- In a nutshell, what do you do?
- higi is a health and wellness platform focused on getting consumers to take small but meaningful steps to create lasting health habits. Our company has health stations located in pharmacies across the United States where people can check their health vitals for free. In my position, I set up the advertising on the stations and work with brands to make sure their messaging is conveyed appropriately from our platform. I also run social media for the company.
- What are you working on right now?
- Currently, we’re working on creating a strategy for higi’s social media platforms, advertising and Challenges.
- Why do you love what you do?
- I love working in the health and wellness field because every day I feel as though I am one step closer to helping others lead a healthier and happier life. I also love working for a caring and constantly growing company like higi. It’s refreshing to be working on a team the truly wants to help others and will do whatever they have to in order to make that happen.
- How did Albion help you get there?
- Albion helped me create the skills I needed to communicate well with others and work effectively on teams. If it weren’t for my education at Albion College, I absolutely wouldn’t be where I am today.
- For me, Albion ...
- ... will always be my home. It's there that I truly learned who I was and what I wanted to do in life. I wouldn't change my experience there for the world.
Take It Further: Communication Studies; Anthropology and Sociology
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Amy Menken Nobile
From intern to instant success.
- Albion allows you to find out who you are and where you’re supposed to be.
Amy always knew she wanted to create.
As a high school student, Amy gravitated toward anything to do with creativity. She wrote as often as she could, but she never really felt like she was coming into her own. She was looking for new experiences and a chance to break out, and when she heard about Albion’s New York Arts Program, she knew exactly where she was going to go to college.
At Albion, she found her creative outlet.
As soon as Amy stepped on campus, she felt like she was finally where she belonged. In her public speaking and creative writing classes, she learned the value of creativity—her original thoughts were always encouraged, appreciated, and celebrated. Through the New York Arts Program, she interned with The Late Show with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live. Thanks to these experiences, she was convinced that she could successfully express her creativity in a writing career.
And now, she’s sharing her story with the world.
Along with her friend and writing partner Trisha Ashworth, Amy is the author of I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids, I’d Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper, and Dirty Little Secrets from Otherwise Perfect Moms, and she has two more books in the works. In addition, two of her books are currently being developed into television shows. Together, she and Trisha have appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, Today, and Rachael Ray. It’s a path that began at Albion, and it’s taking Amy places she never imagined.
Take It Further: Visit Amy's blog; Communication Studies Department, English
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From top law student to passionate entrepreneur.
- Albion helped me find myself and my purpose, and I became a leader in the process.
In high school, Moose was focused.
Moose, who moved to the U.S. from Beirut at a young age, knew good grades were his only ticket to college. He studied hard, maintained a high GPA, and was looking for a school where he could receive a good education and also play football at a competitive level. It took just one visit to Albion to convince him he’d found the right place.
At Albion, he found room to grow.
As an economics and management major with plans to continue to law school, Moose found Albion to be the perfect stepping-stone between high school and the real world. Both nurturing and challenging, Albion gave him exposure to many different experiences and an open path to explore each of them. But it was in a business ethics course that he first discovered his entrepreneurial spirit.
Today, he's helping people navigate through the mortgage crisis.
After graduating from Columbia University’s Law School, Moose founded LoanMod.com, a foreclosure-prevention firm. He attributes much of his success to the impressive collection of peers, mentors, and advocates he’s found in the Albion alumni network. Case in point: when Forbes magazine wanted to profile Moose, he knew exactly who to call—former Newsweek editor-in-chief and Albion grad Rick Smith, '68, who told him everything he needed to know about giving a great interview.
Take It Further: Moose featured on PBS; Economics and Management, Gerstacker Institute
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From multisport athlete to corporate CEO.
- I was drawn to Albion for sports, but it was the liberal arts education that made all the difference.
In high school, he was an athlete.
At Farmington High School, Doug’s life revolved around his football, basketball, baseball, and track teams. But it was off the field, in his math classes, where he discovered his aptitude for numbers. And when he graduated, he looked for a college where he could follow these athletic and academic pursuits. At Albion, he saw an opportunity to excel.
At Albion, he found his purpose.
At a time when computer programming was just becoming a popular career choice, Doug studied computer science. But it was in a microeconomics class—taken as part of his core liberal arts studies—that he saw how his math skills could have real-world value, as well as incredible financial rewards.
And today, his career is soaring.
An airline industry leader for more than two decades, Doug recently became chief executive officer of American Airlines Group, the world's largest carrier following the merger of American and US Airways. At Albion, he gained a fundamental understanding of how economies work, and he chose an industry where his business management studies could be put to good use. He relies on this background every day as he continues to shape the future of commercial aviation.
Take It Further: Profile on Doug in Io Triumphe! magazine; Doug interviewed on NPR; Doug featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer; Economics and Management, Gerstacker Institute
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