his/her choosing. Each student is provided with an appropriate level of support until he/she feels confident in completing the job. The cooperating business works collaboratively with the student and internship coordinator to ensure it is a mutually beneficial experience. Academic classes, such as Internship Seminar, provide students with the skills to get and maintain a job.

Career fields and placements that our program alumni have explored through their internships:
  • Food Service: Albany Marriott, The Point Restaurant, Angelo’s 677 Prime
  • Child Care and After School Care: Albany JCC, St. Peter’s Mercy Care, YMCA, Living Resources After School Program
  • Clerical/Office: Office of the Albany County District Attorney, Pine Hills Library, Liberteks, Habitat Restore, Special Olympics, Pioneer Bank
  • Mail Sorting and Delivery: Albany Medical Center, Capitol Messenger Service
  • Environmental Sciences: The College of Saint Rose
  • Retail: Evoke Style, Target, ShopRite, Barnes & Noble, Mary Jane Books, Broadway Bike Shop
  • Animal Care: Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Just Cats, Grrreen Dog Pet Grooming, Dutch Manor Stables
  • Entertainment/Media: The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Madison Theater, Videos for Change, EBA Dance Studio, Capitol Repertoire
  • Elder Care: Teresian House
  • Manufacturing: Environment One Corporation, Camelot Print and Copy Center