Hometown: Novi, Mich.
Clubs: Alpha Xi Delta, Tour Guide, VITA, Honors Institute
Why I Chose Gerstacker: The faculty took a personal interest in my future and the program offered me connections with successful companies and helpful alumni.
Favorite Part of First Year: Making new friends and trying out different activities like powder puff football and racquetball.
Advice to Prospective Students: College is a very exciting time and can be a bit overwhelming. Just remember to study hard and stay focused.
Hometown: Rochester Hills, Mich.
Why I Chose Gerstacker: I chose Gerstacker because the internship program is an amazing opportunity. It is very important to get experience outside of the classroom.
What I'm Most Looking Forward to: I'm most looking forward to exploring my career options in the business world and meeting other students with similar interests.
Advice for Prospective Students: Your college choice is a very difficult decision. Choose the school that will give you the best opportunities and that will be the best in preparing you to achieve your future goals.
Hometown: Albion, Mich.
Campus Activities: Tour Guide, Delta Gamma Sorority, Sigma Alpha Iota–Professional Music Fraternity, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, AC Swim Team
Why I Chose Gerstacker: I joined Gerstacker for the amazing opportunities to not only explore my career options in the business world but also for the opportunity to explore how I function as a leader and how that can help me succeed to the best of my ability. The people in the Gerstacker Institute are committed to helping each and every student find the exact niche for them.
What I'm Most Looking Forward to: I am eager to begin a more in-depth study of my area of interest (marketing) through internships and higher-level classes. I'm also excited to build lifelong friendships and connections with my fellow classmates and professors.
Advice for Prospective Students: Be yourself and do what you love. If you feel Gerstacker is the thing for you, dive in head first and get involved. Put forth an effort in everything you do and you will gain so much more out of every experience.
Hometown: Washington, MI
Major/Minor/Institutes: Psychology/Political Science/Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
Campus Organizations: Student Senate, Albion Admissions Tour Guide and Management Team, Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Student Alumni Association, Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Pan-Hellenic Counsel, Mentoring Program with Harrington Elementary, International Honors Society in Psychology Psi Chi
Why I chose Ford: I joined the Ford Institute because I wanted to explore policy issues that are going on in today's society, learn how to analyze these topics, and build leadership experience that would benefit me for my future career as a politician.
Internship plans: I interned for the City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado in Miami Florida and for Miami-Dade School Board Member Raquel Regalado.
Post-graduation plans: Dual Program: Law School and Masters in Public Health
Favorite movie about my future career: To Kill a Mockingbird
Current issue/topic that is important to me: The current issue I am most passionate about is the health care reform policy. There are millions of Americans that need health care, but also there are many that take the system for granted. I believe there needs to be some sort of reform, but not to the extent of what is currently in place. Also, there are million of baby boomers that are going to be in need of care in the near future, but will have limited choices of who and when they can see a physician and what kind of treatment they can receive. This policy not only limits the choice of the baby boomer generation, but society as a whole. I believe it should be the patients' choice of what health care provider they should see.