Both my parents are alumni who transferred into Mount. It also had environmental science as a major and it was closer to home than my original college which was important to me. I also found out I had received two scholarships practically the day before I went to orientation and started classes.
Living Off Campus
While I don’t necessarily consider Mount a second home because I commute, it does feel like a safe place to be because of where it is and the people that go here. It still feels very much like a college. I am expected to be an adult and treated like one, which is very empowering. Even though I have not lived on campus, I have found the students and professors to be really welcoming.
Environmental Science at Mount Union
I may be a little biased, but the easily accessible Nature Center is not something I would expect to find anywhere else. It is an amazing resource. I’ve had multiple hands on experiences through my labs and I was able to work at the Nature Center this past summer. My favorite environmental science experience I’ve had would be a tie between working at the Nature Center where I was able to get hands on experience in my field and the trip to Stone Lab for aquatic ecology, where I got to receive hands on experience in aquatic research.
Being a transfer student can be hard, but my professors and advisor made the transfer process very smooth. Dr. Wu has been a big influence on my path. She has been extremely welcoming, especially being a transfer student and a commuter.