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, FLIK Hospitality, Mazzone Catering, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites of Downtown Albany, The Melting Pot, Aramark, Primal: Your Local Butcher, Bountiful Bread, Gatherer’s Granola
  • Child Care and After School Care: Albany JCC, St. Peter’s Mercy Care, YMCA, Living Resources After School Program, South End Children’s Cafe, St. Margaret’s Center, St. Vincent’s Preschool, A Child’s Place at Unity House, EcoKids
  • Clerical/Office: Office of the Albany County District Attorney, Pine Hills Library, Liberteks, Habitat Restore, Special Olympics, Pioneer Bank, SEFCU, CAP COM, Best Pass, NYS office of Senate Services, Living Resources, Integra Optics
  • 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, Price Chopper/Market 32, Hannaford Supermarket, The Honest Weight Food Co-Op, FYE, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Wicked Smart Apparel, Plato’s Closet, Zombie Planet, Pet Supplies Plus
  • Animal Care: Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, Just Cats, Grrreen Dog Pet Grooming, Dutch Manor Stables, Dog’s Retreat, Central Veterinary Hospital
  • Entertainment/Media: The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Madison Theater, Videos for Change, EBA Dance Studio, Capitol Repertoire, Hot 99.1, Equal Vision: MerchNow
  • Elder Care: Teresian House, The Eddy at St. Peter’s, St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Bright Horizons at the Beltrone Living Center, Our Lady of Mercy Life Center
  • Manufacturing: Environment One Corporation, Camelot Print and Copy Center, Regional Food Bank, Inova
  • Automotive: Hoffman Car wash, Ford Orange Motor/DePaula Ford, Paintworx Collision Center
  • Athletics: The College of St. Rose Athletic Department, SUNY Albany Athletic Department
  • Miscellaneous: Jean Paul Spa & Salon, Albany International Airport