Kristen Beyer, '16
For Kristen Beyer, '16, Albion College is her home away from home. "The professors here are more than willing to help students with anything that they may need, from staying late for office hours, emailing back almost immediately and giving each student the hands-on experience they need to succeed. During my three years at Albion, I have been inspired by so many professors and will always be grateful for what they have done for me."
Kristen has had many hands-on opportunities throughout her time on campus. During the fall of her junior year, Kristen was given the chance to study abroad with the Boston University London Internship Program. Coming into college, she says she never thought that she would receive the opportunity to go abroad. While in London, she was given a rigorous course schedule based on her interests in advertising, marketing, and public relations while also completing a marketing and public relations internship. Her internship was for a start-up project and cost management company called Future54, located in Victoria. Here, Kristen applied her knowledge from both her course work at Albion College and the internship program to improve the Company's marketing and public relations strategies. Several of her suggestions are still used today by the company. "This hands-on experience gave me the opportunity to broaden my horizons and step out of my comfort zone. I came back from London a completely different person, and I have Albion College to thank for that", Kristen says.
On Albion's campus, Kristen is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority where she has served as both the Event Director and the Online Media Manager. She is also a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communications Honor Society. This summer, Kristen is getting more hands-on experience through her internship with Albion's Marketing Communications office, where she is learning more about the marketing field and putting her knowledge to work in a real-world environment.
"I'm thankful that I chose a Liberal Arts education because I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my future, and Albion College has allowed me to take various classes so that I can discover what I am truly passionate about". Kristen has now found her passion for the marketing field and is planning for her future. Currently, Kristen is on track to graduate December of 2016, and is applying to graduate schools, hoping to eventually receive her Master's Degree in International Marketing!
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Protecting of Minors on Campus
Albion College is dedicated to the welfare and safety of all Minors who visit the Albion College campus to participate in Albion College related programs. We are particularly interested in ensuring that staff, whether they be employees or volunteers, for youth oriented programs and activities are sufficiently screened and trained for the role of working with youth.
Employees and volunteers participating in such programs and activities:
- Shall not spend time alone, either on or off campus, with a Minor away from others. If one-on-one interaction is required, meet in open, well lit rooms or spaces with windows observable by other adults from the Program. It is expected that activities where minors are present will involve two or more authorized adults.
- Shall not engage in inappropriate conduct of any kind toward, or in the presence of, a Minor.
- Shall not strike, hit, administer corporal punishment to, or touch in an inappropriate or illegal manner any Minor.
- Shall not engage in the use or be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs during such programs or activities.
- Shall not be under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or legal drugs which may endanger Minors participating in the program or activity.
- Shall not view pornography in front of Minors or make pornography in any form available to Minors participating in programs and activities covered by this policy or assist them in any way in gaining access to pornography.
- Shall not develop inappropriate relationships with individual program participants under the age of 18.
- Shall be alert to the physical and emotional state of all children each time they report for an educational program. Any signs of injury relating to suspected child abuse should be reported to the appropriate authorities.
- Shall report as soon as possible, any suspected incident of sexual violence (see policy).
- Shall not tell children "this is just between the two of us" or use similar language that encourages Minors to keep secrets from their parent/guardians
Mandatory Training on the Prevention and Recognition of Child Abuse
Albion College utilizes a service provided by in2vate.com to provide online training. Please send an email to to request access to this resource.
Criminal Background Checks
Criminal background checks and Sex offender registry checks are required of each employee or volunteer, to be completed and affirmative confirmation is cleared to work prior to his or her interaction or participation in youth oriented programs and activities.
- Regular employees of the College and non-student volunteers must be cleared through a comprehensive background check process administered by the Human Resource Office. There are select circumstances where this standard background check may also be administered for student employees and volunteers.
- Student employees and student volunteers must be cleared through an I-CHAT background check and a sex offender registry check in the individual's home state and the state of Michigan. Complete and return ICHAT_Form.pdf to the Human Resources office in person, by email (scanned) or by fax to 517-629-0661.
Seasonal employees, including students who are not registered for student employment, working for summer camps will also need to complete appropriate employment forms:
Submit a Work Order
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