Pat McCombs, '11
Shanghai summer and a startup success
Major: International Studies
Minors: Spanish, Management (Gerstacker track)
Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management; men's varsity soccer; Sigma Chi fraternity; Student Entrepreneurial Ventures; First-Year Experience mentor; Smooth Transitions mentor; Harrington Elementary tutor; intramural basketball, soccer, racquetball, and softball
I did an entrepreneurial internship in Shanghai, China during the summer of 2010, personally guiding the launch of a new tourism company called 3 Dumplings Shanghai Cuisine Tours and assisting in the development of a young microbrewery called the Boxing Cat Brewery. Albion has taught me to value many things, such as developing and maintaining appreciation for different cultures and embracing an entrepreneurial spirit. This internship was one of many great Albion experiences that I will always cherish.