Tyler Longstreth '18
Hometown: Perry, Ohio
Member of Phi Kappa Tau, News Director at WRMU/The Dynamo, and intramural sports
Future business owner
Choosing Mount Union
I learned about Mount Union through a friend in high school that was currently going here. I decided to visit the campus, and fell in love. Though, never did I think that I would be given all the incredible opportunities that I have been given be attending the university. I chose to attend Mount Union originally because I loved the campus. Not too big, not too small, great teachers, friendly staff, and as all my peers can attest to, its beautiful.
Home Away From Home
The thing I like most about Mount Union is the opportunities it gives me. Whether joining organizations, creating my own, or even being the in charge of certain aspects, the leadership opportunities are endless. Also, just by attending here, I've went to some pretty cool places that I would not have had a chance to go to otherwise. Mount Union feels like home because it is where my friends are. I consider home to be the place you think of when you're currently not at that place, and every time I am not at Mount, I am constantly thinking about it. The thing that makes Mount Union different cannot be expressed in words. It’s a certain feeling that some people get, and unfortunately, some do not. But to those people that do feel that feeling, you know there is something special about this place. It’s just... Home.
Friends Becoming Family
My fraternity brothers helped in adjusting to college life the most. The bonds that I have formed with them have created a strong support system so even when I am feeling unsure about things, I have them to encourage me, and push me to be the best that I can be.
Picking a Major
I had an First-year Seminar (FYS) with Doctor Paul Tidman called, "What is the Meaning for Life?" where we discussed basic philosophy theories. This showed me that the things that I was already thinking, and had been thinking about for years, actually had a name, and were studied. Therefore, I made the decision to combine the philosophy major with my business major, and so far I love it.
For my Environmental Ethics class, I, along with seven others spent four days in the wilderness in West Virginia. The fastest way to learn about environmental ethics is to be completely immersed in them for four days. I have recently been very interested in video production, which is a skill I picked up from working with WRMU/The Dynamo. I'm working on finding a way I can work that in with my majors, and I'm excited to see where it could take me.
My favorite class so far has been Modern Philosophy. We talk about some more modern theories in philosophy and just some really interesting stuff. I highly recommend that course if you like to think. A liberal arts education develops a well-rounded student. Some disagree with doing things that don’t involve your major, but personally I love it. I would have never had the time or classes to learn about creative writing or history or astronomy, subjects that I'm very interested in, had it not been for a liberal arts education.
My ultimate career goal is to own my own business, possibly something with documentary production. I am still working on how to work in all of my interests into a successful business model, but I have a while to figure that out.
I consider home to be the place you think of when you're currently not at that place, and every time I am not at Mount, I am constantly thinking about it.
- Do you prefer Macs or PCs?
- I dislike Apple, but secretly I love Macs.
- Where is your favorite travel destination?
- Recently I went to Punta Cana and I loved it.
- What's your guilty pleasure TV show?
- American Horror Story
- What did you want to be as a kid?
- I wanted to be in the military originally. Still an option I suppose.