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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Leading a Life of Service

Grounded in the value of giving back, this year’s Orientation Chair describes how his Concordia experience allows him to positively influence his community both on and off campus.

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Transferring Talents

Everything "clicked" for transfer student Greta Almlie '24 when she toured Concordia during the pandemic. Now, she's actively involved in planning campus events and has an internship at the Scheels Corporate Office.

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