This is an opportunity for readers of this newsletter to anonymously ask me a question about any aspect of student recruitment, leadership, and professional or personal development. I will pick one question to answer each week and post my response in the following week’s newsletter for everyone to read.
Q. An Admissions Counselor asks:
- Why extracurricular activities and things such as community service are important
- How to decide which colleges to visit
- How college is different than high school
- What living in a college dorm is really like
- How to manage your time when mom/dad aren’t around each day
Really try hard to limit any “selling” of your school. If you bombard them with tons of statistics, most students will quickly tune you out. For those students who are a little farther along and more organized, your goal should still be to cultivate a recruiting relationship with them. The questions you ask should be about their mindset and how they see themselves approaching the college search process.
Take the time to educate this group of students about all the different facets of the college search process, and remind them of your role and how you can help.