Amanda Rose ’12
Major: Human Resource Management
Hometown: Green, Ohio
Future Director of Human Resources
Member of the women's basketball team, Alpha Delta Pi sorority, Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC), Tau Pi Phi business honorary and Blue Key National Honor Society
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
It’s a family thing
My dad is a graduate of Mount Union, so I grew up hearing about Mount Union. I got more interested in the school when I started getting information from the University’s basketball program.
When I was on campus as a high school student, it just felt right. I was comfortable and knew I would receive a great education while still being able to be involved. As a student, I really liked the small campus and all of the new facilities and buildings as well as the "family feel" of the school. With an average class size of 19 students, it is easy to get to know your classmates. I also could learn better and got the most out of each and every class session. Plus, the professors take an interest in all of their students.
If I had to choose just one place to take a visitor, I would probably take them to the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (The MAAC). I spent a majority of my time in the gym playing basketball, there is all new workout equipment and the field house and auxiliary gym is awesome!
Career possibilities and opportunities
I chose to major in business administration with concentrations in human resource management and management. Business is such a broad field, which will allow me to pursue so many possibilities and opportunities in various industries. I became interested in human resources because of what it can do for companies. A good human resources department has the potential of making an organization great by providing a good work environment and recruiting the best employees. Those possibilities make it extremely interesting to me.
My favorite hand-on experience was my internship working in the Office of Human Resources at Mount Union. I learned so much and enjoyed the people I worked with. There were many things changing in the office during the summer, so I had countless opportunities to see how the office operated.
Bringing experiences into the classroom
It is very hard to pick a favorite professor, but one that really stands out is Professor Sandra Ekstrand. I had her for multiple classes and I learned so much from her. She brings so many perspectives from her own experiences into the classroom and always allows for open discussion and other hands on projects that keep each class session interesting.
When I was on campus as a high school student, it just felt right. I was comfortable and knew I would receive a great education while still being able to be involved.