Austin Hill '21, Marketing

Austin Hill ‘21 never realized how meaningful service to others could be until he joined the Malone community. His mentors have shown him that individuals have a responsibility to be good stewards of what God has given them and taught them.

Hill learned these values from faculty members and incorporates their advice into his life. One example of this mentorship is Beth Postlewaite, assistant professor of business, who walked alongside him throughout his college career.

“Professor Postlewaite not only helped me map out my career path,” Hill said. “But she has also been very supportive to me personally as I navigate my faith journey and overall growth toward becoming a better professional and friend.”

When Hill chose to attend Malone, he valued the community aspect that was immediately obvious to him. He was also drawn to Malone’s reputation for the mentoring relationships that exist between faculty and students. These factors weighed into Hill’s decision to attend Malone, and the University has lived up to his expectations. From the beginning, Hill fit in at Malone and he observed that there are opportunities for everybody to find their place on campus because the community makes an effort to include everyone. His classmates welcomed him and he quickly built lasting relationships.

Hill is studying marketing and hopes to begin his career by obtaining management experience at a firm where he can put his leadership skills to the test.

As he continues to gain industry experience, Hill would like to eventually own his own scuba diving business. He envisions a business that sells scuba equipment, refills oxygen tanks, and offers scuba classes. Hill also would like to be able to offer diving trips to his customers. His passion for scuba diving began after his dad offered to take him to scuba lessons. The minute he went underwater, he fell in love with scuba diving.

He currently serves as the vice president of Enactus, Malone’s business club, which is connected to a global organization of business student leaders who aim to create a better, more sustainable world through local community service. Hill also earned an internship at Eric Snow YMCA in Canton, where he serves as the sports coordinator, in charge of running the sports leagues. This internship gave Hill beneficial experience that he can apply directly to his career path.

“Enactus has reinforced to me that serving the community is vital and I learned valuable management skills from leading as the vice president,” he said. “I believe it directly helped me to gain my internship at the YMCA.”