Major: Economics and Management (emphasis in Accounting, Gerstacker concentration)
Internships: Product Support Intern, Thomson Reuters; Barn Management Intern, Nottawa Paint Horses, LLC
Activities: Equestrian Club, Western Equestrian Team, Tour Guide, Alpha Delta Lambda, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Mortar Board
Carreer: Tax Associate Plante Moran
Master of Accounting degree, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
I really enjoyed how personal my education was at Albion. My professors all knew me as a student and as a person, which was really beneficial as they helped me to create my résumé, search for internships, select courses and make decisions about my future. When I first came to visit Albion as a high school student, my tour guide told me Albion offered its students tons of great opportunities, and after graduating last year, I can say confidently that her statement is true.
Without the guidance of my professors, the wonderful ladies in the Gerstacker and Econ offices, and my advisor, Vicki Baker, I don’t know that I’d be on the path I am. When I came to Albion, I had no clue what I wanted to do, but Gaylord Smith inspired me to pursue accounting my very first semester at Albion. Later on in my college career, I got a little more inspiration from professor John Carlson, who teaches several tax courses at Albion. Aside from helping me to develop an interest in tax, he challenged me to pursue a Master's degree whenn I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do after Albion. With a little help from the Gerstacker staff, I was accepted itn the University of Michigan's Master's of Accounting program at the Ross School of Business for the Fall or 2013. Following my graduation from U of M in May 2014, I completed the CPA. In August I started at Plante Moran's Ann Arbor office as a Tax Associate.
… was one of the best choices I have ever made. I’ve been able to pursue a promising career while also maintaining my passion for horses, and I have created friendships that will last a lifetime.