Albion College Pledges Job Help to Future Grads

Albion College Pledges to Help Students Find a Career Path—and Stay On It 1

Fabrizio Costantini for The Chronicle

Doug Kellar (left), vice president for enrollment management at Albion, says the college's new career and advising program "makes it easier for me to communicate and tell the Albion story—that our graduates do get good jobs."

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Fabrizio Costantini for The Chronicle

Doug Kellar (left), vice president for enrollment management at Albion, says the college's new career and advising program "makes it easier for me to communicate and tell the Albion story—that our graduates do get good jobs."

In these days of recession-inspired innovation, more colleges are getting into the guarantee business. At Albion College, in Michigan, administrators recently decided that they must retool—and recast—the 175-year-old liberal-arts college for this era of economic uncertainty.

This spring the college unveiled the "Albion Advantage," a plan for helping all students develop career goals. It comes with a pledge: Albion will help graduates who struggle to fulfill those goals, by