Recent Economics and Management Alumni

Sumedha Makker, '11Sumedha Makker, '11

Sumedha completed the economics and management major with emphasis in accounting and the Gerstacker Institute concentration. She worked as a research assistant to E&M professor Vicki Baker and co-presented their results at a national conference in San Diego. Sumedha had an internship with Ernst & Young in auditing and with Dow Corning in corporate accounting. After graduation, she pursued her CPA license while working for Ernst & Young.


Ryan Arey, '11Ryan Arey, '11

Ryan, a management minor, notes, "Albion College helped me obtain two great internship placements." Her first internship involved event/wedding planning and marketing at a large hotel in Philadelphia, and the second, in Albion College's Institutional Advancement Office, focused on using social media to reach out to younger alumni. One year after graduating from Albion, Ryan obtained her master's degree in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania.


Sean Thornton, '10Sean Thornton, '10

Sean majored in economics and management and also participated in Albion's Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program. His senior honors thesis focused on the modern music industry. "I wrote, arranged, recorded, and marketed a musical album via the Internet, gaining a fan base that stretched over 12 countries." In the process, Sean learned about entrepreneurship, sales, and networking. He is now working as a global manager for HelmsBriscoe in the hospitality industry.


Albion College alumnus David Manger, '08David Manger, '08

David majored in economics and management and completed the Gerstacker Institute concentration. While an undergraduate, David served as a student representative on the Investment Committee of the Albion College Board of Trustees. After graduation, he worked as an equity analyst for Morningstar, providing research opinions on individual stocks. Now an analyst at AMI Investment Management, David is a Level III candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst Program.


Emily McLaughlin, '11Emily McLaughlin, '11

Emily majored in economics and management and psychology. Active with the Investment Club, she interned with NorthPointe Capital, a domestic-equity money management firm. After graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors, Emily now works as an associate analyst at the New York investment firm Stifel Nicolaus, where she provides research coverage of energy stocks. She is a Level II candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst Program.


Thomas Worden, '12Thomas Worden, '12

Thomas participated in 2012 Commencement and in December will complete his economics and management major with an emphasis in finance. He interned at Lawrence, Evans & Co., an investment bank. A participant in the Macroeconomics Club, he also was captain of Albion's Fed Challenge team that won the Midwest regional competition and advanced to the national finals in Washington, D.C., where the group presented to Federal Reserve economists.