I love meeting new people and also talking to strangers… maybe that’s why I love admissions? New people become new friends and the cycle continues. This year I’m hoping to meet new friends all over the Southeast and Southern California. This year you’ll see me in Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, and Southern California (Orange County). People ask how do we schedule travel, well this image is stage one… plan a route. I was the kid in elementary school who loved color coding things - not particularly like synesthesia, where you see colors as numbers, but visually as an art major it just makes sense to me.
Second, I plan high school visits to meet new friends. Finally, if I’m lucky, which being 5’6” means in a Leprechaun type of way, I get to do evening programs for the entire community. This year I’m doing an interactive application workshop titled “Who Gets In and Why: The Selective Admissions Process” in/near 4 cities!!! I’m excited because it gives you a chance to see behind the curtain of admissions and see how we actually read the applications. Here are the four places and a blurb about the program:
Greenville, SC on Thursday, September 6th (http://admissions.tufts.edu/app-workshop-greenville/)
New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, September 12th (http://admissions.tufts.edu/app-workshop-new-orleans/)
Orange County (Newport Coast), CA on Tuesday, September 18th (http://admissions.tufts.edu/RSVP)
Birmingham, AL on Wednesday, September 26th (http://admissions.tufts.edu/app-workshop-birmingham/)
“Who Gets In and Why: The Selective Admissions Process is an application workshop for all students, families and counselors interested in the selective admission process. During this presentation, the essential pieces of six applicants to Tufts will be presented to you and you will be guided through the process of making decisions about who to admit and who to deny. To prepare you for this, Tufts will present an adaptation of our internal training for new application readers that will instruct you on the admissions process and how applications are evaluated. The presentation is free and open to anyone who wants to attend.”