Chipotle? Pizza? Study More Applications?

8:30 AM: we reach my office (lets be truthful, cubicle) to start could work day. We start my outlook, read new e-mails, and react to most of them (some will need some attention that is extra into the day.) I’m very close to finishing my one cup of coffee for the day.

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

9:01 AM: Someone just started talking about fantasy football. As a very first time player, this immediately catches my attention (I happened to be eliminated in the first round of playoffs after spending the whole season as quantity one in my own league of sixteen players…just sayin…) I battle to stay focused but my perseverence is still strong this at the beginning of the morning.

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 (primarily because it is the first thing I see when I start an application.) I then discover academics, including standardized test scores and the history that is academic. Next we’ll look at each of the qualitative aspects: short answer questions, essays, and activity section (helpful hint: always spell out acronyms wherever you use them. We do not know all the programs available in your school or community.) We’ll put the application up with letter of recommendation. Some students will even have information that is additional interview reports, which we’ll always read last. While I’m reading everything, I’ll take notes as I get. Some of us will read the whole application, then make notes, but personally, I enjoy write as I go. We find I’m more thorough that way though it might take a bit longer overall. Generally speaking, my notes will describe each portion I’ve read drawing a conclusion which will help me understand the learning pupil when I come back to the application later.

9:45 AM: we think about when and what I’m likely to eat for lunch.

10:30 AM: Chipotle? Pizza?

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


12:45 PM: straight back to applications….I recognize this student! I met I was visiting a school in Virginia with them when. He told me he was going to publish about program he began at his school…turned out great!

Sometime in the afternoon: we’ll answer the phone, respond to emails as they can be found in (I make an effort to respond to you when I can,) and take a few water breaks.

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

5:00 PM: Time to go home and play with my new puppy. She’s the one within the photo just in case 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 the Admission Center because We am ‘on contact.’ Just What does that mean exactly? Well, about once a month, it’s my responsibility to sit within the admission center, provide the admission presentations, and answer any questions from students who visit. ( it means I have a justification getting Coffee Bean since it’s in the same building.)

8:00 a.m. After getting my café vanilla, I do a quick email scan and check my teeth before you go into the presentation room. Since today is Wednesday, I can give the 8:30 am and 12:30 pm Meet USC presentations. This presentation that is one-hour our most comprehensive program providing you with a USC overview along with informative data on the admission process. Perhaps you’ve been to one! Generally, there is a great deal of questions, mostly from moms and dads, until pupils feel more comfortable (cannot hesitate to inquire of questions, I’m literally there all to talk to you. day)

9:30 a.m. After the presentations are over I’ll go back to the counselor desk and visitors take a tour that is 90-minute a student tour-guide. Our tour guides are incredibly eager and willing to speak to students that are prospective families. I always talk to our trip guides and admission ambassadors. They’re usually very involved students and often reveal about their internships and jobs, so it’s beneficial to hear their perspective. A lot of times, they truly are a big source of information for all of us on current pupil life.

10:00 a.m. Between presentations, I will be typically jumping between talking to prospective students and parents and doing whatever work is needed of me that day. During this particular time associated with the 12 months, that means reviewing applications and answering email messages. Because your specific admission counselor might not be accessible, the counselor assigned to the Admission Center for the day will there be to field any questions. Some times are super busy and a line builds up, other days are light and I can invest a few extra minutes speaking to students, but I’ll constantly make yes to be helpful and response as many questions when I can.

12:00ish. I run outside to grab a quick lunch when I can. The closest options to the Admission Center are all the accepted 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 (when you yourself haven’t tried it, you’re missing out).

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 a line, We’m delighted to aid and respect your privacy, but pupils should understand that this just isn’t an appointment and I likely won’t manage to spend a lot of time in one-on-one conversations away from the desk that is main. If the information is highly relevant to your application and also you wants those reviewing it to help keep it in mind, we will always suggest that you call or email your particular admission therapist.

5:00 p.m. Time to close the Admission Center. Sometimes it is an exhausting day and other times it’s pretty quiet, but either way, being the therapist on contact allows us to be able to interact with students and families and really get to use the ‘counselor’ part of our name. It’s always nice to know you helped someone get an improved understanding of the admission process.

So, ethical of the story: if you have general questions about signing up to USC or your application and you will be on campus, please stop by and see us; we are pleased to assist! In reality, while on contact, it’s our job to aid! However, if there’s something personal you wish to discuss, or you believe you’ll need time for a more explanation that is in-depth discussion, call your admission therapist; they are also thrilled to help and may dedicate the appropriate timeframe to your questions.