Briton Career Connections
Briton Career Connections
Share your Career Experiences and Guide Current Students on their Paths
Location: Kellogg Center, 2nd Floor
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
What is Briton Career Connections? Briton Career Connections is a great opportunity for alumni and parents to have personal conversations with students about their professional fields in a fair-style format. Attendees will be expected to talk about their career paths and offer suggestions for aspiring young professionals. This is also an ideal time to provide students with information on internships and jobs at your place of work or within your network.
Who Should Participate? Anyone who would like to provide current students with information on their career path, company/organization or industry. Current professionals, current graduate students, and retired professionals all have very important information to communicate to students.
What is the Format of the Event? You can choose to attend as an individual or represent your company. Participants will be provided table space that encourages networking with students and other alumni. The atmosphere will be a blend of a college career fair and networking event.
What Will/Should I Do at the Event? As students visit your table it will be helpful if you can:
- Recruit for jobs and internships with your company/institution
- Provide them with information about your career path
- Advise students about pursuing careers similar to yours
- Discuss past experiences and what has provided a strong sense of meaning during your career
- Discuss graduate program options and your experience
- Communicate pointers about trends in applicable career fields
- Provide advice regarding students’ networking/elevator speeches
Questions? Please contact Troy Kase, Director of the Career and Internship Center at
Sign-Up Deadline: Friday, September 19, 2014
Albion College's professional writing major in the English Department prepares you for a variety of writing-related careers (journalism, editing, public relations, marketing, grant writing, etc.).
Like all our majors, this one includes plenty of literary reading and study. The added emphasis on writing classes means that you will also learn
- to analyze a wide variety of rhetorical situations.
- to develop persuasively argued large professional writing projects such as grants, proposals, reports, and studies.
- to use a variety of media (video, audio, graphic) to support and convey written arguments and reporting.
English Major with Professional Writing Emphasis
9 units from English, including 203, 208:
- 203: Advanced Expository Writing
- 208: Professional Writing
1 unit from 206, 207, 223:
- 206: Writing in Place
- 207: Multimedia Journalism
- 223: Introduction to Writing Creative Nonfiction
2 units from 306, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, Communication Studies 306, Communication Studies 365; two English courses that satisfy the textual analysis mode requirement:
- 306: Magazine Writing
- 308: Advanced Multimedia Journalism
- 309/310: Multimedia Editing I (1/2, 1)
- 311/312: Multimedia Editing II (1/2, 1)
- 313/314: Magazine Editing
- CS 306: Public Relations
- CS 365: Media Theory
- ENGL (MTA)
- ENGL (MTA)
2 additional English literature courses, at least one at the 300 level or above:
- Literature (300 level or above)
Finance is a professional business major designed to prepare you for a career in various disciplines of finance. Finance consists of managing money, whether for individuals, institutions, organizations or other areas. Majoring in finance will lead you to learn about how money works, and about financial instruments, stocks, bonds and the markets. This information will then allow you to determine important information and advice for institutions regarding the management of their finances. An understanding of financial concepts and practices along with the knowledge of the instruments and participants in financial markets is essential to sound decision-making.
Building a Foundation for a Career in Finance
Albion’s courses in finance provide an excellent foundation for those interested in financial planning, commercial banking, and investment banking, and for national certification examinations including the National Association of Securities Dealers Series 7 stockbroker’s license exam and the Chartered Financial Analyst exams. Our finance curriculum includes relevant aspects of economic theory that deepen student’s understanding of financial markets and financial management. Students often take additional course work in accounting and math to enhance their preparation for a career in finance.
Many of our majors find jobs in finance departments of firms, investment banks, consulting firms, commercial banks, credit unions, mutual funds, and other kinds of financial institutions; or in government or some kind of charitable organization.
Students manage an investment portfolio, buying and selling real stocks. Profits are used to fund a scholarship for E&M majors. Investment Club members take an annual trip to Chicago to meet Albion alumni working in finance.
Music is one of the oldest disciplines in the liberal arts, and thus represents one of the traditional fields of knowledge. Integration with other disciplines is represented well within the department, for music brings people in contact with great literature such as drama and poetry, with dance, with historical and sociological trends, and with religious and philosophical ideas.
