Margot Peterson ’10 arrived at Concordia from the suburbs of Chicago. She expected to study music and then move on to the next adventure.
Those plans changed as she became part of a growing statistic – a college student who comes to the community for an education and stays for the opportunities.
Today, Peterson has a full-time job with the largest healthcare organization in the region and has started her own business with two other Cobbers.
“It’s really the perfect place to do this,” Peterson says. “There are so many good connections here.”
Peterson graduated with a major in sociology and a minor in child and family studies. When she met her husband, Mike, she decided to stay in the Fargo- Moorhead community.
She first took a job as a preschool teacher and then transitioned to a role at HERO, a nonprofit organization that recycles healthcare equipment. While there, she rediscovered a love for writing, something she enjoyed during her liberal arts education at Concordia.
This led to a job at Sanford Health, where she has been the internal communications strategist for more than a year.
“I really found the job because of connections,” Peterson says. “Fargo-Moorhead is the type of community where you recognize people and they recognize you. That makes a difference when you’re job searching.”
She makes it a priority to interact with people who have similar interests. And she’s amazed at the different ways one can get involved in the community, whether it’s church, theatre or choir.
Connections with Max Kringen '11 and Gia Rassier '10 led to the start of Tellwell. The founders of the emerging social media agency are excited to see what they can do as a team.
And Peterson has no plans to leave. She and her husband recently purchased what they hope will be their forever home in nearby West Fargo.
“It feels like home,” she says.