Braeden Friss '18
Major: Finance and Management
Hometown: Avon, Ohio
Football, Intramurals, Investment Team and Team Impact
Why Mount Union
I first heard about Mount Union through my High School Football coach, who was alumnus. I chose to attend Mount Union due to family atmosphere that I felt when walking through campus for the first time.
Purple Raider Family
As mentioned previously, I love the atmosphere of the campus. The students are all so friendly whether you know each other not. Also, the faculty is very helpful as they give every student attention and ensures that they are successful. When attending Mount Union, you are not just another face in the crowd. Instead, you are valued as a part of the Purple Raider family and tradition.
A Passion for Business
I chose both of my majors, finance and management, because I find the business world to be very interesting and exciting. I enjoyed the opportunity in my marketing class to work with an Alliance small business to create a marketing plan for them that they could strategically use in the community to increase business. This marketing strategy was presented to a board at the end of the semester, which included those that own the small business, along with other professors in the business department.
My favorite professor is Dr. Hunt. She is a very down-to-earth professor that is always willing to take the time to answer questions and help out students. She also has a good sense of humor which makes the finance classes she teaches fun and interesting.
In the field of business, it is vital that you are able to write and public speak effectively. The Integrative Core ensures that you learn how to effectively do both before you are sent out into real world scenarios.
Advice to Prospective Students
I would tell prospective students to take advantage of the professors and their willingness to provide the attention and guidance needed to be successful during your education and future.
When attending Mount Union, you are not just another face in the crowd. Instead, you are valued as a part of the Purple Raider family and tradition.
- Where is your favorite travel destination?
- Wildwood, New Jersey
- What is your favorite holiday, and why?
- Christmas, most family oriented and giving time of the year
- 1. What is your favorite quote or motto?
- Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
- 1. What did you want to be when you grew up as a kid?
- Construction worker or a police officer