Top 5 Things Admission Counselors Do On The Road
Throughout the fall of each school year, I travel…a great deal. I wake up early, catch flights across the country, 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 students are doing. But when I’m not on an airplane or at the rental car countertop, here’s what I’m probably doing…
- Interviews and Receptions and High School visits
Check your senior high school’s hallways for our visit posters. If we’re coming to your school over the next little while you should see our poster outside your guidance workplace. We will also be doing Discover USC presentations on campus and throughout the United States and abroad.
- Hoarding Pens
If there is certainly one thing you should bring with you a school that is high, it’s a pen. We shall provide one thing to write in, but we don’t give you something to write with. We give some pretty useful information at these visits, so it’s generally helpful to jot down a few notes. Last i visited schools in southern Virginia week. I started the week with about ten extra pens and ended with two.
- Answering questions
We fork out a lot of time questions that are answering we travel (and really through the entire year.) But, when we have been on the highway, this is our central mission. We you will need to respond to all for the relevant question you have while we are in your area. SO, the best piece of advice I can provide you is ASK YOUR ISSUES. It is also simpler to answer questions when we are standing in front side of you then to email us later.
- Sitting in my car
I sit within my car…a lot… often it feels like I spend more time within my car than I do in the actual senior high school. Often I’ll check Facebook (i am old) or Snapchat, and make some funny updates with this new filters (lately the bunny is my personal favorite.) Inevitably I become sitting in my own car longer than I should as I’m (still) playing Hamilton and trying out my most readily useful (read worst) rap skills. That reminds me! Anyone filling out of the Quick Takes yet? Remember, brief, sweet, and just be YOU! This is not a trick.
- Consuming local but drinking Starbucks
Have any good restaurant recommendations that aren’t Chipotle? Send them our way! We want to explore metropolitan areas and learn about where you live. Understanding where you come from, helps us understand the application. We would like to get a feel for your community and experience what you experience on a basis that is daily. I tried a great place that is greek week that has been in a completely random location…thanks Yelp!