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Andy DiFranco, '17

Andy DiFranco, '17Andrew 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."

Makenzie Frederickson, '18

Makenzie Frederickson '18Makenzie Frederickson, '18, is and Accounting - C.P.A. emphasis and Spanish double major. She is a member of the Honors program, a tour guide, first-year experience mentor, co-leader of Cru, and an accounting tutor. She is also a part of the Albion women's lacrosse team. In 2015, she was awarded an Ernst and Young scholarship as an accounting major in the Economics and Management department.

Makenzie will be completing an audit internship with Ernst and Young during the summer of 2017. Upon graduation, Makenzie plans to pass the CPA exam and work in the field of public accounting.

"I love Albion because of all the opportunities it provides. The relationships you are able to build with professors are irreplaceable. The classes I have taken have not only grown my knowledge of accounting, but they have made me a well-rounded person."

Carl Pressprich, '14

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My interest in engineering started when…

I was a little boy. I was always putting together, breaking apart, and fixing things around me out of curiosity to learn how the world works.

My Albion education has given me…

The tools I need to think analytically about engineering problems. This allows me to direct my curiosity towards making a difference in the way people interact with things, each other, and their environment.

On transferring to the University of Michigan

The preparation I received at Albion is more than adequate to meet the rigors of the University of Michigan, allowing me to dive right into the engineering curriculum. The breadth of knowledge, experiences, and skills I received at Albion will be a huge asset moving forward as a young professional.

My internship experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
allowed me to...

Contribute to a project focused on wireless data transfer security, which has a real impact on the modern world. This experience gave me a great opportunity to branch out, gain work experience, meet people, and do exciting things. Because of Albion, I was able to do all of this and still earn credit towards my dual degree.

Theresa Henscie , '16

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Theresa is an Accounting major with a C.P.A Emphasis and a Business & Organizations minor. She is a member of the varsity Cross Country and
Track & Field teams, an Accounting tutor, and a volunteer for the Economics and Management department’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Outside of Albion, Theresa is a member of the United States Marine Corps Reserve. She has been serving for four years and currently holds the rank of a Corporal.

Theresa interned with Ernst & Young at their Detroit office in the Assurance department. Through this experience, she learned how the foundation she built
at Albion will propel her to success. She accepted a full time position with Ernst & Young and will start July 2016.

“The professors at Albion in the business department cannot be matched. I came to Albion with a business direction and found where I belonged because of my dedicated professors and their challenging courses. Success is earned, never given, and through persistence, dedication, and discipline anyone has a chance
to reach their goals.”

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