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Gabby Cataloni '22

Computer engineering major

Mount Union has become my home because the professors I have had, the friends I have made, and the staff I have met here have become my family.

Education

Computer engineering

Hometown

Hermitage, PA 

Becoming a Raider

I heard about Mount Union through students that had graduated from my high school that were attending Mount. I made my decision to attend after visiting and doing an over-night. As soon as I walked on campus, I felt welcomed by everyone I met. I knew that Mount was going to be my home! I believe home is where your heart and family are. Mount Union has become my home because the professors I have had, the friends I have made, and the staff I have met here have become my family. I received the Foresters Competitive Scholarship and Dean's Scholarship from Mount, Robin Hertz Memorial Scholarship, and Committee for Special Needs Scholarship, which I am all so thankful for.

Choosing a Path

I choose computer engineering as my major because being challenged and overcoming challenges is empowering. Engineers can help make the world a better place and my goal in life is to help others.

Campus Involvement

I have had the opportunity to intern at Incubox, observe K-12 classrooms, take part in Entrepreneurship Immersion Week the past two years, judge the Middle School Entrepreneurship Competitions, presented in the Engineering Design Expo, and went to pitch competitions at Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, Kent State, and Canton Incubator. My favorite experience has been presenting and participating at/ in entrepreneurship conferences because you get to meet so many people who want to help and see you succeed, the environment there is unreal! It keeps you thinking outside the box. The Integrative Core has helped me become a better pubic speaker, writer, and critical thinker. All skills you will need in your everyday life after college. Also being able to take a more diverse range of classes increases your awareness of different majors and minors the University has to offer!

Advice for Upcoming Freshman

You have to follow your heart and do what is best for you. College is where you get to make your own path and become who you want to be. Also remember this is going to be your home for the next four or more years, you get out of it what you put in!

Life after Mount Union

My ultimate goal is to help others and help the world become a better place. Mount is preparing me for this by pushing me in my education, providing resources that help myself and others succeed, and being my home away from home.