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Zander Tu, '14
Zander Tu, '14, participated in the Summer Program for Undergraduate Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He contributed to a Pediatric Research Department project that may eventually lead to a treatment for hemangioma tumors in infants.


Institute for Healthcare Professions

Criteria for Graduating as a Member in
Good Standing

In order to graduate as a member in good standing of the Institute for Healthcare Professions, you must complete the following requirements:

  • HCI 101, Introduction to Healthcare (first year)
  • HCI 201, Issues in Healthcare (second year)
  • Documented Experiential Learning Project (DELP, minimum of 40 hours)
  • Evidence of community service (10 hours per semester)
  • Cumulative GPA = 3.0

If you did not take HCI 101 during your first year at Albion, you must complete two 40-hour documented experiential learning projects or one 80-hour project.

Criteria for Graduating with Distinction

In addition to the above requirements, you must also meet additional criteria.

  • Actively participate in Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), the Health Preprofessional Honor Society, or other Institute Initiatives.
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 and a science GPA of 3.2.

Documented Experiential Learning Project (DELP)

To satisfy this Institute requirement, your 40-hour DELP must take place in a healthcare setting. This project can involve any one of the following:

  • Job shadowing
  • Practicum/internship
  • Volunteering
  • Research on a healthcare topic

Please note there will be additional requirements for students who are doing a practicum/internship for academic credit.

Learn more about the DELP

Documented Experiential Learning Project

Nicole Schnabel, '16
Nicole Schnabel, '16, observed surgeons in the operating room during a summer 2013 internship at the University Hospital of Mannheim, Germany.

To satisfy this requirement in the Institute for Healthcare Professions, your 40-hour DELP must take place in a healthcare setting. This project can involve any one of the following: (1) job shadowing, (2) practicum/internship, (3) volunteering, or (4) research on healthcare topic. Please note there will be additional requirements for students who are doing a practicum/internship for academic credit.

Directions for DELP

If you are completing your DELP this summer, you must submit field notes documenting your experiences. Below is a description of field notes.

  • Special instructions for your first field note
    • Describe the setting in which you are doing the project.
    • Identify the person who will supervise and confirm your hours.
    • Include supervisor's email address and phone number.
    • Include your phone number.
    • Send first field note ASAP after starting project.
  • Write a field note for each day and save in an electronic file as a Word document.
  • Include the date and number of hours worked at the top of each field note.
  • Submit the electronic file to at the end of your project.

General Guidelines for DELP

As soon as possible after leaving your experiential learning site for the day, you should find time to reflect upon and discuss your work experiences. Remember timely documentation is essential for any healthcare professional, and you need to develop the ability to describe your experiences promptly, carefully, and concisely.

Do not simply list the events of the day but, instead, discuss the highlights of the day: successes, failures, challenges, questions, ethical dilemmas, etc. If you want to discuss your interactions with or observations of a client/patient, staff, or volunteer/intern, use a pseudonym when referring to that person. Do not provide any protected healthcare information about the individual. Be sure to observe any additional rules and regulations mandated by the setting in which you are working.

Finally, at the end of your project, please ask you supervisor to email or send a note verifying the hours you spent working on this project. If your supervisor wants to send a note, provide him or her with a stamped envelope addressed to:

Institute for Healthcare Professions
Albion College
611 E. Porter St., KC 4678
Albion, MI 49224

Please feel free to contact the Institute for any questions, problems, or concerns about your DELP.

Potential Career Paths

Walking along the Seine in Paris. (Photo: John Perney)
Walking along the Seine in Paris. (Photo: John Perney)


The FACC Scholarship Program

The French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Chapter, believes that college and university students in business studies and French language studies provide the foundation for the future growth of French-American business relations.

The purpose of the FACC scholarship program is to assist college and university students in Michigan who study business or business related courses and French language studies and who plan to combine French and business in their future career plans. Their scholarships range from $1,500 and up, based on merit, need, and the career goals of the student. Read more about the FACC scholarship program.

“What can I do with a French degree? Teach?”

This is what often comes to mind when thinking about how useful learning French is for your career.  

At Albion College some of our majors have gone on to be teachers in high school, at the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills for example, or at the university level, such as at Minnesota State University. But most of our majors and minors have done other things. And they are wide-ranging: Some majors, after studying French, have worked at a Club Med, at a youth hostel, and went on to law school to study equine law.

Most of our majors and minors combine the study of language and culture with other fields they have worked in, and have pursured career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Fulbright in teaching in Rwanda
  • Small business owner (bakery, online clothing store)
  • Women’s shelter
  • Teaching Assistant Program in France, sponsored by the French government
  • Teaching English (in Japan, Korea, France)
  • French tutor and physical therapist
  • Travel agent
  • French Consumer Service for Proctor and Gamble
  • US Immigration Services
  • Au pair (France, Luxembourg)
  • International recruiter in college admissions
  • Internship at Office of UN Political Affairs of the Bureau of International Organizations
  • Health and Government Sector Assistant at the DAI in Washington, D.C.
  • Texas Campaign for the Environment
  • Law School (equestrian, international, corporate, government)
  • Peace Corps
  • Web design
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Event and festival planning
  • Staff of French company
  • United States Department of State
  • Comptroller
  • Minister
  • Grad School:
    • French (Notre Dame, Cincinnati, CUNY, Louisiana State, Wisconsin, Emory, Michigan State, Bowling Green)
    • Communications at the American University in Paris
    • Sustainable Agriculture and Local Food Hubs at Michigan State University
    • Intercultural Communications program at American University
    • International Development at Monterrey Institute
    • Anthropology of Food at The Ohio State University
    • Social Work at University of Michigan
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Journalism
  • Musician
  • City planner
  • U.S. Senate staffer
  • Library science
  • Accounting
  • Airline reservations
  • Sales

Do you have questions about studying French and potential career paths? Please contact us!

High School Honor Band

Friday, February 23, 2018

The High School Honor Band provides talented student musicians with the opportunity to rehearse and perform some of the best in wind band literature (both new and old) within a traditional symphonic band setting comprised of other high school students from across the state of Michigan.

Apply Now

The High School Honor Band takes place on Friday, February 23, 2018 on the campus of Albion College. It begins at 8:00 a.m. with registration/check-in and light breakfast and concludes after our 7:00 p.m. evening concert. Conducted by Director of Bands, Samuel McIlhagga, the band will meet for two major rehearsals and perform in concert that same evening with the Albion College Symphonic Band.

Program to be selected from the following:

  • Whirlwind - Jodie Blackshaw
  • Awakenings - Kimberly Archer
  • Hambone - Libby Larsen
  • Blessed are They - arr. Barbara Beuhlman
  • ...and then the Universe exploded - Olivia Kieffer

How to Apply

With the event being only one day, we plan to select participants and assign/mail all parts ahead of time to allow students time to practice. The group is open to all high school woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians through:

  1. A submitted application, and
  2. Their director's recomendation. (Directors will be notified via email when a student from their school has applied)

Deadline for application and audition materials is Friday, December 15, 2017.

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