Paxton Mueller, '15
Majors: Economics, Management and Mathematics
Internships: Performance Improvement Intern -
EY Advisory Services (Summer 2014)
Current Job: Performance Improvement Consultant -
EY Advisory Services
In a nutshell, what do you do?
This coming fall I will be starting a full time position at EY as a data analytics consultant in the National Advisory Services group. As a part of the Performance Improvement group, I will have the opportunity to work with clients in a variety of industries to address problems and then design and implement solutions. Identifying problems and potential solutions relies heavily on analysis of past data so that we can ensure our solutions will be useful to the client.
Why do you love what you do?
I enjoyed my internship with EY because it gave me the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people. Working in a team environment gives me more opportunities to learn more and improve as a consultant. I also enjoy EY because the projects are challenging and require problem solving.
How did Albion help get you to where you want to be?
Albion gave me the education and experiences necessary to be successful at EY and anywhere else life takes me. My background in mathematics and economics helped me to develop strong problem solving skills and taught me how to work effectively under pressure. Albion also provided me with the connections that helped me to secure my internship and begin developing my professional network. Along with courses in my major, Albion also challenged me to take courses to fulfill the liberal arts requirements. These courses strengthened my performance in areas outside of my comfort zone and helped to enhance my writing and professional communication skills.
For me, Albion...
...provided the education and experiences that helped me discover the person that I want to become while pushing me to take the first steps towards becoming that person.
Trent Mikek, '15
Majors: Accounting, Business & Organizations
Internships: EY Assurance Intern and Thomson Reuters
Current Job: Begin working at EY in the Detroit Office
this upcoming September
In a nutshell, what do you do?
At my upcoming job with EY, similar to my internship I did with the same company last summer, I will work on auditing organizations’ financial statements. I instill confidence in capital markets by verifying the financial statements of organizations for compliance with accounting standards and looking for material mistakes. I enjoy it because I have the opportunity to work on a variety of different organizations in many different industries. Additionally, I have the chance to work on diverse teams and build working relationships with many people.
What did you like most about Albion?
I enjoyed many different things about Albion, but for me the small feel was the best. I covet the great relationships I have built with my professors and enjoy knowing many of the students I see on campus. I have made close friends from many different walks of life and look forward to continuing these relationships after graduation. The professional and social organizations I have been a part of have allowed me to foster these great relationships.
How did Albion help you get where you want to be?
Albion has given me the opportunities, as well as all the resources necessary to begin my professional career, and more importantly feel prepared. Through internships and career development skills they have set me up for success. More importantly, I have done this while having a great time the past four years while developing not only professionally, but personally as well.
Paul Stewart, '16
Paul is an Economics and Management major with an emphasis in Accounting and a minor in Business and Organizations. On his first visit to campus, Paul took a liking to the small class sizes and the programs offered in the economics and management department.
In the hopes of working in public accounting, Paul participated in a summer leadership program the summer of 2014, and was offered an internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Currently serving as General Manager for Albion College’s own WLBN Radio, Paul has restarted the radio station and built several connections between Albion's station and other college stations. In January of this year Paul became an Federal Communications Commission (F.C.C.) licensed amateur radio operator and now serves his community as a storm spotter for the National Weather Service and emergency communications responder for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (A.R.E.S.).
Elena Luce, '17
Elena is an Accounting CPA emphasis major with a Business and Organizations minor. She had a finance internship with Dow Corning in Midland where she worked on an internal control project. Last year, she was awarded two accounting scholarships, the Robert Hetler Scholarship and the Ernst and Young Scholarship. In addition, she also was a recipient of the Morley Fraser Scholarship and a P250 Scholarship.
“Albion is the best example of ‘big things come in small packages.’ I am truly grateful for having spent my best years at Albion College, and I have made amazing relationships and connections along the way. You will get out exactly what you put in, and I couldn’t express my thanks enough to those who have helped me in my college career.”
Elena is involved in multiple different groups and organizations; Gerstacker Institute, Honors Program, Student Ambassadors, Softball, Delta Sigma Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, FYE Mentor, Accounting Tutor, and Tour Guide. She also enjoys volunteering at the local elementary school and as a referee for the Special
Olympics tournament. After graduating in May, she hopes to start her career in
Grand Rapids, MI, as a Certified Public Accountant.
“Albion is my home away from home.”