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, evaluate potential career paths and prepare them 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, will provide students with the skills to get and maintain a job.

Career Fields and placements that our past students have explored through their internships:

  • Food service/prep – Albany Marriott, The Point Restaurant, Angelo’s 677 Prime
  • Child care and after school care – Albany JCC, Saint Peter’s Mercy Care, YMCA, Saint Peter’s Mercy Care
  • Clerical/office work – Office of the Albany County District Attorney, Pine Hills Library
  • Mail sorting and delivery – Albany Medical Center
  • Environmental Sciences – The College of Saint Rose
  • Retail – Evoke Style
  • Pet care – Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
  • Entertainment/media – The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Madison Theater, Videos for Change
  • Productions
  • Manufacturing – Environment One Corporation