Career and Post-Graduate Development

  • Malcom Godshall

Malcom Godshall

Post-Graduate Plans: Internal Auditor at Vanguard

Major(s)

Mathematics and Applied Economics

About

I came into Ursinus with absolutely no clue what I wanted to do. My first semester, I took a Bio class, math class, economics class, and CIE. However, through the help of my professors as well as the unique classroom environment at Ursinus, I was able to figure out that I love working with data which drew me to both Math and Economics.

My passion for data, as mentioned above, as well as my passion to interact with new people, which I accomplished through being an RA, TA, athletics employee, and intramural coordinator helped to power me throughout my time at Ursinus.

Favorite Ursinus Memory

There are so many great memories to choose from during my time at Ursinus. Going to football games is definitely one of my favorites, and I realized that when we didn’t have any my senior year. The games brought me closer to my peers and really get a great sense of what the Ursinus community was like freshmen year. Another great memory would have to be being inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. The ceremony was wonderful despite Covid restrictions and celebrating with friends the night before graduation was surreal.

Impact of Ursinus

I would say that Professor Grossbauer’s Calc II had one of the largest impacts on me. During that course, Prof G told me that I should consider a math minor or major. I never thought being a math major was something I could do, and it is definitely one of the things I am most proud of. Being a Teacher’s Assistant (TA) for Dr. VanGilder really allowed me to see what it was like to be on the other side of the desk and also helped me build on my leadership skills.

Piece of Advice

Take in every moment because college flies by. I miss Ursinus already. Force yourself to step out of your comfort zone whether it be going to Reimert, trying out for a sports team, or interviewing for the RA position.