Working in Admissions

Working in admissions has allowed me to be a huge part of the planning and behind-the-scene work that goes into making each perspective student’s experience a unique and memorable one.  When I applied to be a student ambassador for this school year, I don’t think I realized how much I was going to wind up loving my job.  My student ambassador role includes giving tours, working the reception area/taking calls, and help with anything that needs to be done on big admitted student days.

I love the fact that I am one of the very first faces that a person gets to know when they step foot on our campus (and for some, this the very first time ever).  It can be a challenge to reach people and have them truly open up to me, but I love forcing myself to get out of my comfort zone and to figure out what it is they’re looking for here.  Once I get to know a perspective student, I enjoy making their tour specific and unique to them.

To do this, I need to know more than just what they’re looking to study.  Although a person’s potential major can tell a lot about a person, I also believe I need to dig deeper and find out the roots of their passions in life.  If they are into theatre, I will go out of my way to talk about theatre.  If they are into sports, I will talk a ton about our different sports teams.  No matter who they are or what they love, I like to find their niche and show them why Concordia might be a perfect fit for them.

Dinner at Maggiano’s

It is very rare for a college student to get to go to a fancy restaurant while at school (without their parents taking them there), so, when it does happen, it is a very special event. This past weekend a group of friends and I went to Maggiano’s Little Italy, a very nice Italian restaurant. I personally do not have the money to blow on a very delicious, yet very expensive, meal at a restaurant like that, but a friend of mine was lucky enough to win a $100 gift card, courtesy of Concordia, because he was won Best Fan at a women’s hockey game back a couple months. He was also nice enough to share that $100 with six of his friends, myself included. more “Dinner at Maggiano’s”

Check It Out

In my major, I don’t have many finals; instead, I have quite a few projects. In two of my classes this semester (Advanced Film and Video Production and Multimedia Production), I have two semester long projects. One of them is an individual project which I can work on by myself in the time I want to do it. The other is a team project where I work with around four other people. This one is a little harder because I don’t just have to communicate with actors and actresses, but I also have to coordinate when our group can meet and coordinate what each person can and will do. Although it’s not my favorite, it’s such a great learning tool for me as a video production person since I will most likely be working with other people with other different jobs. With that being said, my favorite was doing the individual projects for Advanced Film and Video Production. When trying to figure out what I wanted to do, I talked to my mom and dad back at home, and my dad, being the pastor at our church, had the idea of helping him out for his sermon. I also wanted to do another kinetic typography, so I did that video as well for the Scripture reading. They turned out so well and I knew they weren’t just projects that my class would see, but they were being played in front of people and making a difference, perhaps, for these people. If you are interested in seeing them check out these links!

Easter Break

Personally, Easter is my favorite holiday because it has the best meaning to us as Christians. Christmas is great with the birth of Jesus and everything, but it is so overbearing with the advertisements and materialism. Easter still holds much of its original meaning (despite the Easter bunny and egg stuff). Because spring break is typically earlier in the semester than Easter is, most colleges do not give students time off for this holiday, but Concordia gives us a four day weekend so we can go home if we choose to celebrate with our families. Well, I do not have a car, and a trip for a long weekend is a little hard for someone that lives about seven hours away, but I went home with someone else instead. more “Easter Break”

Holy Week: Part 2

Good Friday is the saddest day of the year for me. It’s the time we celebrate the ultimate sacrifice, but remember that we are the ones that sent Jesus to the cross. But, at the end, we find hope, knowing the story is not over. Sunday is coming. more “Holy Week: Part 2”

Holy Week: Part 1

Holy Week is a time of the year that many people don’t realize even exists, but for many Christians, it is a time of emotional rollercoasters. It starts off with Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. more “Holy Week: Part 1”