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Katherine Norton '22

Communication studies major

Mount Union has helped me expand my self-expression in knowing who I am and what I want in life.

Education

B.A., Communication Studies 

Hometown

North Canton, Ohio 

Discovering Mount Union

My high school marching band had band camp here – that made me comfortable on the campus. The Jump Start program helped me find my footing before school as well. Mount Union feels like a second home because of my friends in the different organizations I am a part of, as well as the professors. I was also fortunate to receive the Music Scholarship. My advice for kids looking at colleges is that you get as much as you put into it. When you choose your college, ask what makes it worth it is what you do with your time. Mount can be whatever you want it to be. When you find "your people" it becomes more than just a school and that is why I stay. I don't know what my dream is yet and that is why Mount Union was a good fit for me. It has helped me expand my self-expression in knowing who I am and what I want in life. I may not know where I am going in this life, but Mount Union has prepared me to be ready for all kinds of different experiences.

 

Experiences Abroad

I have had a few internships in the communication program — they are tailored to your learning styles, and you are lead under great guidance. You get to expand your horizons while also having a backup to catch you if you fall or need assistance. When the Chinese program changed, I was able to study abroad to earn my minor through USAC. I got to see the country I was adopted from and got to learn about some parts of the community I came from. My internal growth to learn more about this big world we live in has ever been changed because of that trip. USAC provides online internships that I took over the summer. It was a great experience to work with people from around the world. I was placed in a Language Learning Acquisition App organization and got to research different interest groups for later projects they were working on. I really grew from this because my mentors took the time to help me see what a "real-life" business looked like and how people interact within their organization. They are all just outstanding people!