Lauren’s Story


Lauren Myers

Growing up in Pennsylvania, I was always surrounded by the Penn State culture. I loved attending football games when I was younger but as I got closer to deciding what college to go to I had it in my head that Penn State was “too big” and because of that I didn’t want to go there. I applied just to see if I would even get in and after getting accepted, part of me immediately flipped a switch and I decided I was going to come here.
As a Graphic Design major, I have had a unique experience when it comes to class sizes. Coming to Penn State I was slightly terrified knowing that at the end of freshman year, only 20 people were accepted into the major. Having a graduating class of 20 people has allowed us to push each other and grow together considering we have almost every class together. The major has presented us with a lot of opportunities to prepare us for the real world and although there have been many late nights at studio and many challenges it has been such a rewarding experience.
Over 3 years later and this massive school school feels tiny. Everywhere you go, you will most likely see someone you know or recognize. As I got more involved in Homecoming and THON, I’ve met friends that have become family. Being involved helped me make the school a home and also helped me grow as a person and truly taught me to be myself. Freshman year, I never would have thought I would be where I am today. I am so grateful for the opportunities that Penn State has given me and I cannot wait to see what senior year holds and to continue to shape my Penn State story.