Wartburg prepared me for life after college

NAME: Bailey Lambert 
CLASS YEAR: 2019
HOMETOWN: Hanover, Indiana
MAJOR: Social work

INVOLVEMENT ON CAMPUS: Scholars program, Adopt-a-Grandparent, service trip leader, Social Work Club,

HOW DID YOU DECIDE ON YOUR MAJOR: I chose social work because I knew I wanted to go into a field where I could work, interact, and help people every day.

DID YOU DO ANY INTERNSHIPS WHILE AT WARTBURG: My freshman year I did an internship at King’s Daughters’ Health in Madison, Indiana. Then, my junior year I interned at Lutheran Community Care in Adelaide, Australia. My senior year I spent time at People’s Community Health Clinic in Waterloo, Iowa. 

HOW DID WARTBURG PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR NEXT STEP: Wartburg gave me the knowledge, tools, and confidence to advance in my classes while being prepared for life after Wartburg.

DID YOU DO ANY RESEARCH AT WARTBURG: I administered and analyzed surveys for a summer lunch and enrichment program in Waverly, the Explorers Club. From these surveys, we were able to offer recommendations for program improvement. My senior year, I researched transportation to medical appointments in rural Iowa as assisted with managed care organization transportation. 

Bailey Lambert

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU COULD DO BEFORE COMING TO WARTBURG: I never would have imagined in my first three years of college I would have the opportunity to travel to four continents. 

WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT CAMPUS LIFE : I loved working at the information desk and having the opportunity to meet/build relationships with faculty and staff and people new to the Wartburg community.

WHY WAS WARTBURG WORTH IT: Wartburg gave me a family away from home, memories, adventures, and an education that I will cherish forever.