Why Mount Union?
I chose UMU for a number of reasons. I originally visited because there was both a lacrosse team and a mathematics major, but the minute I walked on campus I knew this was where I would end up. The atmosphere on this beautiful campus is like no other, and you can feel the sense of community from the moment you arrive. The biggest thing I love about UMU is the opportunity to be involved in many parts of campus. A lot of schools are designed in a way that can be restrictive to a variety of involvement, but I have been able to be a part of many different organizations of campus at once and I have really enjoyed that.
Choosing a major
When choosing what I wanted to study, I was very indecisive. To try and help, everyone around me would first ask me what my favorite subject was, which was mathematics, and then would try to advise me towards a number of different majors (funnily enough, no one ever suggested mathematics). I eventually decided to try financial mathematics, but once I got here and started working through some math courses, I realized mathematics was what I wanted to do and that the major was an option for me. Since then, the department has been so helpful and supportive as I have worked through this major and I know I made the right choice.
Right now, I plan to go into data analytics. However, I know that there are many opportunities out there for me and I am open to new ideas and excited to see where I go in the end.
Advice for Future Raiders
Always keep an open mind, you never know when and where you will find something new that you are passionate about!