Andrea Walles, '15

Andrea Walles, '15

For Andrea, an Albion education isn't just about taking classes. "It's about interacting with professors, getting involved with different organizations on campus that you're passionate about, and having the opportunity to take a leadership role in those organizations," she says.

Andrea put her hands to work and played an important role in revitalizing downtown Albion by working on the multimillion-dollar restoration of the Bohm Theatre. Summer classes at the College's Gerstacker Institute helped prepare her for the marketing and research work that she would take on during this internship, and for the next three years she will serve on the theatre's board of directors.

As a student who holds various leadership roles on campus, Andrea's Albion experience has given her the confidence required to perform under the pressures of the real world after graduation.

"You will meet some really great people who will do everything they can to help you figure out what you want to do with your life and how to do it," she says. "It is a great school for the student who wants to get involved and figure out their passion."

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