One of the most important contributions provided by the Music Department is the opportunity for self-expression, either individually or with others. The stimulation and enjoyment derived from music springs from study, self-examination and criticism, discipline, knowledge of other disciplines that bear upon musical interpretation, and a desire to achieve excellence. These are liberating, civilizing, sensitizing influences upon humanity in any age and in any place; they help prepare students for rich and rewarding lives.
The philosophy and mission of Albion College are reflected in four primary goals of the Music Department:
- To be an artistic presence on the campus and to share the rich heritage of great music with students, faculty and community;
- To expose students to and involve them with the creative process through music, to heighten students' sensitivity to themselves and others, and to introduce them to a broad range of significant music;
- To develop an understanding of music, impart knowledge of music and increase musical skills by means of courses offered within the framework of the liberal arts;
- To provide courses and curricula for music majors so they may have the necessary foundation for graduate study, teaching, performing, or other career-oriented goals.
The Music Department offers courses for a broad range of students—from those who aspire to a musical career to those who wish to develop their avocational interests in music. Membership in all performing ensembles and opportunities for private music lessons are open to all students regardless of major. Albion has an excellent library of books, musical scores, recordings and stereo listening equipment—all available for student use. Albion College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
The Music Department offers three music curricula:
- music major
- music major with performance emphasis
- music major with music education emphasis
These programs are listed below with an explanation of the purpose and the requirements for each.
Returning and new students, we're glad to see you! Psychological Science has a lot to offer, and we hope that you will explore our courses and consider how we can help you discover and reach your dreams.
Our students are active! Over ths summer Psychological Science students engaged in research examining
- sleep, nutrition, and athletic performance,
- health anxiety, and
- learning in earthworms
Sound interesting to you? You can do it, too! Contact a Psychology professor whose research interests you and talk about getting involved!
If you want to know more about the department, scan our web pages, or come to our meeting for new majors; watch for a notice about the meeting here and posted around Olin in the near future.
Professor and Chair
Printmaking and Book Art
M.F.A. Michigan State University, 1978
Office: Bobbitt Visual Arts Center
- Suzie Pumpkin
- Mindy K
- Pru Dee
- The Resnet Queen
- Julie Cieszkowski
- Erika Comment
- Lisa Keef
- Michael Parka
- Matthew Miller
- Sarah Turner
- Lisa Vacca
ACM: Chicago Program
ACM Chicago Program
Subjects: The ACM Chicago Program engages students academically, professionally, and personally with the city of Chicago. The primary areas of emphasis in the program are Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Studies – students have the opportunity to explore one of these topics in depth, or participate in classwork and projects across these disciplines. The program offers an innovative mix of academic work, including an internship, independent study project, common core course about the city of Chicago, and a variety of seminars focused on the arts and creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, and urban studies and social justice. Students are able to explore the vital issues facing cities and the people who live and work in them, while digging deeper to relate these issues to their personal lives, education, and career aspirations.
The program is offered in both the fall and spring semester, and students earn a full semester worth of academic credit.
Prerequisities: 2.7 GPA, junior-level standing and demonstrated maturity.
Length: Fall or Spring Semester
Credit: 4.00 Albion units (16 semester hours). 1.0 unit internship, 1.0 unit core course, 1.0 units seminar course, 1.0 unit independent study project.
Housing: Students live with other Chicago Program participants in furnished, shared apartments in various neighborhoods throughout the city of Chicago. While locations may vary each semester, apartments are located close to public transportation and a variety of amenities. The neighborhoods where students live are an integral part of the program, as students get involved with local community organizations and examine neighborhood issues as part of their classes.
Cost: Students pay Albion College tuition, plus the ACM program fee (which covers housing, field trips, some instructional materials, and a local transportation pass for the semester).
Costs Not Covered by Albion: Meals, travel to and from Chicago, materials and supplies, cultural events/entertainment, and miscellaneous personal expenses. For more information, go to the ACM Chicago Program cost page
Laurel Draudt, Robinson 106A,
Patrick McLean, Robinson 201B,
Comments: The ACM Chicago Program is open to students of any major. While the internship component of the program is important, the Chicago Program offers a balanced curriculum of two classes focused on Chicago, an independent study project (ISP), and the internship. The ISP gives students the chance to pursue a topic that relates to their personal and/or academic interests during the semester, and can take many forms, depending on the project. For examples of recent projects, see this resource page. The Chicago Program has a long history dating back to 1969, with over 5,000 alumni of the program.
