My interest in engineering started when…
I was a little boy. I was always putting together, breaking apart, and fixing things around me out of curiosity to learn how the world works.
My Albion education has given me…
The tools I need to think analytically about engineering problems. This allows me to direct my curiosity towards making a difference in the way people interact with things, each other, and their environment.
On transferring to the University of Michigan
The preparation I received at Albion is more than adequate to meet the rigors of the University of Michigan, allowing me to dive right into the engineering curriculum. The breadth of knowledge, experiences, and skills I received at Albion will be a huge asset moving forward as a young professional.
My internship experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
allowed me to...
Contribute to a project focused on wireless data transfer security, which has a real impact on the modern world. This experience gave me a great opportunity to branch out, gain work experience, meet people, and do exciting things. Because of Albion, I was able to do all of this and still earn credit towards my dual degree.
Leah is a double major in accounting and business and organizations. In particular, she likes Albion’s small classes and the individual attention she gets from her professors. For example, one class did not fit her schedule and was able to enroll in a directed study with a professor. She appreciates that the E&M professors stay after their office hours and are accessible and willing to teach to a variety of learning styles.
Leah’s accounting courses helped her land two paid accounting internships: one with Rehmann in the Ann Arbor office, the other with Post, Smythe, Lutz and Ziel LLP, a small CPA firm in Plymouth, MI. As part of the E&M department’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program for two years, Leah has had the opportunity to work directly with clients in the Albion community.
Outside of the classroom, Leah has been a tour guide for the Admission office, is a current member of the Accounting Society, Best Buddies and is the Vice President of Community Service for Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity on campus.
“The E&M faculty and staff go out of their way to help me succeed.”
Paxton is a double major in Economics and Management and Mathematics. She is a math tutor through the Quantative Skills Center, president of Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society in economics, a member of Mortar Board, and an Albion College Fellow. She is interning at Ernst & Young in Advisory Services in Detroit.
Paxton has also enjoyed sports, actively playing two years of varsity volleyball. One of her favorite things about Albion College is that all of her professors know her name and are always looking to help her succeed.
Trent is an accounting-C.P.A. emphasis major. He has interned at Thomson Reuters in Ann Arbor and will be interning at Ernst & Young in Detroit this summer. He was awarded the Scott Cracraft Scholarship in accounting; he is a member of the Delta Sigma Phi business fraternity, and Sigma Nu fraternity.
“Albion is great because you know so many of the students and feel right at home but can always meet new people. Albion has given me the knowledge and experience I will use in my career in accounting and also in life.”
Trent was a tax preparer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and is a member of the Accounting Society. He has had lots of classes with the two accounting professors: John Bedient and John Carlson. Both have been extremely helpful and it is easy to stop by their offices for a chat and to catch up on Albion life.
“I love the atmosphere at Albion, both in and out of the classroom.”