Samantha White, '20

Major: IDY-Mathematics and Economics
Minor: Management
Residence: Sterling Heights, Michigan
Career: Underwriting at United Wholesale Mortgage

In a nutshell, what do you do?

Underwrite loans. In general, assess the riskiness of a borrower and determine if they are eligible receive a mortgage.

Why do you love what you do?

It allows to me to help people get keys to their house. I'm still in training, but I can almost guarantee it is going to be extremely rewarding.

How did Albion help you get there?

Albion gave me the tools and resources to succeed and I'm learning how to apply them to my daily life. For example, certain things I learned in a classroom at Albion, I am actually doing in my career. In fact, I learned certain things that UWM doesn't even touch on! One example comes to mind. In one of my math classes, I learned how to calculate the purchase price of a loan. On one of my first days here at UWM, the trainer said something along the lines of, "I'm really good at math, but the equations to figure out the price of a loan is incredibly hard and if you know how, you should be a rocket scientist." It made me laugh.

For me, Albion…

…changed my life. Had it not been for the education I received from Albion and the support and expertise of the professors there, I would not be where I am today. I'm very thankful for what Albion has given me and all the opportunities that have come from Albion connections.