Lindsey Gibson ’15
Major: HR Management/HDFS
Hometown: Geneva, Ohio
Future Hospital Administrator
Director of Student Relations, founding member of Mount Union's chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Psychology Club, Student Senate and Raider Relief
MY EXCEPTIONAL STORY
Right school for me
While looking at a variety of colleges and universities, I realized that a smaller university is what I needed. At Mount Union, you’re not treated as a number and you receive personal, one-on-one attention from faculty members. Ever since my first visit, I knew Mount Union was the right school for me.
What I really like most about Mount Union is that I feel at home here. The close-knit campus community provides students with the opportunity to meet plenty of individuals who have their own exceptional stories, and the students and faculty care so much about one another. At Mount Union, it’s easy to be involved and still receive a high quality education. Whether hanging out on campus with your friends or helping with a service project for a club, it’s easy to stay busy. Seeing first-hand that students always have something to do is what made me fall in love with Mount Union.
Professor Ekstrand's experiences make textbook material relatable and give students opportunities to gain real knowledge through volunteer peer-mentor recruiting. She gives her students the tools and encouragement they need to reach professional goals after graduation, which makes me confident about going into my field of study.
I chose to major in healthcare management because I knew I wanted a rewarding career and I wanted to help others. I also have a strong interest in health and business and I love working with people. By being a healthcare administrator, I will have the opportunity to help people every single day. In addition, I could one day make decisions that will improve the lives of many people and really make an impact on patients, their families and society.
I spent time at the Cleveland Clinic as a student volunteer as well as a Summer 2014 Lerner Center for Autism Intern.
Thus far, Wellness has been my favorite class at Mount Union. It was not only fun to work out for a grade, but also interesting to learn about health and how we as individuals should take care of our bodies. Exercising a few times a week helped me get rid of any stress I had when it came to tests and homework.
Variety of activities
My favorite place on campus would have to be the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (The MAAC) because it provides students with a variety of activities to participate in such as Zumba, turbo kick and intramural sports.
In the future, I hope to grow from a Human Resource generalist, to a specialist, then be a chief Human Resources officer.
What I really like most about Mount Union is that I feel at home here. The close-knit campus community provides students with the opportunity to meet plenty of individuals who have their own exceptional stories, and the students and faculty care so much about one another. At Mount Union, it’s easy to be involved and still receive a high quality education.