Top 5 Things Admission Counselors Do On The Road



During 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 back-up cameras. During this time around, we’m hardly ever at my desk, we’m meeting a great deal of awesome students, and learning about the cool and exciting things students are doing. Nevertheless when i am not on an airplane or at the leasing automobile counter, right here’s what I’m probably doing…

  1. Interviews and Receptions and High School visits

Check your senior high 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’ll additionally be doing Discover USC presentations on campus and through the entire United States and abroad.

  1. Hoarding Pens

If there clearly was one thing you should bring with that you senior high school visit, it’s a pen. We shall provide one thing to write on, but we do not provide something to write with. We give some pretty information that is useful these visits, so it is generally helpful to write down a few notes. Last week I visited schools in southern Virginia. I started the week with about ten extra pens and ended with two.

  1. Answering questions

We fork out a lot of time questions that are answering we travel (and really through the entire year.) But, whenever our company is on the highway, this is our central mission. We you will need to answer all associated with the relevant question you have while we are in your area. SO, the best piece of advice I can provide you is ASK YOUR QUESTIONS. It is also more straightforward to respond to questions when we are standing in front of you then to email us later.

  1. Sitting in my automobile

We sit in my own car…a lot… often it feels like I spend more time within my car than I do in the specific senior high school. Often I’ll check Facebook (i am old) or Snapchat, and make some funny updates with the new filters (lately the bunny is the best.) Inevitably I end up sitting in my own car much longer than I should as I’m (still) listening to Hamilton and trying out my best (browse worst) rap skills. That reminds me! Anyone filling out the Quick Takes yet? Remember, brief, sweet, and just be YOU! This is not a trick.

  1. 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 learn about where you reside. Understanding where you come from, helps us understand your application. We need to get a feel for the community and experience that which you encounter on a basis that is daily. We tried an incredible Greek place last week that has been in an entirely random location…thanks Yelp!