The AQ Advantage Center services as a guidepost for students, housing Career Services and Internships, and Student Research. The best way to schedule a meeting is to make an appointment online. Visit and if you are a first time user, use your Aquinas email. Click on Career Center – Appointments – Schedule a new appointment.


Discover Your Path to Joy, Meaning, and Purpose!

Create your free PathwayU account by clicking the icon.

  • Complete the 4 assessments (Interests, Values, Personality, and Workplace Preferences), which should take about 15-20 minutes.
  • Explore majors and career paths that align with your personalized results.
  • Connect to local and global job and internship opportunities that resonate with your passion.
  • Still have questions? Make an appointment to follow up on your results with a staff member from the Career Center.


An internship enables you to gain first-hand exposure of working in the real world.  If you are searching for an internship, or you have found one and want more information on how to receive credit,  make an appointment on Handshake. Click on Career Center, then Appointments, then Request a new appointment.

For details on how to request your internship for credit, the Internship Seminar, or a link to the supervisor handbook, click here.

Doing an internship? We’d love to feature you on our social media. Fill out this form to be considered for a student spotlight.

Visit Internships for the most up-to-date information.


Career and Self Awareness

Interested in enrolling in CD 100 (required for graduation)?  This one-credit course assists you in understanding how your personal strengths and values help with career goals to develop a balanced and values-affirming lifestyle. Check out the course descriptions.

Decision Making and Implementation

Launch your future with this essential one-credit, quad format course that focuses on life after Aquinas. Check out the course descriptions.

Adult Continuing Education

Considering Adult and Continuing Education? Enroll in CD 200 (Career and Life Planning), which is designed for returning adults who want a theoretical and practical study of the career planning process.

Student Research

It does a resume good. We recognize the importance of stimulating intellectual curiosity in all disciplines and seek to:

  • Extend the opportunity to participate in research/creative activities to all students.
  • Encourage and promote student-faculty collaboration across all disciplines.
  • Foster dissemination of this work.
  • Find resources for increased opportunities.

Visit Student Research for the most up-to-date information.

Nelson’s Bowtie

Do you have an interview, job shadow, first day of work, or any other event you need professional dress clothes? Nelson’s Bowtie, is a no cost student run store where AQ students can take professional clothing for any event! From our generous donations, this experience makes the clothes FREE for students to take and keep!

Visit us @ Flannery Hall or check out our Instagram @nelsonsbowtie as well as our website to see what we have in our inventory and make an appointment with us today!

Employer Involvement

If you would like to partner with Aquinas College, please contact Joe Fox for more information! He can be reached at


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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