Major: Nursing

What is your dream job after college and how do you want to make an impact?

I haven’t chosen a specialty yet, but I plan to work as a registered nurse — possibly in a rural community. Since 2017, I have had the amazing opportunity to care for others as a certified nursing assistant in long-term nursing centers. Through this experience, I was able to build incredible relationships with my residents, their families, and other critical care staff. I discovered how important it is to have a strong team of medical professionals who advocate for a patient’s overall health and quality of life/general well-being. Upon graduating from Concordia and graduate school, I look forward to advocating for patients as a vital member of a collaborative and individualized healthcare team.

What year are you here at Concordia?

I am a sophomore and plan to graduate after the 2023 fall semester, so I’ll actually be graduating a semester early.

What are you involved in on campus? What kind of work do you want to be known for?

As a Concordia student, I have had the opportunity to get involved in multiple areas on campus. Besides serving as a student ambassador, I worked as a Resident Assistant (RA) in Livedalen during my second semester as a student and I look forward to working as Livedalen’s Director’s Assistant this year. In addition to working in Res Life, I sing in Concordia’s Chapel Choir and I play piano in a small instrumental trio. I look forward to getting involved in undergraduate research soon, too.

What is your favorite Cobber tradition and why? What stories do you have to share about that tradition?

During freshman Orientation, I loved getting to meet my fellow clubbies. During the first week, I met so many amazing people – many of whom I still call my closest friends. It’s amazing to see that our Orientation group still meets almost every other week to hang out as previous clubbies.

Tell us your favorite stop on tour and why it’s your favorite. Why do you connect with the space?

I always love going through the Integrated Science Center (ISC) and seeing Girdle the Turtle wandering the hallways. He’s always excited to “run” over to greet prospective students. The ISC is also my favorite study space on campus. There are always new nooks and crannies to explore.

Words of wisdom for prospective students? 

There are so many opportunities within all majors to get involved in, even as a first-year student. Don’t count yourself out from awesome opportunities because you’re not a junior or senior. It’s never too early to start networking and building relationships with professors, campus departments, and potential employers.

Why did you choose Concordia? Was there a defining moment in your college search process?

When applying for college, I had no idea what I was looking for. I applied to both large and small schools. It wasn’t until I sat down with Concordia’s music and pre-med faculty that I knew Concordia was the right choice. They were able to provide individualized attention to my goals. They made me aware of amazing academic, personal, and work opportunities that other schools could not provide to first- and second-year students.

What does it mean to be a Cobber in one word?

Driven

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