Maggie Troost, '18
Maggie Troost, '18, is an Accounting major with a C.P.A emphasis and a Communication minor. She is a member of the Accounting Society, and an active volunteer for the Economics and Management Department's VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. In 2015, she was awarded through the accounting department an Ernst and Young Scholarship. She is also part of the women varsity soccer team, where the team has won the most community service hours' recognition, along with overall team spirit award. Maggie has individually received the MIAA Defensive player of the week in both 2014 and 2015.
Maggie interned with La-Z-Boy at the World Headquarters in Monroe, Michigan as a credit intern. This experience gave Maggie knowledge of different aspects of business from working over the phone with dealers to viewing financial trends. Currently in her junior year, she is seeking out another internship to gain further knowledge in the accounting field. After graduation, Maggie hopes to gain a career as a Certified Public Accountant.
"Being a student athlete at Albion College gives me so many opportunities that have help me expand both professionally and socially. The class small class sizes also make for a better learning environment to gain knowledge."
Ethan Sutton, '17
Ethan is a double major in Economics and Management and Mathematics. He recently served as President of Albion College’s Investment Club working with E&M Department Chair and Professor Dr. Jon Hooks to help manage the club’s portfolio of securities valued at over $20,000. He is the past President of Delta Sigma Phi social fraternity. Ethan is also an E&M Tutor and a Database Programing Intern for the Albion College IT department. The summer of 2015 he interned at Fifth Third Bank in their Mortgage Banking Division in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
“My favorite thing about Albion is the close relationships you can build with your professors. Working side by side with PhDs in their field has been an incredible learning experience for me and something my friends that go to larger public universities could never dream of. The professors here want to see you do well and if you are willing to put forth the effort they will help you grow as a student and person.”
Ethan will be spending summer 2016 interning in Detroit for Ernst & Young on its Technology Advisory team. The internship will expose him to the increasingly innovative technology that plays a massive role in today's business world. His coursework in business and mathematics along with some extra help from alumni helped him land the position at the Big Four accounting firm.
"I was competing against students from a lot of prestigious large universities like Brown, NYU and Michigan for the posititon, but Albion's coursework prepared me for the more technical aspects of the interview and internship, and the network of alumni gave me the extra edge in landing the internship offer. I'm very excited for this opportunity to put what I have learned to the test in a real-world business environment."
John Rogers, '15
Majors: Economics and Management
Internships: Quarton Partners Investment Bank, Stage 2 Innovations
Activities: Fed Challenge, AICPA
Current Job: Analyst at Urban Science
In a nutshell, what do you do?
I preform analyses on financial and marketing data to deliver actionable insights to clients in the automotive industry.
Why do you love what you do?
I love what I do because I have the opportunity to communicate complex topics to clients in a way that allows them to improve their business and serve their customers.
What did you like most about Albion?
Albion provides students with a chance to build close relationship with professors, resulting in amazing opportunities and friendships.
How did Albion help you get where you're at today?
Albion gave me the rich academic background and great professional experiences that I needed to land my current job.
For me, Albion...
...was a time of growth, both intellectually and socially. I met people that inspired and supported my growth, which has allowed me to become and achieve what I have.
Andy DiFranco, '17
Andrew DiFranco, '17 is an Accounting CPA emphasis major and a Business & Organizations minor. He is a member of the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management. In the winter of 2016, Andrew interned at Ernst & Young in the Assurance department where he was able to experience the real world of public accounting. He received and accepted a full time offer of employment from Ernst & Young after graduation in May of 2017.
"There truly is such a thing as an 'Albion Advantage'. Whether it be in the classroom, with alumni, or through all the connections you make along the way. This advantage was evident to me right away in my time at Albion when I became friends with many professors and have a close personal relationship with them. These relationships encourage mentor-ship, which can give students a professional connection, and where they can ask questions about school or seek career advice. While at my internship, I was able to see the power of Albion College alumni, and just how much they are willing to help current students. Also in my time at Albion, I have gained invaluable experiences in the classroom and beyond through the amazing network of Albion professionals that are here to help every student reach their goals. That is the true Albion Advantage."