In 2014, 100% of our Gerstacker Institute graduates had secured jobs or graduate school placement in the first nine months after graduation, 97% had placement within six months of graduation and 85% had placement within the first three months of graduation. Our students found opportunities with BusinessWeek's "Best Places to Launch a Career" -- Ernst & Young, Northwestern Mutual, and Teach for America.
Statistics for our 2015 graduates are not yet complete, but 65% had jobs, or were accepted into graduate school programs at the time of graduation. 70% had job offers at graduation, many which came directly from the internships which our students are required to hold.
Since the Fall of 2011, 123 organizations have hosted our students as interns. Most students graduate with two semesters of full-time professional experience through the internships. Students with one internship often study abroad for a semester.
Gerstacker students must maintain an overall GPA and a Gerstacker GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Our students graduate in four years.
Information and resources for current Gerstacker students are now available in the Institute's section of Albion College's course webs. Check there for upcoming events, program requirements, information and forms for internships, and more.
Following is a partial list of elective courses Gerstacker students may wish to consider. Please note that some of these have prerequisite requirements that are not listed here.
Economics & Management
311 Intermediate Accounting I
312 Intermediate Accounting II
331 Money and Banking
336 Marketing Principles and Decision-Making
341 Federal Income Taxation
344 Portfolio Theory
348 Financial Management
350 Business Law
355 Human Resource Management
368 Financial Markets
376 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
382 Strategic Management
383 Accounting Information Systems
384 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
385 Advanced Taxation
Anthropology & Sociology
375 Global Transformations
203 Small Group and Organizational Communication
205 Mass Communication
306 Public Relations
313 Intercultural Communication
341 Advanced Public Speaking
151 Survey of Computing
171 Introduction to Computer Science I
261 Computers, the User and Society
130 Introduction to International Studies
370 Building on International and Intercultural Experiences
326 Operations Research
Modern Languages and Cultures
105 Intercultural Understanding and Global Issues
French, Spanish, German, Japanese language and culture courses
107 Logic and Critical Reasoning
302 Leadership Ethics
216 Public Policy Analysis
236 Social Psychology
246 Industrial and Organizational Psychology