Admissions Counselor - Campus Visit Coordinator
Manage UCI's campus visit structure and help prospective students with their applications to the university.
My work combines:
Day to Day
On a typical day, I attend meetings and presentations. I draft budgets and agendas for events and have lots of personal interactions with students. Additionally, I oversee the front desk of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and answer nuanced admissions-related questions.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Being able to talk to large crowds and individuals with equal ease is crucial. Guest service skills and being able to say "no" nicely are also important. Empathy is a required quality because applying to college is stressful and it helps to be able to put yourself in the student's shoes.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
I would recommend undergraduate students try to work in Student Affairs as much as possible. It's important to network and build relations to get your foot in the door, because you never know who will be able to help you find a job.
My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:
Psychology OR Communications OR Public Service