ï»¿Top 5 Things Admission Counselors Do On The Road
During the fall of each school year, I travel…a lot. We wake up early, catch flights across the nation, and search the Hertz parking lot for rental cars with backup cameras. During this time around, I’m hardly ever at my desk, I’m meeting tons of awesome students, and learning about the cool and exciting things pupils are doing. But when I’m not on an airplane or at the car that is rental, right here’s exactly what I’m probably doing…
Check your senior school’s hallways for our visit posters. You should see our poster outside your counseling office if we are coming to your school over the next couple of weeks. We will also be doing Discover USC presentations on campus and throughout the United States and abroad.
- Hoarding Pens
If there clearly was something you should bring with you a school that is high, it’s a pen. We will offer you something to write on, but we do not give you one thing to compose with. We give some pretty useful information at these visits, so it is generally useful to jot down a few notes. Last week I visited schools in southern Virginia. I started the week with about ten pens that are extra ended with two.
- Responding to questions
We spend a lot of time questions that are answering we travel (and really through the entire year.) But, whenever we are on the road, this is our central mission. We make an effort to respond to all of the relevant question you have while we are in your area. SO, the piece that is best of advice I can offer you is ASK YOUR QUESTIONS. It is also simpler to answer questions when we are standing in front of you then to later email us.
- Sitting in my own car
We sit within my car…a lot… Sometimes it feels than I do in the actual high school like I spend more time in my car. Often I’ll check Facebook (I’m old) or Snapchat, and make some updates that are funny the brand new filters (recently the bunny is the best.) Inevitably I wind up sitting in my car much longer than I should as I’m (still) listening to Hamilton and trying down my most useful (read worst) rap skills. That reminds me! Anybody filling out of the Quick Takes yet? Remember, brief, sweet, and just be YOU! This isn’t trick.
- Consuming local but drinking Starbucks
Have any good restaurant recommendations that aren’t Chipotle? Send them our way! We love to explore urban centers and discover about where your home is. Understanding where you come from, helps us understand the application. We need to get a feel for the community and experience what you encounter on a basis that is daily. We tried a phenomenal Greek place last week which was in a totally random location…thanks Yelp!