Nicholas Mertes joined Hardwick-Day as a Data Analyst in the summer of 2016, shortly after his graduation from the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities. He works with his fellow analysts to assess admissions and recruitment data in order to guide colleges and universities through the enrollment cycle as efficiently as possible.
Nick earned a B.A. in Economics from the U of M with a minor in German. As a senior in college, he honed his quantitative analysis skills by completing a thesis project highlighting the change in RGDP per capita in relation to bipartisan composition of state legislature. He also gained significant database experience compiling and managing the alumni network database for his fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon.
If not at Hardwick Day, Nick can generally be found on the tennis court or tampering with a string instrument. He is a fan of cheesy “Dad jokes” and cheesy food.
Birthplace/Hometown: Wisconsin Rapids, WI
First job: In high school, my tennis coach got me a job for the city as a Tennis Instructor. Every day at work was a blast.
Favorite book/movie: As a self-identified cinema geek, I have to pay credit to an all-time favorite for its brilliant cinematography: Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window.
What course do you wish you had taken in college? Golf (There’s a reason I play tennis instead).
What skill do you have that you rarely get to use? I speak German with the worst American accent you’ve ever heard.