Accounting Students Tackle Community Taxes Through VITA

Magie Troost and Andy DiFranco “When people come in to a tax situation, it’s stressful,” says Albion College junior Maggie Troost, who will spend some 80 hours this spring working with the College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. “I feel like we can show people they don’t have to be stressed out, because we can relax and not only talk about taxes.”

Lucas Harder, '18, Makes Waves as Investment Banking Intern

Neil Johnson, '98 (standing), with Lucas Harder, '18
"I certainly wasn't expecting to be given the level of responsibility I currently have as an intern," says Lucas Harder, '18, about his internship with Lawrence Evans & Co., a boutique investment bank in Columbus, Ohio. "This plunge into investment banking has forced me to both learn and grow quickly." The finance major with a Gerstacker Institute concentration (pictured at left with his supervisor, Neil Johnson, '98) was a Scholar All-American last year for the Albion swimming and diving team.

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McCord, '18, Gets His Kicks in Corporate Finance

Mitchell McCord, '18, at thyssenkrupp's Southfield, Mich., office during his summer 2016 internship.

Much like his career as a placekicker for the Albion College football team, Mitchell McCord, '18, jumped into corporate finance and accounting during his summer internship with Germany-based thyssenkrupp, which is also one of North America's leading plastics and materials distribution companies. "I came in the middle of budget season," said McCord, a finance major with a Gerstacker Institute concentration who worked out of thyssenkrupp's Southfield office. "There wasn't time to give me work that was not relevant."

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The Parts and the Whole: Brown, '18, Interns with AIS Construction

David Brown, 18
"As a parts intern with AIS Construction Equipment this summer, I have had the opportunity to operate many pieces of heavy equipment. Without question the John Deere 470G LC excavator is my favorite," says economics and management major David Brown, '18. "Standing at 40 feet tall and weighing in at 45 tons with a price tag of $400,000, it’s a beast. Most Fridays I'm out on the AIS New Hudson branch’s test site. It’s easy to say I have some fun doing my internship."

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