First Year

Career preparation starts during the first year at Aquinas College. Meet early with a career coach and your faculty advisor to help gain a clear direction of your goals as well as aid in choosing majors, minors, courses, potential study away and internship opportunities.  You may find a listing of on-campus jobs or schedule individual appointments on Handshake.

Discover your strengths.

When you know more, you can do more. Need inspiration on how to leverage your strengths? Take CD 100 (Career and Self Awareness), a one-credit course that helps you identify your skills, interests, abilities, goals, and values as they relate to careers. With this information, you can then explore fields related to the discipline of interest to determine if they’re a good fit. You’ll also tackle how to write a resume and cover letter, as well as learn top interviewing tips and techniques. This course is required for graduation and typically taken the first or second year.

Festive & Frugal: A Holiday Blog Special

It can be difficult to decorate or celebrate the holidays once you’re in college. Being away from home without a lot of extra spending money can cause stress during what should be a joyful time. Positivity and relaxation, especially with …

By Annabella Bressler
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Attend the Career Fair!

Attend The Career Fair!

Job fairs can be intimidating, and can seem as if they are only directed to seniors (or juniors who are really on top of it).  Oh you are so wrong! While these huge halls filled with booths …

By Annabella Bressler
Annabella Bressler
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How to maximize your job search and get hired fast

When applying for jobs, everyone wants to get hired quickly. Unfortunately, the process of job searching can take a long time and be absolutely exhausting, and if you’re in a position where you need to find something as quickly as …

By Sean Kelly - College Recruiter
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5 Reasons why qualified job applicants get rejected

When you apply for a job, there’s typically a lot of waiting around. You wait for a response, hope to get an interview, and after the interview you anxiously await news about whether you’ve been chosen for the position.

That …

By Shelby Konkel - College Recruiter
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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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How to Find a Job You Love: 3 Things to Do (and 4 to Avoid)

Knowing how to find a job is hard enough, let alone how to find a job you love. What are you passionate about? What are you good at? Who do you want to work with? What benefits are you looking …

By Zoe Kaplan - Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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Contact & Location

(616) 632-2126

Mother Victor Flannery Hall

Aquinas College
Advantage Center
1700 Fulton St. E.
Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1799

Career Service Hours

M 9:00am - 5:00pm
T 9:00am - 5:00pm
W 9:00am - 5:00pm
TH 9:00am - 5:00pm
F 9:00am - 5:00pm