Name: Zachary Myers
Hometown: Lexington, OH
Major: Business Administration and Political Science
Involvement: Rho Eta Delta, Model UN, Alpha Lambda Delta honorary, Phi Sigma Alpha political science honorary, CFA Challenge Team
Why did you choose Heidelberg?
“It was a very homey environment. When I first came to campus I thought I could make it a second home. I wanted to do business and political science and I’ve stuck with that. I liked how, because it was a small liberal school, you have more opportunities. You have more time to develop as an individual and as a student.”
Who is your mentor on campus?
“I would say Marc O’Reilly. He was the one who helped me with my initial leadership positions that allowed me to develop. I got my start in leadership from Model UN being the head delegate. He also helped me with my writing and speaking abilities.”
What has been your favorite Berg experience?
“If I had to pick just one, I’d say Model UN. It encompasses a lot of different aspects of Heidelberg. It showcases a lot of diversity because there are a lot of students who go on the trip that aren’t all political science. It showcases the fact that you can be in an experience where you develop skills you wouldn’t get at a larger university. It also gets you out of your comfort zone by going to a vastly different state and participating in a cooperative nature with other students from other institutions.”
“I've been to the San Francisco conference three times. I was part of the Israel delegation my freshman year, head of the United States delegation sophomore year, and president of the general assembly my junior year."
What did you gain from Heidelberg’s liberal arts curriculum?
“Being well-rounded in a variety of subjects and having so many opportunities to practice those skills. I’ve been presenting things from multiple disciplines since my freshman year. Getting the practice and speaking opportunities is awesome. Makes it easier to be a jack of all trades and adjust and adapt on the fly no matter what you’re doing.”
What is your advice to underclassmen?
“Make sure you get out of your dorm room and do different things. Dapple in things until you find your match. There are a lot of things I didn’t do in high school that I do here. Come in with an open mind and be overinvolved rather than under involved. You’ll find something that fits.”
What are your post-graduation plans?
“I’m thinking about either a sales position in Columbus, maybe the fellows program with the state legislature, or maybe even taking a GA position with the School of Business here. I have a few different options I’ll be working through. I’m also considering law school or a masters in political science. I think my majors are synergistic because they both involve salesmanship, communication, and analysis.”