A Continued Conversation with a Soon-to-be Audiologist {Graduate Student Journeys}
SLP Graduate Student and CFY Stories
SLP Graduate Student and CFY Stories
A Continued Conversation with a Soon-to-be Audiologist {Graduate Student Journeys}
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Download the shownotes or full transcript of the conversation.

Listen to Part 1 of our conversation with Jordan, “Thoughts of a Soon-to-be Audiologist and Her Powerful Mindset”


Catch up in a part two with Jordan McLaren, who graduated from St. Cloud State University December 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Psychology. Jordan catches us up on everything she’s accomplished since receiving her diploma, discussing how she’s preparing for grad school interviews, what organizations she’s been keeping busy with, and how she’s staying organized with so much on her plate.

Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. You just finished your undergraduate program in December, and you’re currently waiting to hear back from graduate schools. Have you heard anything yet?
  2. What specific strategies have you been using to prepare for grad school interviews? What resources have you been using?
  3. Have you read anything about what questions you might be asked during grad school interviews?
  4. What are your views on the impact the pandemic has had on speech-language pathologists?
  5. Tell us how you balance a full-time job with school, and how you stay organized.
  6. You are an undergraduate student, and you are co-president of the Executive Committee for Minnesota Future Professionals. That is unusual for someone of undergraduate status. How did you get that?

Quote Of The Conversation

“There’s always going to be a population that needs your help — that needs your love and your kindness. But you also need to do that for yourself. You are included in that population.”
– Jordan McLaren

Jordan McLareren

Jordan McLaren

Speech-Language Pathology Student, St. Cloud State Graduate

Jordan McLaren just graduated from St. Cloud State University this fall with a Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Psychology. She served as co-president of SCSU’s NSSLHA chapter, and is the audiology student representative on the executive board for the Future Professionals Committee. Jordan has a love for Audiology and traveling, and she plans to work with pediatric cochlear implant recipients in a medical setting upon graduation.


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March 23, 2021

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