By Desiree Williams
Mary Scher is a 2013 graduate of Fishers High School. Scher, 24, is a benefits consultant for IU Health. She lives in Broad Ripple with her new husband, Colin.
Q: What was your favorite subject in high school and why?
A: I really enjoyed all of my math courses in high school. I opted to take geometry and algebra II my sophomore year in order to take ACP Calculus my senior year. Math was always a subject that came easily to me and that I enjoyed.
Q: Who has been your most influential teacher?
A: Kathleen Robeson was my most influential teacher in high school. She was always extremely positive and made learning calculus fun. Robeson always pushed me to try harder and taught me to give something my all before I gave up.
Q: What were you involved in during high school?
A: I participated in National Honors Society, the girls tennis team, Camp Tecumseh and cadet teaching.
Q: What do you miss about high school?
A: I miss all of the people and the convenience of having everybody and everything in one place.
Q: Can you tell me about your collegiate experiences?
A: I attended Indiana University-Bloomington for my (undergraduate studies). I initially went to IU to major in health care management and informatics but ended up majoring in human resource management with a minor in health care management and policy. While at IU, I was in a sorority, participated in IU Dance Marathon and was a Jesse Cox Scholar. I graduated from IU in May 2017.
Q: Why did you choose that major?
A: I liked the idea of supporting employees through their careers. With that being said, every day in human resources is different and brings new challenges, which I love. Human resources has several areas that you can specialize in, which was appealing in the sense that I can learn about the areas until I find which part of human resources I enjoy the most.
Q: What’s your dream job?
A: My dream job would be to lead the HR rewards department for a medium-sized company.
Q: Do you have any advice for younger students?
A: Take as many college classes in high school that you can. It allows for you to have more availability in your schedule in college to take classes you are interested in or to study abroad.