- Roxanne Hoch ’15
- Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Major: International Studies
While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written. Calligraphy is a traditional part of Chinese history and culture, and being able to practice it myself made me respect that aspect of the Chinese culture even more. It is no easy feat to write using a calligraphy brush!
International Business and Economics Internships and Hands-On Learning
Students who choose to major in international business and economics 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 international business, both of which are critical to career success.
Experiential learning opportunities will give you many chances to put classroom knowledge to work, and complement classroom learning. These opportunities include:
- Required study abroad experience
- Service learning opportunities
- Visit Ohio businesses that have foreign operations
- Independent research
- Research with faculty or student peers
American Marketing Association is a student-led organization on Mount Union’s campus, which offers students interested in advertising, sales, marketing research, public relations, and other marketing-related professions with opportunities to interact with a variety of experienced practitioners. Chapter activities include volunteer projects, fund-raisers, networking events, workshops, guest speakers and site visits.
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.
Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international economics honor society.
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.
Model United Nations (MUN) is a student-led organization on Mount Union’s campus, which aims to promote a better understanding of the United Nations and provide the grounds for an active simulation of the United Nations. A primary goal of the organization is have students actively participate in Model United Nations conferences and tournaments.