As a junior at a small Christian college, I have had several opportunities to be a leader on campus. Of those opportunities, one of my favorites has to be working in the admissions department. Here is a list of ten reasons I think every student should work in admissions.
As an admissions student worker, you get to show off your college campus and tell people about the great relationships you've formed with excellent professors, wonderful friends, and great staff to prospective students. Plus, you get your Fitbit steps in! What's not to like?
2. Writing letters to prospective students
Through working in admissions, I have written a letter to students in each of the 50 states...well, I'm working on Hawaii.
3. FREE FOOD
4. Blueprints aka Freshman Orientation
5. Driving the College Vehicles
6. Being recognized on campus
Walking around my college campus, I am always surprised by the amount of people that recognize me from working in admissions. Sometimes I feel like a D-list celebrity.
7. Dibs on new Visit Day shirts
Having the first pick of new shirts basically means you are the hipster of college gear.
8. Meeting prospective students
9. The Cool Playlist
This summer, the admissions team has a playlist on Spotify called Admissions Life. In case you're wondering, jamming to that playlist is almost as great as Jennifer Lawrence winning an Oscar.