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A Chat with April Mason

Name: April Mason, PhD
Major: Biology
Graduation Year: 1977
Original Hometown: Akron, Ohio
Where Living now: Manhattan, Kansas
Job Title/Employer: Provost and Senior Vice President of Kansas State University

Professional Life
When I graduated from Mount, I got a master’s …

A Tale of “Big Kid” Beginnings: The Diary of an Internship Expert Part One

As the job market grows more and more competitive, internships are becoming a very valuable asset to any resume. Many employers want potential applicants to have a few years of experience before they’ll hire them, and internships are a great

6 Ways to Find (Awesome) Internships

Whether you’re a seasoned senior or a first year student, internships are essential to having a fun and successful career.  Not only do internships help you build your resume and let you gain hands-on experience, they also let you see …

13 Ways to Pinch Pennies While Studying Abroad

Posted on September 15th, by Alex Camp in Hands-on Experience, Study Abroad, Studying. No Comments

If you want to study abroad but don’t want to break the bank, or if are self-funding the trip – here are some pointers to make it doable:img_0213

1 – Choose a low-cost country

AKA a country where the currency …

“I want to be a doctor because I want to help people.”

Kate_GonczySounds cliché, right? Well, those are the words that medical school admissions teams will be looking for in my interview (hopefully stated more eloquently, of course). Sure, my GPA and MCAT score are important, but after doing some research, I’ve …

4 Things to Consider When Picking a College

Looking for a college can be stressful. When you go on a college visit, your tour guide is obviously going to show you the best parts of their respective colleges, so it can be hard to decide what exactly you …


Trip to Cuba Becomes a Life Changing Experience

Posted on June 7th, by University of Mount Union Students in Hands-on Experience, Professors, Study Abroad. Comments Off on Trip to Cuba Becomes a Life Changing Experience

by: Stephen P. Dages ’18

CUBA - Revolution squareI’ve never really been someone who has shown any interest in social studies or politics. I would be the first to admit that I’m somewhat uneducated and maybe even ignorant in regards to such subjects, …

Not All Criminal Justice Majors Want to Be Police Officers

Posted on May 9th, by University of Mount Union Students in Career Path, Classes, Hands-on Experience, Internships. Comments Off on Not All Criminal Justice Majors Want to Be Police Officers

By: Alexis Gram ’16

My junior year of high school, I attended a CSI Camp at Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania, and from that moment forward I knew I wanted to work within the criminal justice system. I have always had …

Feeding an English Major’s Wanderlust at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention

Posted on April 4th, by Kristin Werstler in Hands-on Experience. Comments Off on Feeding an English Major’s Wanderlust at the Sigma Tau Delta International Convention

I gazed out to constellations of bright lights scattered across downtown Minneapolis. I managed to get a hotel room on the 24th floor, and as the sun set the city retaliated by creating it’s own bright light, which gave

Why AMA is Not Just for Marketing Majors

Posted on March 30th, by Adam Infantino in Academics, Career Path, Classes, Hands-on Experience, Involvement, Return on Investment, Student Organizations, Value. Comments Off on Why AMA is Not Just for Marketing Majors

AMA NOLA

Every year around the time of St. Patrick’s Day, the national organization American Marketing Association puts on a large conference in New Orleans. It is held at the Sheraton Hotel on Canal Street, which is about a hundred feet away …