The best thing about attending Mount Union is that I can always get help from the professors. With the small faculty to student ratio, I am able to have one-on-one time with my professors anytime I need extra help.
Current Student Spotlight:
Bridget Styka '12
Major:Middle Childhood Education
Future 7th grade science teacher
Member of Student National Education Association (SNEA), Foreign Language Club and Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
Something I couldn’t get anywhere else
I choose Mount Union because it’s a small school. I knew I didn’t want to attend a large school because I wanted the opportunity to get to know my professors and know that they were accessible whenever I needed help. Plus, I was attracted to the campus atmosphere. The beautiful campus paired with knowing it was small was something I knew I couldn’t get anywhere else.
Easy to make friends
The best thing about attending Mount Union is that I can always get help from the professors. With the small faculty to student ratio, I am able to have one-on-one time with my professors anytime I need extra help or have a question. Furthermore, with small class sizes and a relatively small campus, it is easy to meet new people and make friends.
The layout of Mount Union makes it very different from many other colleges and universities. Although Mount Union is always adding new buildings and renovating older buildings, the campus still remains fairly small. Mount Union still has a lot to offer all of its students.
My favorite place on campus is the new McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (The MAAC). It is a great place to work out.
A mentor to kids
I knew I wanted to be a mentor to kids, and I think middle school students need it the most. That’s why I choose to be a middle childhood education major. I am so excited to work with kids. In addition, I knew that other employment opportunities like social work would be depressing, while teaching would give me the opportunity to do hands-on work and make a difference in the lives of many children.
Shadowing a 7th grader
While at Mount Union, I have had many great experiences outside the classroom. Last year I got to follow a 7th grader around for the day. This gave me the chance to see how students that age acted and what they experienced during a normal school day. This experience was invaluable because I will eventually be teaching students that age and need to understand what they do on a daily basis.
Ultimate career goal
After graduating, I hope to teach 7th grade science in Ohio or North Carolina.