A quick peek inside summer school with Denny

Hello from Gerstacker Summer School!

So far, Gerstacker summer school has been an absolute blast! The work load is really heavy (considering we’re cramming a semester’s worth of work into 7 short weeks), but it’s not just the class work that has kept us so busy. There have been certain days tailored to “doing business internationally”, a “professional business day”, and we all were able to take a bus to Comerica Park to watch the Tigers dominate the Twins last week. With all of the events Gerstacker has planned for us, we’ve been moving nonstop since day 1, and the schedule for the rest of the summer is no different.

This week, we have “mock” interviews scheduled with dozens of companies from around the state. Next week, we have arranged a three-day trip to Chicago, and the following week we are volunteering during Albion’s Grandparent’s College. The time has absolutely flown by, and it’s hard to believe we are over halfway
done with the summer semester.

The most rewarding part of the summer has certainly been the time I’ve spent with my Gerstacker classmates and getting to know them on a whole new level. Before this summer, we were really all just a group of familiar faces that took the same classes; but now, after spending all day, every day together, we have formed significant friendships that make the summer so much more enjoyable.

Before starting in the middle of May, we were told by upperclassman Gerstacker students that summer school would be the best part of our Gerstacker experience. Now, being halfway through the semester, I certainly understand why they would say this. I know that my summer school experience is certainly going to be one of my fondest memories of my time at Albion College, and I cannot wait to find out what the rest of the summer has in store.

Cheers,
Denny O’Dowd

Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management
Albion Class of 2013

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