2019 Mike Ilitch School of Business 25 Under 25 winner
B.S. in Finance expected May 2021
A student in the Irvin D. Reid Honors College as well as the Ilitch School, Adrianna Waack has earned academic all-conference honors as a member of Wayne State's swim team having maintained a 4.0 GPA despite her busy schedule.
Adrianna volunteered with the Detroit Fellows Tutoring Program, where she worked with first graders at Golightly Education Center to help develop their reading skills. During her time there, Adrianna was able to create meaningful connections with each of the students and helped each student get the attention they needed. She also volunteers for the New Life Church.
While juggling 18 credits and tutoring, Adrianna was accepted into the Ilitch School's Corporate Mentor Program, where she had the opportunity to work with a leader at General Motors. With her mentor, Adrianna was able to explore possible career paths, network with fellow coworkers and better understand how her coursework ties into the workplace.