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Sarah Stefancin '21

Writing major

What really sealed the deal was my admissions representative. He called me several times to make sure I was on track with scholarship applications and visit days, and once he reached out just to see how senior year was going.

Major

Writing

Hometown

Newbury, Ohio

Choosing Mount  

My cousin came here! She told me about Mount during my senior year, and I decided to see it for myself. Lots of things stuck out to me about Mount: it was the perfect size and distance from home, everyone I had met was very nice, and I was offered some very generous scholarships. What really sealed the deal was my admissions representative. He called me several times to make sure I was on track with scholarship applications and visit days, and once he reached out just to see how senior year was going. I saw how much the faculty cares for the students here, and I knew Mount was the one. Finances were a big factor in my college search. I knew what I couldn’t afford, and Mount’s education became so much more accessible when they generously offered me the Trustee Scholarship. Now that I am here, my favorite thing about Mount is the professors. They’re invested in our success and learning, and it really shows. I love running into a professor outside of class and catching up for a few minutes. 

Advice to Students – Current and New 

It’s okay if you’re clueless about your major. The curriculum here is designed to help you explore your options. Also, get involved in clubs! There are so many here that you’re bound to find one you have an interest in. Once you get involved, you’ll meet lots of cool people.

Deciding a Path 

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was little, so naturally I chose writing as my major. My parents encouraged reading in our family. I was inspired by my favorite books as a little kid, and I want to help create that experience for other people. Here at school, I’m able to explore every facet of writing and find what I’m really good at. The internships here are invaluable for real-world experience as well. 

Classes Stemming Toward the Future 

My favorite class was Rhetorical Grammar with Dr. Schwartz! We analyze sentence structure and grammar choices and talk about the impact these decisions have on our writing. It’s made my writing a lot stronger already. We have a very small class that’s perfect for discussion, too. You become well-versed in a lot of different areas at once. It’s a great way to broaden your horizons and keep yourself open-minded. Writing is crucial in most, if not all, of the Foundation courses here. I get to experiment with writing in different disciplines and what makes it effective in each field.