Faculty & Staff


Student success depends on it. We’re here to partner with you to give your students the onramp they need to reach their academic and career aspirations.

Success Tips

  • Engage Alumni: Seeing is believing. Bring back successful alums to speak with your students about their career journey.
  • Integrate Experiences into the Classroom: Consider how a site visit, internship, or service-learning opportunity could strengthen student learning and professional development.
  • Real-World Exposure: When employers visit campus, join them for lunch or attend class-to-career professional development seminars.
  • Sharpen Skills: Be clear with students about the skills they develop in college. Give tangible examples, so they can then articulate these skills to employers.
  • Know the Outcomes for Majors: Career Services has plenty of data to share. Better yet, partner with us on data gathering and encourage your graduating seniors to complete our First Destination Survey.

 Before You Cancel, Call Us

The Advantage Center Team can create a special presentation catered to your curriculum, such research opportunities in science or internships for sustainability majors. Last minute cancellations will be accommodated based on availability. Fill out the request form. Visit the Faculty FAQ page for more information on internships.

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Featured Articles

Alumni Spotlight – Kathryn Steel

Meet one of our Aquinas College alumni, Kathryn Steel!

About the Alum

Kathryn was a Business Communications with a concentration in Marketing. She was extremely involved in student activities serving as a vocationer, global ambassador, orientation leader, and member of …

By Dana Hebreard
Dana Hebreard Director, Advantage Center and Career Services
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Alumni Spotlight – Elizabeth Calcaterra

Meet one of our Aquinas College alumni, Elizabeth Calcaterra!

About the Alum

Elizabeth graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Community Leadership, Spanish Language and Culture, and Developmental Psychology. Elizabeth was a member of the Insignis Honors Program and is …

By Dana Hebreard
Dana Hebreard Director, Advantage Center and Career Services
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Aquinas College Fall Break – Cultural Education Trip to Northern Michigan

Twenty Aquinas students along with AQ Advantage Center facilitators Dana Hebreard, Brigid Avery and Linda Keway as well as Father Bob embarked on a cultural learning trip to Northern Michigan October 21-24th. They visited the homeland of the Little Traverse …

By Dana Hebreard
Dana Hebreard Director, Advantage Center and Career Services
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Are You a Bad Emailer? Best Practices for Written Communication

I don’t think it’s an overstatement to say that email is the lynchpin of modern business. It’s one of our primary modes of communication and, in many roles, is largely what the phrase “excellent written communications skills” is referring to …

By Kaitlin McManus - Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence: What Excites and Worries Us

Elon Musk recently predicted that in five years AI will become more intelligent than its human creators. He explains that it could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons if poorly regulated. On the other hand, Tesla, Musk’s autonomous vehicle manufacturing …

By Sakshi Gupta - Springboard
Bridging the world's skills gap through affordable, high-quality, online education.
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Featured Jobs + Employers

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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

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