Lauren Forness '21
Major: Elementary Education
What is your dream job after college and how do you want to make an impact?
My dream job would be a speech pathologist in a school or hospital. I want to change the lives of those with special needs and help them become independent. Concordia is giving me the opportunity to be prepared and the skills to work with these types of people and people in general.
What year are you here at Concordia?
I am a sophomore with an expected graduation year of 2023.
What are you involved in on campus? What kind of work do you want to be known for?
I am a student ambassador. I was on the track and field team but felt I had to focus more on school and work. I love working with people daily and especially making a great experience for people looking at Concordia to call home.
What is your favorite Cobber tradition and why? What stories do you have to share about that tradition?
My favorite tradition on campus is Homecoming festivities. The football game, dance, and all the buzz around campus the entire week is so fun.
Tell us your favorite stop on tour and why it's your favorite. Why do you connect with the space?
My favorite stop on tour is the ISC (Integrated Science Center). I love this building because of the study spaces and the natural light in the common area. I study here more than any other place on campus. It makes me feel so relaxed and I can focus well on homework.
Words of wisdom for prospective students?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. It's OK to be nervous looking for a school and not sure what you are looking for, but asking questions is a great way to get to know what you want.
Why did you choose Concordia? Was there a defining moment in your college search process?
I chose Concordia because ever since I stepped onto campus I felt like I belonged here. My sisters went here before me and whenever I was here to visit them or watch them for sporting events, it just felt like home. When I started looking for schools, I looked at Concordia and one other school. I knew this is where I wanted to be because of the opportunities it would offer me and the familiarity I felt when I was here.
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