Why Mount Union?
My high school organized multiple college fairs and Mount Union attended a majority of them. Mount seemed to be the only school that wasn’t just looking for the money nor for publicity. They actually cared to help decide what is best for me. The campus was definitely a bonus as it is gorgeous and small; which is good for me as I have anxiety. The faculty treat you like family and are always there for you. The students are accepting of who you are as well and are very easy going.
I chose national security and foreign intelligence analysis (NSFIA) as my original major because I knew I wanted to work in the government. International affairs and diplomacy (IAD) was added because the two majors work together and my advisor mentioned that it could put me above any other candidate. I added computer science next because I had a coding history from high school and I also have an interest in hacking as it will be helpful for my career interests. French was added last as I already had five years of french under my belt from high school and I was planning to study abroad in France.
I have no been able to study abroad yet, but I am going to next semester. But the hands-on classroom learning helps you truly understand what is being taught better. The Integrative Core has helped me with my diction as well as understanding others point of views and better make my own conclusion.
I plan to go to the FBI or become a France Diplomat. Mount Union has the connections and the correct classes for my job goals. They also have a class in my last two majors that help you decide which is the best route for you.
Advice to Future Raiders
Do what is best for you. Make sure the school you decide isn’t trying to use you but is also helping you in a sense. Also don’t listen to everyone else, this is your decision not your family’s nor your friends’.