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Alexis Smith '23

English and writing major

It never feels like you don't have someone to pick you up if you fall, no matter who you are or where you're from.


B.A., English
B.A., Writing


Louisville, OH

Community at Mount

I have always lived relatively close to Mount Union, and every time I happened to find myself on campus it just felt right. In addition, I wanted to go to a school with smaller class sizes. The Mount Union community is amazing. Your professors always know your name, and your classes are filled with like-minded people who are engaged and care about those around them.

Love What You Do

I have always loved English and writing, but I did not know that I wanted to pursue them until I had already started college. They say if you are doing what you love you will never work a day in your life, and that is exactly how it feels for me being an English and writing major. I couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. During my time here so far, I have been able to work as a consultant in our writing center (the Digital, Written, and Oral Communication Studio). Working here has helped me meet a lot of really interesting people that I may not have gotten the opportunity to meet otherwise. It is also a really great experience to be able to refine my own oral and written communication skills!

A Prepared Writer

My dream job is to be an author, but I will likely pursue a career in the non-profit sector. This would entail strong communication skills, which is a large focus of the Integrative Core and WOC Portfolio. The Integrative Core is extremely important. Not only have I learned a lot of valuable writing tools from Mount Union, but I have also gained a significant amount of confidence in my work. Having a versatile education focused on worldview and ethics, along with problem-solving and science, make students at Mount Union much more well-rounded and prepared for professional and personal life after college.


Advice for Future Raiders

Trust your gut! If you want to pursue a major, pursue it! Don't go somewhere you don't want to go, doing something you don't want to do. Doing something fulfilling is the best thing you can do for yourself.