Chipotle? Pizza? Study More Applications?

8:30 AM: we reach my office (lets be truthful, cubicle) to start out my work day. I open my outlook, read new e-mails, and react to nearly all of them (some will need some attention that is extra within the day.) I’m very close to finishing my one walk for the afternoon.

8:45-9:00 AM: I open three windows: 1) the internet, 2) our very own USC internal database, and 3) my grade point average (GPA) calculator. We utilze the internet to see the Common Application, our database to help keep documents of everything, and simply because it sounds, the GPA calculator to calculate GPAs. I’m always happy once I see a total educational history. USC asks candidates to record their classes and grades by topic (English, mathematics, foreign language, social sciences etc…) therefore so it’s easy to see the classes a student took in ninth through eleventh grade. I can also see the grades in a clear and way that is organized. I begin reading applications.

9:01 AM: Someone just started discussing fantasy football. This immediately catches my attention (I was eliminated in the first round of playoffs after spending the entire season as number one in my league of sixteen players…just sayin…) I struggle to stay focused but my will power is still strong this early in the morning as a first time player.

9:02 AM 12:00 PM: I continue reading… the thing that is first look at in a pupil’s application is their first and second choice major (mainly because oahu is the first thing I see when we start an application.) I then browse academics, including standardized test scores and the history that is academic. Next we’ll view every one of the qualitative aspects: short answer questions, essays, and activity section (helpful hint: always spell out acronyms wherever you utilize them. We do not know most of the programs available in your school or community.) We’ll put the application up with letter of recommendation. Some students will also have additional information or interview reports, which we’ll always read last. While I’m reading everything, I’ll make notes as we get. A number of us will read the application that is whole then take down notes, but personally, I enjoy write as I go. I find I’m more thorough that real means even though it might have a bit longer general. Generally speaking, my notes will describe each portion i have read drawing a conclusion that can help me understand the pupil when I get back to the application later on.

9:45 AM: I think about when and the things I’m likely to eat for meal.

10:30 AM: Chipotle? Pizza?

11:30 AM: Or should I be healthier and eat a salad? Decisions decisions….


12:45 PM: back to applications…. this pupil is acquiesced by me! We met I was visiting a school in Virginia with them when. He told me he was going to write about a scheduled program he started at their school…turned out great!

Sometime within the afternoon: we’ll answer the phone, react to emails as they appear in (I try to respond to you once I can,) and take a few water breaks.

4:00/30 I’ll try to wrap up reading applications for your day and spend the final hour doing whatever else needs tending to (like writing this web site.) Sometimes I’ll have a meeting in the or afternoon so this portion of my day can vary in timing morning. But on a typical day, I invest this time around at the end.

5:00 PM: Time for you to go play and home with my new puppy. She’s the one within the photo in the event you were wondering! 🙂

Counselor on Contact

It’s Wednesday morning and I’m arriving to work. Instead of going to my office, I head to your Admission Center because I am ‘on contact.’ Just What does which means that exactly? Well, about once a it’s my responsibility to sit in the admission center, give the admission presentations, and answer any questions from students who drop by month. ( it means I have a justification to obtain Coffee Bean since it’s in identical building.)

8:00 a.m. After grabbing my café vanilla, I really do an email that is quick and check my teeth before going into the presentation room. Since is Wednesday, I will give the 8:30 am and 12:30 pm Meet USC presentations today. This presentation that is one-hour our most comprehensive program providing you with a USC overview as well as informative data on the admission process. Perchance you’ve been to one! Generally, there will be a great deal of concerns, mostly from parents, until pupils feel more comfortable (do not forget to inquire of questions, I’m literally there all to talk for your requirements. day)

9:30 a.m. After the presentations are over I’ll go back to the counselor desk and guests have a tour that is 90-minute a student tour-guide. Our trip guides are incredibly eager and prepared to talk to students that are prospective families. I always speak to our trip guides and admission ambassadors. They’re usually really students that are involved often reveal about their internships and projects, so that it’s beneficial to hear their perspective. Lots of times, they are a big supply of information for us on current student life.

10:00 a.m. Between presentations, I will be typically jumping between talking to students that are prospective parents and doing whatever work is needed of me personally that day. That means reviewing applications and answering emails during this particular time of the year. Because your particular admission counselor might not be available, the therapist assigned to the Admission Center for the time is there to field any concerns. Some days are super busy and a line builds up, other days are light and I can invest several minutes that are extra to students, but I’ll constantly make certain to be helpful and response as many concerns as I can.

12:00ish. When I can, I run outside to grab a quick lunch. The closest choices to the Admission Center are all the places in the Tutor Campus Center like Lemonade, Panda Express and Seeds Marketplace. Today, I think I’ll go with Lemonade’s avocado and tomato salad and some pesto pasta (it, you’re missing out) if you haven’t tried.

3:00 p.m. during the counselor desk, every once in a while, students will ask me if we can talk privately. If there’s not really a line, I’m happy to greatly help and respect your confidentiality, but students should understand that this just isn’t an appointment and I likely won’t manage to spend considerable time in one-on-one conversations away from the main desk. If the information is highly relevant to your application and you also would like those reviewing it to keep it in mind, we will always recommend that you call or email your certain admission counselor.

5:00 p.m. Time to close the Admission Center. Sometimes it’s a day that is exhausting other times it’s pretty quiet, but either way, being the therapist on contact allows us a chance to interact with students and families and really get to utilize the ‘counselor’ part of our name. It’s always nice to learn you helped someone get a much better comprehension of the admission process.

So, moral of the tale: us; we are happy to help if you have general questions about applying to USC or your application and you’ll be on campus, please stop by and see! In reality, while on contact, it’s our job to simply help! However, if there’s something private you wish to discuss, or you believe you will need time for the more in-depth explanation or conversation, call your admission counselor; they’re also thrilled to assist and will dedicate the appropriate timeframe to your questions.

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