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Meet Carl Turner


Inspired by his dad’s studies in the U.S. and his mother’s American employer, Carl Turner decided to study in the United States. “I’m most excited about the people I will meet and the friendships I will build. I believe that my time a Wake Forest will be a life-changing event.”

What movie has been influential in your life and why?
I’ll always remember the movie “How the Grinch stole Christmas,” which I saw when I was seven years old. The Grinch spends a lot of time making a lovely Christmas present, but is then bullied and teased by his peers. This scene had a lasting impression on me. I strongly felt for him and suddenly understood the need to respect others.

If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
I would’ve loved to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Not only is Berlin my hometown, but the Wall had such a monumental impact on the lives of so many people, including my family.

What are you looking forward to pursing at Wake Forest?
I am excited about the opportunity to have an entrepreneurship minor. I have been interested in having my own business since I was a little kid and I expect to get more insights into how to start and run a business.

I’m also very interested in joining the student government. I have some valuable experience from high school when I represented the student body.

What would the title of your autobiography be?
“Carlchen,” which means “Little Carl.” My bio would be about how in my family’s eyes, I’ll always be “Carlchen.” Even when my life is going in extraordinary directions, I’ll still be the person I was when I was young.

Why are you and Wake Forest a good match?
My passions are business, economics and entrepreneurship, and Wake Forest offers great courses and opportunities in that field. My dream has always been to study at an excellent college in the U.S., a college that cares about its students, and that is the case with Wake Forest.

Imagine yourself in four years at graduation. What will you be thinking?
WOW – this was great!