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Marisa Stover '21

Multi-Platform Software Development and Graphic Design

Mount Union feels like home because the students here are just one big family. Everyone is there for you whenever you need them and that’s something that you can’t find at every school.

Coming Home to Mount

I decided to attend Mount Union because once I stepped foot on campus it felt like home. Mount Union feels like home because the students here are just one big family. Everyone is there for you whenever you need them and that’s something that you can’t find at every school.

Motivational Atmosphere

What I like most about Mount Union is the support that can be found for all of the majors here on campus. As someone in the Computer Science and Art Department, the faculty is very supportive and wants you to achieve your goals no matter how big or small.

The Mount Union Difference

Mount Union is different than most schools. It is a smaller school which provides the ability to receive one-on-one attention from your professors, but it is also big enough to provide plenty of options for extracurricular activities.

Advice to Freshman

My advice is to always have an open mind. Sometimes you will find exactly what you’re looking for on accident. When I was looking at schools to go to I was not looking at Mount Union. Then the swim team coach contacted me. I went in with an open mind and fell in love instantly.

Diverse Majors

I chose both Computer Science and Graphic Design because it combines both of the things that I love. Mount Union has given me a combination of skills in computers and art that will allow me to have endless possibilities after graduation.

Exploring Other Interests

I have developed more of an interest in computer coding and how to make programs more functional and user friendly. Professor Cindric helped spark my interest in the computer science field but also has helped me with several opportunities outside of the class room that have helped me grow. My favorite class would have to be CSC 120 Programs and Problem Solving 1. This class is what made me realize that I do have a love for coding and affirmed my interest to continue the computer science path.

Supportive Environment

Entering college life can be intimidating. However, Alpha Xi Delta helped me the most while adjusting to college life and supported me when I could no longer swim due to an injury.

Career Goals

My ultimate career goal is to own a consultation firm where I work with businesses creating not only their websites and apps but also their logos and other graphic needs.