Emily Gaul (
11 E. Adams Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60603
Coordinator, Gerald R. Ford Institute
B.A., 2008, Albion College
for Leadership in Public Policy and Service
Office: 201 Robinson Hall
Amy Everhart, ’08, graduated from Albion College with a major in English Secondary Education, minor in Political Science Secondary Education, and a concentration in Public Policy and Service through the Ford Institute. A student of the Honors Institute, she conducted research, wrote, and presented a thesis entitled “Educators’ Roles in Child Abuse Intervention.” Upon graduating in December of 2008 after the completion of student teaching, she joined AmeriCorps*VISTA. At the Boys &Girls Club of Corvallis (Corvallis, OR) for 1.5 years – the first year as a full-time VISTA volunteer and the remainder as a staff member – she contributed to marketing, public relations, and resource development efforts. She has since worked at Linn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR) and most recently as Licensure and Placement Specialist for the Oregon State University College of Education.
Research Grants 2012-2013
Identifying Michigan's Native Projectile Points
Anthony Marchello (Adviser: Dr. Chase)
Narratives on "House" and "Sleep"
Soe Yu Nwe (Adviser: Prof. McCauley)
Quantitative Investigation of an a-Synuclein-Proteasome Interaction: A Model For Parkinson's Disease In Drosophila Melanogaster
Ethan Brock (Adviser: Dr. Saville)
A Drosophila Model For Characterization of Mumps Viral/Host Interactions
Adam Ronk (Adviser: Dr. Saville)
Quantitative Investigation of an a-Synuclein-Proteasome Interaction: A Model for Parkinson's Disease in Drosophila Melanogaster
Luke Salbert (Adviser: Dr. Saville)
Toward the Synthesis of Ethyl-3-oxo-4-(2,3,4,5,6-pentadeuterophenyl) butanoate
Chelsea Copi (Adviser: Dr. Harris)
Palladium Nanoparticles on Carbon Microspheres as a Catalyst for Hydrogenation Reactions
Michael Dix (Adviser: Dr. Metz)
Does Changing the Substituents on Vanadium Complexes Impact Their Toxicity Toward Cancer Cells?
Hayley Gerber (Adviser: Dr. McCaffrey)
Manipulation of Palladium Nanoparticles Tethered to Graphitic Carbon
Christopher Kruppe (Adviser: Dr. Metz)
Trifluoromethylation of Duff Formylated Bromo Substituted Phenols
Mitchell Pender (Adviser: Dr. McCaffrey)
Room Temperature Shaped Palladium Nanoparticle Synthesis on Carbon Supports
Stephanie Sanders (Adviser: Dr. Metz)
Isolation and Evaluation of Biologically Active Chemotherapeutic Compound, Polophyllotoxin from Juniperus Scopulorum Post Essential Oil Extraction
Krysta Schroeder (Adviser: Dr. French)
Isolation of Podophyllotoxim from Juniperus Scopulorum Post Essential Oil Extraction"
Krysta Schroeder (Adviser: Dr. French)
Catalytic Hydrogenation of Alkenes Using Palladium Nanoparticles (PdNP's)
Joseph Thomas (Adviser: Dr. Harris)
Preparation and Use of PdNP Catalysts For Hydrogenation of Organic Compounds
Joseph Thomas (Adviser: Dr. Harris)
The Taylor Reaction: Mn Mediated Homocoupling of Organoboranes
Robert Wells-Schmidt (Adviser: Dr. Harris)
The Use and Meaning of Emoticons in Text Messaging Among College-Aged Students
Alicia Rigoni (Adviser: Mr. Boyan)
Michelle Burke (Adviser: Dr. Rose)
The Effects of Client Feedback on Therapeutic Outcome
Alice Coyne (Adviser: Dr. Keyes)
The Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy
Amanda Douglas (Adviser: Mr. Hill)
Philosophies, Methods, and Success Rates of Anorixia Nervosa Treatment
Kate Pickworth (Adviser, Dr. Keyes)
Linear Versus Non-Linear Text: Effect of Pedagogical Aids on Text Comprehension
Anne Sutherland (Adviser: Dr. Carlson)
The Impact of Teaching Students About the Research on Gay and Lesbian Parenting
Jessica Weiler (Adviser: Dr. Elischberger)
Graduation Audit Forms 2013-2014
All documents below are in PDF format.