A in th<span id="more-5256"></span>e Life: Visiting High Schools day

Hello world! As a member that is new of weblog group, we am so excited to fairly share numerous of my day-to-day experiences as an Assistant Director of Admission at USC. When I keep in touch with my friends and household about my job, they often ask questions like ‘what do you do on an everyday foundation?’ or ‘do you have actually to work in the summer?’ I’m hoping that through my monthly additions to this web log, you’ll get a much better idea of what we do each and every day as admission counselors.

So let’s focus on today’s. This i woke up at the Courtyard Marriott in Vienna, VA morning. My visit that is first began 7:45 am. That might sound early for some, reasonable to others, but we can let you know, this morning at 7:45 am, we ended up being tired (7:45 am in VA feels like 3:45 am in CA…oy.) You see, my journey from Los Angeles was designed to arrive at Reagan National Airport at 3:43 pm yesterday (to be precise.) But instead, due to a cockpit that is wet (I kid you maybe not,) my journey was delayed three hours. Luckily, my first school visit today constantly has coffee waiting I was especially appreciative today (Thanks Sheila! for me, and) I visit, at this school it’s a different format which consists mostly of me answering questions although I usually give about a 30 minute presentation to students when. Thankfully the learning students came prepared. They asked great questions and I also think I just stuttered a times that are few.

I had a while to kill before my second visit and luckily found a Peet’s Coffee on my way. I stopped for a few morning meal and a coffee refill. In a world that is perfect arrive about 10 mins just before a visit, but frequently i am about 15 to 20 minutes early. Fortunately, my car’s atmosphere conditioning kept me cool while I consumed my bagel and drank my latte. I was also able to chat with some counselors which is always a highlight of my day today. University counselors are always full of information regarding students, their schools, and usually life in general. In addition reminds me of my high school times where We spent a complete lot of time on my counselor’s couch.

Just How coffee that is many are you able to find in this picture?

My visit that is third today to a school I’ve never visited prior to. There were about eight students present plus one was even using a USC t-shirt. This student, let’s call him Brandon, explained about his recent visit to campus so we’d a moment to gush over how pretty USC is. I enjoy sharing common USC experiences with students, specially whenever I’m away from home.

Finally, between my third and fourth see this early morning, I was able to grab a 6′ veggie delight as I drove to the following highschool. Upon checking in, my picture from last year’s see appeared in their computer, a fantastic reminder of the relationships we continue to create at each school.

After my fifth and final go to today, we returned to my resort, debriefed my time by means of notes and headed to the closest Starbucks to catch through to some work. My instinct that is first is https://shmoop.pro/ to test my email. Oh look! I obtained an email from Brandon I mentioned thanking me for my visit and asking a question about something. Love when that occurs!

I am hoping to fulfill many of you as I continue my travels! If there’s other things you intend to know about our experiences visiting your high school, please feel free to leave questions in the comment section and I shall do my better to make contact with you quickly!

Fight In!

Mythbuster: I need to show the admission counselors that USC is my top choice

The Myth: Attending university fairs, visits and tours will increase my chances of admission.

The Verdict: Not at USC.

Every August that is late/early, you can find 5 or so emails in my inbox each and every morning with all the topic ‘Introduction to USC.’ These emails usually have a similar format that is general. ‘Hello Jessica- simply wished to tell you I play baseball and I can’t wait to apply to USC that I go to ABC High School. I have always wished to be described as a student in the Marshall School of company.’ Ok great, but exactly what am we supposed to say? Good fortune with your baseball season? Every winter, I have similar emails with the subject ‘Update.’ Students tell me personally how their first semester went, they got the role that is lead the spring musical, and that USC is still their very first option. Awesome, but chances are I currently saw your senior year grades (or will soon).

At USC, we don’t monitor a student’s interest outside of this actual application for admission decision purposes. Going to our programs is a wonderful solution to discover more about USC, but going to an event or sending e-mails like those I described will not increase your chances of admission to your university.

As admission counselors, it really is true with any help you may need that we are your main contact as you go through the admission process at USC and we are happy to assist you. However, students only benefit from trying to us if they have specific questions- especially questions to which they can’t find the clear answer on the web. I think pupils often confuse this role and make the assumption us and initiate a conversation in order to have a shot at admission that they HAVE to email.

So how will you show us you’re enthusiastic about USC? Instead of investing your time emailing us with updates, it is in your absolute best interest to use the period to function on your response to the application question ‘Describe your academic interest and how you want to pursue them at USC.’ You should talk about specific resources and opportunities you want to take advantage of at USC. in place of emailing us your list of activities, fill down the Activity Summary completely. A thoughtful and very carefully assembled application stands out even more than an introduction e-mail or an invite to coffee.

Bear in mind that some educational schools may track demonstrated interest. Some colleges may expect all students to reach away to them, while other people may expect students within the area that is local check out campus. The notion of demonstrated interest differs, if it is factored into an admission decision so you should always ask a school if and how they track interest and.

At the end of the day, we do want to see that you’re interested in USC and that you will be seriously considering being a student here. The simplest way for you yourself to articulate this interest is throughout your application.