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  • Rachel Webb: Career-Bound with Confidence

    It doesn’t take a difficult equation to find the answer to a great college experience. Sophomore Rachel Webb has only just begun her fourth semester at Olivet College, but she already feels like her college experience has set her up for success. The accounting major from Sturgis is a member of the women’s golf team, […]

  • Junior Francesco Ruffini: Strength and Conditioning for the Body and Resume

    Junior Francesco Ruffini isn’t a typical college athlete. In fact, he’s gotten a jump-start on his coaching career during his time at OC. Francesco, an exercise science and sports psychology student, has an ultimate goal to become a strength and conditioning coach at a college or university in a Power Five conference. Thanks to the […]

  • Conserving the World Around Us: What one Student is Doing to Influence the Environment

    Senior Abigail Slater has completed three internships, spent countless hours in the classroom studying environmental science and biology, and traveled to Mexico for a guest semester at the Kino Bay Center, but she isn’t stopping there. This academic year, Slater is leading a research project to monitor birds in the Olivet area. With guidance from […]

  • Payton Leonard: A Life-Changing College Experience

    Sophomore Payton Leonard approached college with a major doubt: how could she have a relationship-based college experience that matched her high school experience? The answer was Olivet College. “My hometown, Fife Lake, is very small and it is for that reason that I felt most comfortable on Olivet’s campus,” Payton said. “It gave me the […]

  • A Passion for History: The Archive Avengers

    Katie Priest is a senior majoring in studio art and visual arts with a dual discipline in pre-art therapy. She is a member of the Art Alliance and Alpha Lambda Epsilon, and she is a fellow of the President’s Leadership Institute. Katie writes posts about her life as an OC student and how she represents […]

  • Meet Miranda Pier: Future Tax Consultant

    Senior accounting major Miranda Pier is reshaping the traditional college path. First she landed an outstanding job; now she’s focusing on graduating and preparing for the Certified Public Accountant Exam. In January 2021, Miranda will begin as a tax consultant with Deloitte, the largest professional services network in the world. The opportunity came after Miranda […]

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