It's that time of year again! Now that this year's current class is all settled in, it's time for admissions counselors to hit the road. You can take about 5 seconds to breath before you're thrown into another season of the admissions cycle. Traveling to high schools, college fairs, and admissions events can be an incredibly rewarding, if exhausting, experience. Make sure you're using this time to not only connect individually with prospective students, but to connect those prospects to your current students.
We got the chance to speak with some high school guidance counselors at NACAC last month, and they consistently told us that the most impactful experiences their students had during the college search was the chance to speak with a current student at the school they were looking into. Some schools are lucky enough to have ambassadors do some fall travel with them. For those of you who can't, how are you connecting those students you meet on the road with the students that are back in your office?