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You’re preparing for a great career.

We’re here to help.

We’re happy when you complete your program and earn a degree. But what we celebrate most is when you find employment.

Helping you get the job you want is the focus of everything we do at Baker College in the Career Services department, it’s our job to help unite employers with our students, recent graduates, and alumni. Through the relationships we develop, we help you find the job you want, whether it’s part-time, temporary, or full-time.

While you’re in school
Career Services will help you find internships, externships, and co-op work experience to complement your studies and provide valuable preparation for your career.

After you graduate
The Career Services professionals at Baker work with you to help you find employment in the field of your choice. We can help you develop an employment strategy; coach you on cover letters, resumes, and interviews; and help you make contacts who can help in your job search.

At any time in the future, you can take advantage of our Lifetime Employment Assistance. It’s free and available forever to all Baker graduates.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • Can I take classes without a high school diploma or GED?
    If you haven't earned a diploma or a GED certificate, you may be able to take classes at Baker College. We will ask you to take placement tests to ensure you have the foundation of knowledge you need to successully complete college-level studies. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about our placement testing and admissions policy. Note: This does not apply to online students; for Baker Online, a diploma or GED certificate is required.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?

    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?

    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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During my second semester, I had a job offer, and by the third, I was employed in two different agencies.

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Career Services

You’re preparing for a great career.

We’re here to help.

We’re happy when you complete your program and earn a degree. But what we celebrate most is when you find employment.

Helping you get the job you want is the focus of everything we do at Baker College in the Career Services department, it’s our job to help unite employers with our students, recent graduates, and alumni. Through the relationships we develop, we help you find the job you want, whether it’s part-time, temporary, or full-time.

While you’re in school
Career Services will help you find internships, externships, and co-op work experience to complement your studies and provide valuable preparation for your career.

After you graduate
The Career Services professionals at Baker work with you to help you find employment in the field of your choice. We can help you develop an employment strategy; coach you on cover letters, resumes, and interviews; and help you make contacts who can help in your job search.

At any time in the future, you can take advantage of our Lifetime Employment Assistance. It’s free and available forever to all Baker graduates.

Student and Graduate Information

Student and Graduate Information

Everything we do at Baker is focused on helping you get the career you want. Our programs are in fields where there’s strong demand, particularly within your local area. Each program we offer has an Advisory Board made up of actual employers, who work with us to develop and continuously update our curricula to ensure that what you learn is in sync with today’s real-world needs. So when you graduate, you’re ready to take on the challenges of your first job, without additional training.

Real-world opportunities

While you’re in school, Career Services can help you:

  • Find internships, externships, and clinical work experience to complement your studies.
  • Make contacts in your chosen field.
  • Develop an employment strategy.
  • Connect you with job opportunities through Handshake.

After graduation

When your classes are completed and graduation is over, we’ll continue working hard to help you find employment in the field of your choice. We can:

  • Connect you with job opportunities through Handshake.
  • Provide resumé assistance.
  • Help you prepare for Interviews, including mock interviews.
  • Provide referrals.
  • Direct you to reliable Internet resources.
  • Annual career/job fairs.

Lifetime Employment Assistance, free and forever

Baker College provides our graduates with Lifetime Employment Assistance. At any point in time, if you need help finding a job, you can call on Career Services at your Baker campus. We will help with resume preparation, cover letters, referrals, resources, and more.

Online resources

Whether you are exploring multiple majors or searching for information about your chosen field, the What Can I Do With This Major? website will help you connect your major to a future career.

Graduation Application

Graduation Application

All students who anticipate successful completion of their program course requirements for a degree or certificate must complete the Graduation Application one quarter prior to their graduation date in order to officially graduate.

You can fill out the Graduation Application online.

Career / Jobs Fairs

Career / Jobs Fairs

Career and Job Fairs give you a chance to network, explore job openings, and talk with representatives from many different companies and organizations.

Tips to help you make the most of Career and Job Fairs

  • Take time to prepare in advance. Make a list of the companies you want to visit and prioritize it.
  • Research each company you plan to visit.
  • Prepare a list of questions you want to ask.
  • Think about questions employers may ask you, and how you would respond.
  • Take some time to develop and practice a short introduction of yourself that includes your skills, experience, and career goals.
  • When you go to the career/job fair, bring copies of your resume. Be sure to get contact information from the people you speak with so that you can follow up.

If you’d like more information about our Career and Job Fairs, contact Career Services on your campus.

Work Experience

Work Experience

At Baker College, work experience is part of your curriculum, providing you with real-world experience directly related to your academic major. Through work experience, you have the opportunity to apply classroom theory to actual work situations, so that upon graduation you’ll be prepared to meet the demands of the workplace, without additional training.

Through these work experience programs, employers have an opportunity to identify and select students with the specific abilities and talents that meet their organization’s needs.

Handshake

Handshake

Baker College has partnered with Handshake! Handshake helps students and alumni explore and find amazing job and internship opportunities. Connect with great companies. Learn about your career options. Win at life.

Handshake is where all types of employers put their greatest opportunities. It’s where you can chat with companies, explore new careers, and figure out the best fit for you.

Don’t know what you want to do yet?
That’s okay explore Handshake and utilize the Career Services Department, together we can help you figure it out!

Know exactly what you want?
Handshake has the highest quality job opportunities!

Accessing Handshake is easy!

  • Current Student Login Steps for Handshake
  • Click here https://baker.joinhandshake.com/login
  • Click on Baker College Student Login
  • Login in, you can now access Handshake
  • Note: new graduates and alumni with a baker.edu email address and UIN can follow the steps above

Alumni Create an Account and Login Steps for Handshake (You do not have a baker.edu email address and UIN)

Create an Account Steps:

Login Steps:

FAQ's

  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • Can I take classes without a high school diploma or GED?
    If you haven't earned a diploma or a GED certificate, you may be able to take classes at Baker College. We will ask you to take placement tests to ensure you have the foundation of knowledge you need to successully complete college-level studies. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about our placement testing and admissions policy. Note: This does not apply to online students; for Baker Online, a diploma or GED certificate is required.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?

    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?

    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:
    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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