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Emily McLaughlin

In a nutshell, what do you do?
I work within the Industrials Equity Research team, providing coverage of machinery stocks for investors (hedge funds, mutual funds, etc.). On a daily basis, our team builds and updates financial models, writes research reports, communicates ideas to investors, and tries to find differentiated methods to most accurately analyze and forecast our stocks under coverage.
Why do you love what you do?
I love what I do because the job and responsibilities are constantly evolving. One day I may be traveling for conferences or analyst events, the next day I may be poring over financial models into the wee hours if a company reported earnings. I have the opportunity to talk to so many different people, including high-level company executives, industry professionals and clients. It’s always exciting and never a dull moment in this world.
How did Albion help you get there?
Albion gave me a very important thing—an enthusiastic alumni network. Leveraging this network, I accepted a two-month internship at NorthPointe Capital where I worked and learned under many fantastic and incredibly intelligent people who passed along my résumé and kind words of recommendation to my first boss in New York City, where I spent over two years. This connection was crucial given that many in this industry attended Harvard, Yale, Wharton and other Ivy League institutions, giving them an instant advantage on paper. Beyond this, I spoke with several alumni who gave me interviewing tips, put in a good word with their respective firms, and were in general just eager to help out a fellow Brit. Having so many great alumni in your court to vouch for you, utilize their connections on your behalf, and give you advice is really an invaluable thing.

In addition, during my four years, Albion gave me access to exceptionally smart professors whom I will always appreciate for helping me realize my love for economics and finance—and giving me the tools I needed to succeed.
For me, Albion...
...was the best four years of my life.
Anything else you’d like to add?
The E&M department is truly remarkable. I admire this group of people for their passion, intelligence and willingness to help students during their four years and even as they continue the journey in their professional careers. If finance is a career you plan to enter, do not underestimate the importance of rigorous coursework. Advanced accounting does matter, statistics does matter, and learn Excel like your life depends on it.

Take It Further: Economics and Management, Psychological Science

Heather Waldron

In a nutshell, what do you do?
I work in the Market Risk department which looks at Goldman's exposure to daily swings in the market. Within that department, I sit specifically in an infrastructure role that helps to streamline daily reporting.
Why do you love what you do?
After the 2008 economic crisis, a lot of emphasis has been put on risk management. It is nice to know that the work I am doing, is important to the company as a whole. I also love the big picture type of problem solving that I had the chance to work on to improve the efficiency of daily tasks.
How did Albion help you get there?
Albion gave me a lot of extracurricular opportunities along with a strong academic background.I think that was very important in teaching me time management, prioritization, and overall "project juggling." With such a small school, I have also had several chances to practice my communication skills including public speaking, interacting with groups, and writing.
For me, Albion…
…was a wonderful balance of academics and extracurriculars that have made me a well-rounded and educated student ready to enter the workforce. Getting involved is the best way to experience Albion.
Anything else you'd like to add?
Go Brits!

Take It Further: Economics and Management, Gerstacker Institute, Communication Studies, Wall Street Summer: Waldron, '14, Interns with Goldman Sachs

Four More Stock Seat Riders Qualify for Regional Championships (November 11, 2012)

The Albion College stock seat team rounded out a successful fall semester by competing in another doubleheader show hosted by Grand Valley State University on November 11. The team came home with Reserve Champion titles for both of the shows and four more Albion riders qualified for Regionals!

Teams from eight different colleges and universities met up to compete for the day. Leading the competition, Morgan Carey (Hemlock/Saint Charles Community), Lindsey Memering (White Lake/Milford), Elle Root (Alpena/Alpena), and Megan McNeil (Onondaga/Jackson Christian) won first places in all of their respective classes. Second-year student Lauren Bareiss (Rochester Hills/Rochester Adams) won a first place in Intermediate II, while team co-captain Hannah Pankratz (Bad Axe/Bad Axe) captured a win in the Advanced division. Chelsea Weiss (Manchester/Chelsea) also claimed first place in Novice in the afternoon show.

Adding to the growing list of Albion Stock Seat riders that are qualified for the IHSA Regional Championships are Carey, Pankratz, Bareiss, and senior Chelsea Utt (Harbor Springs/Petoskey), who pointed out of the Reining division at this show.

Four More Stock Seat Riders Qualify for Regional Championships

November 11, 2012

The Albion College stock seat team rounded out a successful fall semester by competing in another doubleheader show hosted by Grand Valley State University on November 11. The team came home with Reserve Champion titles for both of the shows and four more Albion riders qualified for Regionals!

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