They say if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. I wholeheartedly agree with that.
I could talk for days about what I’m lovin’ in Cobberville. I love the fact that “Cobber” is Yiddish for ‘comrade’ and 20th century Australian slang for ‘long time friend or companion,’ and that those definitions perfectly match this college’s atmosphere. I love that my least favorite thing about this school is how much I want/am enticed to be involved in EVERYTHING. I love that people here call me Georgia. I love my softball team, all my fellow athletes, my musically-inclined friends, my classes, my professors, the adventures, the squirrels, the FOOD – all of it.
And I love that it’s my job to talk about all of it.
Working with Admissions as a Student Ambassador has been one of the coolest parts about being here at Concordia. Great doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling I have when I call prospective students, or send them a postcard, or host them here at the school. They’re always asking me how I ‘ended up’ in Moorhead, Minnesota, of all places. My standard response is that I spun a globe and just pointed – “Hmm, guess I’m going to school somewhere in North Dakota. Or is that Minnesota? My finger’s right on the border..” – which is a fun ice breaker for when I go into why I’m actually here: It’s an awesome place to be.
Along with sharing the fabulousness of Concordia, I really enjoy just getting to know people. I have a blast with all of my fellow Ambassadors and talking life with everyone who works the perks of the Welcome Center – one of which, I learned today, is signing a dog’s cast. I actually feel really uncomfortable not talking to someone who’s chilling in the waiting area. I like hearing what potential Niblets and Niblettes (my nicknames for prospies) are interested in. I like sharing stories and a bowl of mixed ‘puppy chow’ with Ashley and my hall-mates, chatting with Conner over the phone about how ridiculous it is when umpires make a bad call because they’re out of position on the field, and even discovering why someone is so excited to be going somewhere other than here.
I love sharing what makes me smile, and Conco definitely makes me smile. And if you spend even a little time here, you’ll find I’m not the only one who feels that it’s always a great day to be a Cobber!