After spending a semester at a college in Massachusetts, Lauren Tamposi knew she wanted to be part of a more close-knit campus community with smaller class sizes—and decided to transfer to Rivier University.
“I knew I could better balance my academics and athletics at a smaller Division III school,” says the Rivier women’s soccer player of her decision to transfer.
Lauren, a commuter student who lives in Hollis, N.H., has played on the women’s soccer team for three seasons and has found her participation in athletics to be a perfect complement to the “great business program” and her overall Rivier experience. She was selected as the Raider Female Student-Athlete of the Month for September 2013, and has had an outstanding final season.
The service component of the Rivier curriculum has also contributed to what Lauren feels has been a well-rounded education. She is currently volunteering at The Hunt Community in Nashua through Rivier’s service learning program, and says she enjoys working with the many interesting people she meets and hearing the residents’ stories.
“Rivier has given me the confidence and many opportunities to become involved in the Nashua community, and has instilled in me an understanding of why service is important,” Lauren says.
Among the many memories she has made during her time at Rivier, she says her favorite is the women’s soccer trip to Europe in August 2013, where she enjoyed traveling with her teammates and touring some of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Academically, Lauren says her professors have made all the difference in the educational experience she has received.
“I value the individual attention I have gotten from my professors,” she says. “I know they really want me to succeed and have been very supportive of my career goals.”
Lauren plans to move to Southern California after graduating in December 2013 to pursue a career in marketing or management in the action sports industry. Looking back on her Rivier experience, she knows she made the right choice for herself and her future.
“Rivier has been such a great fit for me both academically and athletically,” she says. “I couldn't be happier with the experience I have had.”