Centered on Community
Starting in Fall 2015, Albion College will annually offer four-year tuition, room, and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Read more
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One Word: Opportunity
- To complete two or more full-time professional internships while receiving college credit
- To develop a professional network
- To carry on a tradition of excellence in a close-knit community
- To grow, personally and professionally
- To develop a strong peer network of emerging business professionals
Gerstacker students have a wealth of opportunities to examine and understand their strengths, their values, their beliefs, and the careers that best fit their passions. The Institute has a rich tradition of producing graduates committed to making a difference in their workplaces and in their communities.
The program is a national leader in the ways that students are put into real-world situations in order to gain practical experience outside the classroom. To complement their liberal arts and business-related courses, Albion's Gerstacker students attend workshops, listen to and interact with various speakers, and participate in full-time internships.
The Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, Albion's business program, was founded in 1973 on the professional and personal paradigm that governed the life and career of former Dow Chemical Company (and Albion College) Chairman of the Board Carl A. Gerstacker. He believed that high ethical standards and a commitment to people were the key components in developing and sustaining a successful business.