Trinity Simmons, who is graduating with a BA in accounting this May, grew up attending small-sized grammar and middle schools, and was part of a small International Baccalaureate (IB) program during junior and senior years in high school. Because of that background, she says, “I had grown accustomed to having hands-on learning opportunities, as well as individual attention from teachers and advisors.” Concordia-Chicago ended up being the perfect fit for her because of small class sizes the University offers.

This spring, Trinity was recognized for both Excellence in Academics and Excellence in Leadership by the College of Business. “The COB professors certainly made my CUC experience memorable. Whenever I needed additional guidance for specific assignments or projects, my professors made themselves readily available,” she says. “I have had faculty members offer additional office hours to assist in my learning process. I am profoundly grateful for the amount of access provided. These types of actions have shown how much my professors genuinely care about me and my learning experience.”

Very soon, Trinity is looking forward to applying her newly gained classroom knowledge into the “real world” of business. “Thanks to the Career Services department, I had the opportunity to intern with an accounting firm located in downtown Chicago,” she says. “After a successful internship experience, I received a full-time offer to begin working directly after graduation this summer.”

Trinity Simmons