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Every day in the Life of an Admission Counselor: Recruiting Students in NYC

Every day in the Life of an Admission Counselor: Recruiting Students in NYC

Question: Have you seen that movie, Admission with Tina Fey? Is the job really like that?

Yes, I’ve seen that movie. In fact, We watched it on a Virgin America flight a couple of years ago on my way to NYC for one of my recruitment trips (How meta is the fact that?) Tina Fey plays an admission counselor from a highly selective university, and there’s a scene of her doing high school visits that made me giggle a little too difficult in my own aisle seat (ok, fine…it was a middle chair). Tina does vocal that is several and psychs herself up before reciting the same exact presentation about her college several times a day. This week starts my first recruitment trip for the season in New York City, and I’ll be visiting four to five high schools each and every day to chat about the USC experience. Our applicant pool is large and diverse and my applicants’ understanding of USC and the college admission process vary considerably. After are some regarding the places where you will find me meeting students this fall in new york!

1) Visiting High Schools

As you’re completing your Calculus test or operating from Drama or MUN, i am probably within the city on the subway traveling to one of my many school that is high in NYC. Typically, this is the very easiest way to move around the town, but we ended up being once stuck underground for over three hours. If I do not show up for my appointment at your c (suite…)

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Curriculum Strength and Advanced Testing: Do They Matter?

Curriculum Strength and Advanced Testing: Do They Matter?

we became chatting with a mother of a student that is prospective. She raised concerns about our evaluation of rigor and AP/IB/SAT tests that are subject. These questions have recently come up more often and so I thought it might be fitting to address it in a web log. Possibly it’s because AP tests are coming quickly and students are beginning to question when it is worthwhile to simply take the tests.

First, let’s address rigor. The inquiry that is overall to essentially boil down to the:

Are admission counselors in a position to objectively and fairly evaluate the curriculum strength of every student?

In an expressed term, YES. At USC, we’ve among the greatest, if not the largest admission staff of any private university in the nation. Each member is assigned to a domestic or region that is international or both. We take pride in taking care of our territories. Relationships are forged and maintained with high school counselors, parents and students that are prospective. The objective is to have a comprehensive and detail by detail understanding of our territory. We have become conscious of just what an application that is competitive like within its proper context. Finally, you are able to start thinking about us as context specialists. Context is specially crucial in our process. We understand that rigor looks greatly unique and different for every school. Use of educational and extracurricular activities i (suite…)

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