Paul is an Economics and Management major with an emphasis in Accounting and a minor in Business and Organizations. On his first visit to campus, Paul took a liking to the small class sizes and the programs offered in the economics and management department.
In the hopes of working in public accounting, Paul participated in a summer leadership program the summer of 2014, and was offered an internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Currently serving as General Manager for Albion College’s own WLBN Radio, Paul has restarted the radio station and built several connections between Albion's station and other college stations. In January of this year Paul became an Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) licensed amateur radio operator and now serves his community as a storm spotter for the National Weather Service and emergency communications responder for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (A.R.E.S.).
Katie is a double major in Finance and Actuarial Mathematics. She is a tutor in the Quantative Skills Center for math.
Katie has an internship this summer at North Pointe Capital, a portfolio management company in Troy, Michigan.
She is working with alumni John Pearce on a predictive modeling project. Katie plays in both the British Eighth Marching Band and the Albion College Symphonic Band.
Randy is an accounting-C.P.A. emphasis major with two minors in Business & Organizations and French Language. He is a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity and was recently appointed President of I-Space. Randy started a new business called, "Webmisters LLC", a website creation and computer repair firm and has a deep passion for business development. He worked in the summer for the Information Technology department on campus.
“There are countless opportunities for growth here at Albion College. You have the campus faculty and administrators standing beside you ready to aid you on your endeavors.”
Randy is also member of the Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management and hopes to one day own his own private equity investment firm. His future plans are to earn his MBA after gaining experience in the accounting field.
My interest in engineering started when…
I was in high school. I was interested in math and physics, and my family suggested that I give engineering a try. Once I started the Pre-Engineering Program at Albion, I really liked it and found the work to be satisfying.
The professors at Albion are great at…
Expanding the horizon of engineering, math and physics in their classes. They did this by not just talking about theoretical situations, but practical situations too. Because of the small class sizes, I was able to get to know my professors and ask a lot of questions.
On transferring to the University of Michigan - Dearborn
I'm extremely happy with how well Albion prepared me for engineering school. While part of the program at Albion, I took more upper level math and physics classes than was required because these subjects were interesting and fun. Once I transferred to the University of Michigan, everyone started asking me for help in their calculus and physics classes. I made the Dean's list both semesters of my first year there.
My role as an intern at DENSO International America, Inc. involves...
Working in the Engine Management Systems and Components Group 6. We develop and sell different types of sensors found in an engine, with the ultimate goal of getting our sensors purchased by companies like GM, Ford and Chrysler. I'm also working on benchmarking, which involves comparing our sensors to those made by our competitors in order to determine our strengths and weaknesses. I get to tear apart the sensors and figure out how they work, so it's very hands-on and the process is really exciting. It's fun to discover something new everyday.
My Albion experience was invaluable because...
I learned how to be more than just an electrical engineer. I learned how to be an engineer that communicates well with others and who isn't afraid to do something because it seems too difficult. I learned this by being president of the canoe club, captain of the swim team, and community service chairman of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. These positions gave me skills that are essential to being a good engineer. If it wasn't for Albion, I don't know where I would be.