This is my last week at Tufts. Over three years I’ve written advice, shared musings, and participated in a hearty amount of hijinx (also, alliteration). You all have allowed an admissions blog to be an honest and fun space which, frankly, few thought possible. I’m humbled to have had the chance to interact with so many of you over the years.
After May 1st, life slows down in the world of admissions. Wandering around the office, I see lots of people with headphones. So, being the curious person I am, I asked my colleagues to share 5+ songs they’re listening to this summer.
For many, this month has been agony of no longer wondering if colleges want you, but deciding where you want to go. It’s an uncomfortable “tables turning” moment for everyone (Admissions Officers don’t care to be rejected either). For some, the decision was clear. Whether it was Tufts or not, I’m happy for you. For the rest of you, the soundtrack in your head may sound something like, “I’m between Tufts and...[insert school].”
It turns out that today, Saturday, is March 15th. The english enthusiasts among you may recognize this as the "Ides of March." You may or may not know that Dean Coffin is an english enthusiast.
Pretty much anything that has complexity, intensity, high stakes, and a ticking clock piques my interest. Finding elements of these in life is easy but few combine them as elegantly as Netflix’s House of Cards. I recently finished season 2 (rest assured, no spoilers coming) and the timing is apropos as my office begins the very real, living, and breathing process of admissions committee.