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In the words of our alumni…
Chris Andrus ’02
Mitten Brewing Company
Grand Rapids, MI
“This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.”
You need a variety of skills to succeed in business. New industries are emerging, current jobs are evolving and flexibility is essential. The Business Administration major provides you with the tools and practical experience to develop the analytical, communication and creative problem-solving skills that employers are seeking.
Build your résumé
By guiding you toward the right internships for your individual interests, we help you clarify your career path and demonstrate to potential employers that you are prepared to jump right in as an effective team member.
Local internships offer students an opportunity to engage with the larger Alma community. Frequent internship sites include Greater Gratiot Development, Mid-Michigan Medical Center, and area accountants, lawyers and small businesses.
Spread your wings!
Students may also complete internships in other areas of the country. Recent opportunities include marketing at Unilever, supply chain management at Walmart, governmental audits with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, D.C. and fashion merchandising at the Stated Showroom.
Where would you like to go?
“I feel as if I was pushed to my fullest potential and still have a lot more to develop from the skills that I acquired here at Alma … the setup of the college and the campus culture is so small and close-knit that relationships really catapult your success.”
“The most impactful part of the conference was the ability to network and develop relationships with professionals from around the globe.” —Shane Henry.
“Our students qualified to compete in 11 events at nationals, and our students placed in the top 10 in all 11 events.” — Tina Rolling.
Business faculty attending the MBAA International Conference honor Alma’s Elizabeth Cameron with a “distinguished research paper” award.
Alma students capture 12 awards at the state competition in categories ranging from business to computer science.