Meet Steven Olmer

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Tell us a little bit about yourself and where you are from.

- I grew up in Humphrey, Ne (pop. 780) and love to be outdoors.

What made you choose Forest Institute over other institutions?

- I chose Forest over other institutions because of all the real-life experience I gain from seeing clients at the Murney Clinic.

How does this program compare to your expectations?

- It provided me with more interaction with teachers than I expected.

What surprised you the most about Forest?

- I was most surprised by the level of help and encouragement everyone offered in the Marriage and Family Therapy track.

Are there any particular challenges you’ve encountered?

- The biggest challenge I’ve encountered is finding a balance between school and recreation.

Do you recall a funny story about your experience at Forest?

- I would have to say the time that the grill started on fire when we were having a cookout at Forest was pretty interesting.

Do you have any "words of wisdom” for individuals considering graduate school (or your chosen concentration)?

- Try as many different concentrations and clubs as you can. Finding which one you feel comfortable in makes a big difference and helps keep things interesting.

What do you like most about living in Springfield, Missouri?

- The people in Springfield are genuinely kind and polite. Also there are plenty of nature trails to explore.

What is your favorite restaurant in Springfield?

- Hemmingway's

What is the one thing everyone should do in Springfield, and why?

- Enjoy the all of the parks and explore the paths!

Best thing to do on a cheap date in Springfield?

- On one of my first dates with my fiance who is also going to Forest we went to Bass Pro Shop and just wandered around.