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.”
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.).