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Alec Barker '20

Multi-Platform Software Development major

I have become a better writer and public speaker through the Integrative Core, and my professors have taught me a lot about software development and various programming languages.

Education

Multi-Platform Software Development

Hometown

Munroe Falls, OH

Following a Legacy

My mom is a Mount Union alumna and encouraged me to follow in her footsteps. I toured the campus and loved it. The smaller size appealed to me because I feel closer to my professors and other classmates. I also had a great opportunity to qualify for the Trustee Scholarship and the Legacy Scholarship.

Feeling at Home

The smaller size of the campus creates a close community feeling. It is great to see familiar faces on campus and everyone is so friendly. Small class sizes have helped me to build good relationships with many of my professors.

Campus Jobs

I have worked at the Digital, Written, and Oral Communication (DWOC) Studio and the IT help desk, which were both fun jobs. The DWOC taught me more about writing and speaking skills, while the IT help desk taught me about various technology-related issues. I have really enjoyed working at the IT help desk since I get to interact with so many knowledgeable people and help people with their problems.

Dream Big

I think one of my greatest ambitions would be combining my software development skills with my passion for space flight. I would like to work on projects for a space agency to help with the future of space exploration. I feel that Mount Union has given me a lot of skills to accomplish this goal. I have become a better writer and public speaker through the Integrative Core, and my professors have taught me a lot about software development and various programming languages.