David Budka, '13

David Budka, Albion College Class of 2013Major: Economics and Management (emphasis in Accounting; winner, Outstanding Economics and Management Major Award)

Internships: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Dow Corning

Residence: Midland, Mich.

Career: Financial Analyst, Dow Corning

What did you like most about Albion College?

I enjoyed the significant amount of opportunities that Albion presented me with, such as events, speakers and networking opportunities. Meeting with alumni and firm representatives allowed me to grow within my major as well as an individual. I was active with the VITA program and the Accounting Society.

How did Albion help you get to where you want to be?

The greatest part about the Economics and Management Department, and by extension, Albion as well, is that nothing is handed to you. Everything that I have come to learn, and the successes I have had, are a product of the tools that Albion afforded me and my performance with those instruments.

For me, Albion ...

… was the best decision I could have made for myself. I wouldn’t trade a day anywhere for the experiences I’ve had and lessons I’ve learned from Albion’s faculty, staff and student population.

Anything else you’d like to add?

Make connections with alumni. They were once in your shoes and, more likely than not, have had the same exact or similar experiences as you. Plus, don’t hesitate to reach out; you never know what opportunities you might find.