Alex Bowman is a junior majoring in Economics & Management from Jackson, Michigan.
Why did you pick Albion?
I picked Albion because it has an excellent academic reputation. Several of my high school classmates had connections with the campus. I also did not want to pick a large university and just be a small fish in a big pond.
What do you love about Albion?
Meeting one on one with my professors is one thing I truly love about Albion. As a freshman, I enjoyed having class at Wes Dick’s home where he treated us like family. I doubt that many students at other universities have had the same experience. You develop very close relationships with your respected professors and administrators at Albion College.
What are you involved in outside of the classroom?
Outside of the classroom I am the President of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, Alpha Tau Chapter. Greek life has opened many doors with all of the networking that encompasses Greek life. I also regularly volunteer at the American Legion Post #29 in my hometown of Jackson, MI. Everyone on this campus is involved in extracurricular activities from sports, Greek life, and other clubs.
I am not one hundred percent sure what I want to do when I graduate, however I am keeping my options open. With a double major in Economics & Management and History I have several routes I can choose. However, this summer I am interning at Automated Logistics Systems in Jackson, MI. Assuming that goes well, I may pursue a career in logistics and/or go to graduate school for Logistics or Supply Chain Management. Albion College really prepares its students for graduate level schooling if one wants to go that route. I have also seriously considered joining the Air Force or Navy Officer Candidate School. Public service and civil duty runs in my family, and I want to give back to others as opposed to filling my bank accounts. Overall, the main goal is to be happy and have a successful work life balance.
Why should someone pick Albion over another school?
A young man or woman should choose Albion over another school because Albion provides opportunities that are at the forefront of their fields. Without a doubt, some of my peers from this college will become doctors, lawyers, businessmen, or successful chemists. Albion College provides its students with a well-rounded and adaptable education that will ensure success in a continually progressing world.
-Kevin Markey ’13