Beyond the Classroom

Our signature integrative learning opportunities (PEAKs) will give you an edge in future academic and occupational endeavors.

All Concordia graduates will show at least two Pivotal Experience in Applied Knowledge (PEAK) involvement in their portfolio. Your PEAK might be a special course, an internship, a global learning experience, or a service project.

Integrating this involvement into a student's four-year Concordia experience is evidence of our long-running commitment to using a liberal arts foundation to prepare leaders for a world of change.

One example of a PEAK: 10 Concordia students embarked on a student-led spring Breakaway trip across the western U.S., where they were immersed in issues of sustainability. The students learned about what is possible for campus sustainability at Concordia and shared goals for policies relating to environmental issues.
One PEAK for Nick McGinley '23 is his role as director of marketing for SALT.
Carrie Voss '22 completed a PEAK as this year's homecoming chair.
PEAKs can include leadership as an R.A. like Gunnar Aas '22, Hoyum Hall.
Help the environment and get a PEAK at the same time. Lauren Nelson '22 is a sustainability student leader.

Learning + Doing

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Neurochemistry Connections

With an enthusiasm for science, Kate Loidolt ’24 gained experience conducting research with a Concordia grad at Harvard.

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Grounded in Faith

With a passion for political science and community building, Quinn Wrigley '23 sees her courses come to life during an internship at Sen. John Hoeven's office on Capitol Hill.

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