Sandra Ekstrand

Teaching Area(s): EABA

My students tell me that the stories and experiences that I share with them in the classroom bring the textbook subject matter to life. My hope is that as they learn theories and practices, they are able to envision how decisions they make impact others in a real-world setting.

Hands-On Learning

Students who choose to major in human resource management at Mount Union have ample opportunities to get “real-world” experience outside of the classroom. By getting involved in extracurricular opportunities and student organizations, you can strengthen your skills and knowledge of human resources and management, both of which are critical to career success.

Experiential learning opportunities will give you many chances to put classroom knowledge to work. These opportunities, which complement classroom learning, include:

  • Internships
  • Required shadowing experience
  • Work with adults re-entering the workforce to develop interview competencies
  • Interview experience including the development of interview questions, conduct mock interviews and provide feedback to interviewees
  • Independent research
  • Research with faculty or student peers
  • Research-based courses

Society for Advancement of Management is a student-led organization on Mount Union’s campus, which allows students to gain "hands on" experience in utilizing various management resources (capital, people, facilities, equipment) to ensure both organizational and personal success. Membership in the Mount Union chapter of the Society for Advancement of Management requires a 2.5 overall GPA, and exposes aspiring managers to the essential concepts, philosophies and principles of business.

Tau Pi Phi honorary is a student-led honorary for business-related majors who have shown exceptional academic achievement. Induction into Tau Pi Phi requires a 3.0 overall GPA, a 3.3 GPA in departmental coursework and successful completion of eight courses in business administration, economics and/or accounting.

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