Leslie Hoover wanted to attend a college where she would be able to study abroad, but she was also looking for a place where she would be more than just a number. After visiting the campus for the first time and realizing the amount of one-on one time she would have with professors, she knew that Wilson was the place for her.
"I feel that my college experience is superior to that of other people my age,” said Leslie, a sophomore majoring in accounting with a minor in economics.
Leslie enjoys having classes with Adult Degree Programs students who have a lot to share during class about their own life experiences. She feels that it adds another dimension to her education. Leslie also believes that the most distinctive thing about Wilson is "the amount of care that the professors have for their students. They want you to succeed and they will do their best to try and help you reach your maximum level."
This summer, Leslie will complete an internship in Sydney, Australia, through the Washington Center's Intern Abroad program. At the same time, she will intern with a company in the accounting or business field. She will also take a class in which she will learn about Australia's culture and compare it to the United States, along with other various topics revolving around politics and the business worlds of the two countries.
"Wilson has given me the ability to feel confident enough to apply for such a program,” Leslie said. “It has given me an education that I feel I will be able to hit the ground running.”
Growing up on a dairy farm in Lancaster County, Pa., Leslie is used to working constantly and always being busy. Her time spent at Wilson is no different. She is currently the secretary of WCGA, captain of the dressage team, president of her class and a member of the soccer team.
She came to Wilson with a plan to become certified as a public accountant after graduation and then work in an agricultural-based company or business, such as a county farm bureau. Her main concern is financial stability for small farmers.