Jesse Tinney '18
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Minor: Sport Business
Member of the Men’s Soccer Team
Why Mount Union
I first heard of Mount Union through my high school soccer coach. When I played for him in high school he had a son that was currently attending Mount and I was told he really enjoyed going here. At that time, I did some research online and learned everything I could about Mount Union and planned a visit in February during my senior year. Many aspects of Mount Union appealed to me. The small campus community was something that I thought I would really enjoy. The small class size would allow me to focus and be able to have access to my professors for help. I also wanted to play soccer at the college level and Mount Union has a great athletic reputation. All of these facets made choosing Mount Union an easy decision that I will never regret.
My favorite part about Mount Union are the students and staff. Everyone is friendly and personable so it allows anyone to be their self and feel comfortable. Everyone at Mount Union wants you to succeed so they care about you and your future.
Why Marketing and Management?
I chose marketing and management because I knew when I decided to attend Mount Union that I wanted to study something in the business field. I ended up declaring marketing as my first major because it allows me to express my creativity and marketing is used everywhere. I also decided to major in management so if I pursue a managerial role I will be able to have the necessary education to succeed in that role.
Working with the Cleveland Cavaliers
My favorite experience thus far has been working with the Cleveland Cavaliers through a sports sales class. I was able to acquire hand on experience by selling tickets to local companies in Alliance and to organizations on campus. This opportunity provided me with valuable sales experience that I will be able to utilize for any future employment.
I have had many great professors and it is difficult to narrow it down to one. My top two favorite professors are Joel Evans and Dr. James Kadlecek. Joel Evans is a marketing professor and my advisor. He is also a wonderful teacher and great role model that wants all of his students to succeed. He always finds a way to make class enjoyable and interesting which has really helped me understand the content in his classes. Dr. Kadlecek works in the sports business department and is also a fantastic teacher and role model. He is very personable with his students and is always willing to help students with their career ambitions. Both of these professors have contributed to my intellectual growth and I am very grateful for all of the time and energy they use to ensure students are receiving a proper education.
My ultimate goal after graduation is to obtain full-time marketing associate position with a company in Pittsburgh. I have a strong passion for marketing and I believe with my creative mindset I will be able to excel in this position. I also want to become a head soccer coach for my former high school or a local club team. Soccer has always been a huge part of my life and I cannot imagine my life without it.
My favorite experience thus far has been working with the Cleveland Cavaliers through a sports sales class. This opportunity provided me with valuable sales experience that I will be able to utilize for any future employment.
- Do you prefer Macs or PCs?
- What is your favorite holiday?
- My favorite holiday is Halloween because when I was younger I loved dressing up and trick or treating with my friends around our neighborhood.
- What is your favorite quote or motto?
- “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog”-Mark Twain
- What is your guilty pleasure song?
- Hotel Room Service by Pitbull
- What three songs describe your music tastes?
- -I Just Want it All by Kid Ink -It’s Time by Imagine Dragons -Waterbed by The Chainsmokers