Name: Lauren Berman
Hometown: Greenville, S.C.
Year in School: Junior
Minor: Hospitality, Resort, and Tourism Management
Now in her second year as a resident adviser, it takes a couple minutes of reflection to remember the time when Lauren Berman wasn’t an involved Coastal student but rather a high school senior looking for her college destination. Before she was managing a floor of freshmen students and making memories as a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma, Lauren was a Greenville teen trying to chart her future. However, uncertainty shifted to clarity the moment she stepped foot on campus.
When Lauren went on her tour it was obvious that CCU was for her, remarking that she “fell in love” with the campus. She quickly seized opportunities to get involved and her passion for being a Chanticleer grew.
“CCU has really become a place I can call home; a place I can be myself,” Lauren says while mentioning that she has grown as an individual.
A person who tries to learn not just from her own experiences but those of others, Lauren has a genuine love for people, remarking that her perfect job will allow her to “interact with a lot of different faces every day.” That “perfect job” will hopefully come in advertising. A junior marketing student with a minor in hospitality, resort, and tourism management, she would like to possibly work for a large hotel chain.
But for now, she is focused on being a student. Lauren wants to succeed in her classes, bring her University Housing community together and thrive in her sorority. As someone who cares deeply for her fellow students, especially the new ones, she has this advice:
“Put yourself out there and get to know as many people as possible. Get involved as much as you can because you only go to college once."
Great advice, Lauren. Thanks for making #TEALnation better!
Q&A with Lauren
How did you hear about Coastal?: I heard about Coastal from a neighbor. When I was researching universities I mentioned I wanted to go to a school that was not too big or small, and where my professors knew my name. He told me he went to CCU.
Why did you come to Coastal?: I chose Coastal because the minute I walked on campus I fell in love. The campus was so beautiful and everyone I encountered was helpful and had smiles on their faces. Coastal also offered my major.
Favorite professor: Jennifer Calhoun, Ph.D.
Favorite class: Intro to Hospitality and Tourism
Favorite aspect of Coastal?: My favorite part of Coastal is the atmosphere. You see the same friendly faces on a daily basis but you get to interact with so many different people.
Favorite aspect of living in the Conway/Myrtle Beach area?: The weather! I love how it is a walking campus and I can enjoy the activities I love mostly all year.
Clubs/Intramurals/other extracurricular activities involved in?: I am a resident adviser for University Housing and a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma
Do you work anywhere currently (either on or off campus)?: Yes. I am an office assistant in the College of Education and I help with marketing for Aramark.
Plans after graduation?: After graduation I want to work for a hotel chain or do advertising for a big company.
What are your hobbies?: I love to hang with friends, play tennis and go shopping.
Bonus Info: I am friendly and I love to talk!