Most high school students wouldn’t raise their hands and answer “insurance” when asked what industry do they want to work. But maybe they should. An insurance career is not only challenging and rewarding, it’s also in-demand and offers higher than average wages. High school students have started to recognize the opportunity. Charlotte High School (CHS) students will now be able to take that first step toward a career in the growing insurance industry by taking an insurance course while earning free college credits, thanks to a new partnership between Olivet College and Charlotte Public... Read more
Happy New Year! As the Olivet College community enters 2017 with the fresh start of a new semester, we are reminded of the potential that comes with each and every new beginning. For instance, these highlights from 2016 reflect the achievements and growth students, staff and faculty at Olivet have experienced in just one year.
Members of the Olivet College Black Student Union (BSU) hosted a water drive in Jan. 2016 for the city of Flint which was facing a major water crisis due to lead... Read more
Olivet College is proud to present Cultivating Women Leaders: Embracing Our Inner Strength, an annual event designed to inspire and equip young women to embrace their inner strength and realize their potential as responsible leaders. The event comes as part of the Presidential Women’s Leadership Initiative, chaired by Presidential Spouse Traci Corey.
“I believe the best way to create a better future for our young women is to present them with meaningful opportunities to learn and grow in a way that encourages... Read more
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Olivet College President Steven M. Corey, Ph.D., addressed the 2016 presidential election. Learn more about the Olivet College mission and vision here.
Members of the Olivet College Community:
We’re now one week past the national election and it has allowed time for reflection on what transpired and why as we consider what may be in store for the future. There is no escaping the fact that this has been a highly divisive election where discourse has often been more about personal attacks, insults, and power through fear than a debate of... Read more
One Campus Visit Can Give You All the Answers
Emily Cooper has big plans ahead of her, and she’s getting there by way of Olivet College. Emily, from Flint, transferred to Olivet after attending an out-of-state college for two semesters. After moving in for her sophomore year, she quickly realized that she wasn’t where she was meant to be and moved back home. A year later, Emily accompanied her sister, a high school senior exploring college options, on a visit to Olivet and fell in love. Now, Emily is a double major in environmental science and biology with a... Read more
Three influential members of the Olivet College community are being honored for their contributions and success at the annual Awards Celebration, one of the most exciting events during Homecoming Oct. 6-8. Join the Young Alumni, 1844 and Distinguished Alumni honorees Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cutler Event Center’s Hathaway Court for dinner and celebration. The Athletic Hall of Fame inductees will also be honored at the celebration. View a full list of Homecoming events here.
Melanie Engels ’08, Pharm.D., Young Alumni Award Honoree
Melanie Engels ’08, Pharm.D... Read more
Olivet College’s risk management and insurance (RMI) program has drawn national attention for its extensive course offerings, large number of students enrolled in the program and impressive 99 percent job placement rate for graduates. In fact, Business Insurance compared the top colleges serving the industry and ranked Olivet College the eleventh program in the nation. Currently, Olivet has around 140 undergraduate students enrolled in the RMI program, producing approximately 35 graduates per year.
In an industry where 40 percent of the workforce will reach retirement age... Read more
Olivet’s campus is going to get groovy with this years’ Homecoming theme: The Rockin’ 70s!
From Thursday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 9, let your Comet spirit shine bright. Check out a full list of events here and get excited for these event highlights:
1. Olivet Comets vs. Kalamazoo College Hornets – Squeeze into the bleachers, clap along with the band and cheer until you lose your voice for the Comet football team as they take on Kalamazoo College! Win or lose, rain or shine, Olivet has some of the most dedicated fans... Read more
The divine art and science of doing good – the belief Olivet College was founded on. To uphold that purpose, once a semester students gather to perform service to the Olivet community and beyond. This fall, Service Day will be Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Started in the mid-90s, Service Day has been a tradition of the college for about 20 years. Projects are organized by Carrie Jacob ’14, the college’s community service coordinator. Clubs, organizations and different groups around campus and the community have the ability or host or request projects for the big day, which often actually... Read more
For senior Blane Heisler, financial planning is more than just a college major that requires crunching numbers and learning about the stock market. It’s setting important goals, attempting to predict the future and providing clients with the financial security that allows them to live a worry-free lifestyle.
Blane learned the importance of financial planning when his grandmother passed away. Not only did his family have to carry the burden of mourning a loved one, they were saddled with the realization that the family was financially unprepared to handle this kind of loss. To... Read more