That is the number of applications/files I have read over the last 3 months for the University of Delaware for students applying for admission.
It was intense. It was draining. It was a feat squeezing it all in. It was morning reading @ 5AM & late nights until 11PM.
I read inspiring essays & learned about students doing more in their first 18 years than I have done in my life.
After that many essays, my top DOs & DON'Ts:
*Don't quote the Miriam Webster Dictionary more than once in an essay.
*Don't drop the 'F' word in your essay.
*Don't quote Kenny Chesney, Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson or Nickelback.
*No hashtags necessary.
*Send me a thought-provoking question & answer it to inspire me to look at a situation from a new perspective.
*Share a snapshot of your life. Don't send me your life story.
I'll leave my laugh-out-loud moments to share with you in person....
I also have had a bit of travel through January & February.
This would be the main gathering room of The Grauer School in San Diego - AKA surfboard & scuba gear storage. Because didn't you take surf lessons as part of your high school curriculum?
That's me. Leading some really talented, well-to-do parents thru a Case Study:
I also embarked on our RACC [Regional Admissions Counselors of California] Northern California Counselor Appreciation Week in January. 45 recruiters hosting a series of breakfast & lunch programs -- getting caught in traffic -- making each other laugh -- putting on our best smiles after 12 hour days.
|Sunrise in Palo Alto, CA. Why not have a college fair @ 6AM?|
|My colleagues: Ed [Lafayette], Julio [Miami] & Ariana [Franklin - Switzerland]|
|Tracee [Christian Brothers] & Amanda [William Woods] |
Sometimes we color to keep ourselves sane after hearing the same presentation 45 times.
|Just wishing I could see more of San Fran than just traffic.|
|Case Study @ Dougherty Valley High School|
|Great crowd at Cardinal Newman High School|
|Great gift at Cardinal Newman High School. ;)|
|Unofficial RACC Stripe Day|
Mandy [Wyoming], Me, Liz [Samford], Christina [Oregon State]