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.