Career Services at Aquinas College

Contact Career Services

Hours    
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Contact Information
Location: Mother Victor Flannery Hall >Campus Map (pdf)
 
Mailing Address:
Aquinas College
Advantage Center
1700 Fulton St. E. 
Grand Rapids, MI 49506-1799
 
Phone: (616) 632-2126
Fax: (616) 732-4435
E-mail: careerservices@aquinas.edu
 
Professional Staff/Career Counselors
Annmarie Post, MM
Associate Director 
Phone: (616) 632-2904
E-mail: postann@aquinas.edu
Annmarie Post is the Associate Director of Career Services and is the Placement Coordinator. She teaches a Career Development class designed for Seniors and also advises both students and alumni on resumes, cover letter writing, job search strategies, interviewing skills, and other areas related to career exploration and development. Ann also works with individual employers and a number of college consortiums, to develop recruitment strategies and to help broaden the scope of employment opportunities for Aquinas students.
Before coming to Aquinas in 1999, Ann worked for 28 years at Saint Mary's Health Service as Volunteer Coordinator and Switchboard supervisor. In this role, she facilitated various hospital wide projects and served on a variety of committees.
Ann currently serves on the Advisory Board of St. Ann’s Home. She previously served as President of the Michigan Association of Colleges and Employers (Mi-ACE). She served on the consolidation committee to merge Mi-ACE with MC-ICE ( Michigan Council for Internship and Cooperative Education to form a new organization Michigan Career Educator and Employer Alliance ( MCEEA). Ann is still involved with MCEEA as the Private College Representative. Ann earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Grand Valley State University and holds a Master of Management from Aquinas College.
 
Linda Keway, Ed.D.
Linda Keway Co-Curricular Coordinator 
Phone: (616) 632-2910 
E-mail: lsk004@aquinas.edu
Linda Keway, Ed.D.,  is the Co-Curricular Coordinator. Linda will be teaching CD 200, a Career Development Course required for freshmen and sophomores.  She will also be providing career counseling along with training and support for staff and adjunct faculty.
Linda earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan, a Master’s degree in Special Education from Eastern Michigan University, and completed a Master’s program in Guidance and Counseling from Michigan State University.  In addition, she earned a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University. 
Prior to coming to Aquinas, Linda worked for the public schools as a teacher, counselor, and curriculum consultant and in higher education (admissions/affirmative action). She also worked for the education association as a professional development/human rights consultant and UniServ Director. 

Brigid Avery '01
Associate Director of Career Services/Internship Director
brigid.avery@aquinas.edu
Brigid hails from the East Side of Michigan but fell in love with Grand Rapids while attending Aquinas College. A psychology major and studio art minor, Brigid completed internships with the Aquinas Admissions Office and participated in the Chicago Semester, teaching art classes at St. Agatha and shadowing an art therapist at a group home for boys. After graduating, she worked in Admissions, recruiting future Saints from Detroit and Grand Rapids public schools. The lifelong learning bug, a dislike of Michigan winters, and love of a fellow AQ alum and Marine led her to pursue a Masters Degree in Higher Education Leadership at the University of San Diego. She finished her time in sunny southern California as the Development Officer for the High Tech High Foundation, supporting a group of revolutionary charter schools that served a diverse student population. The Pure Michigan commercials worked, however, and she and husband Jeremy Chesla '01 came back home to Michigan, and Aquinas, when she accepted the position of Alumni Director. After serving for 9 years, Brigid transitioned to the student side of the "house" and now serves as the Associate Director of Career Services and Internship Director. She lives across the street from Aquinas (she can see inside Albertus from her front porch) with her two boys, Emmett and Leo, and firefighting husband. She enjoys travel, travel planning, and working out.