OK, so I know that the Admission bloggers are all excited and blogging left and right about 12,000 applications for the Class of 2013 and here I am all pumped up about 447 folks. However, this is a record for our office. It isn’t, however, a surprise. Over the past 4 years that I have been working with Orientation here at the College, the position of Orientation Aide has become one of the most coveted on campus. In the past 2 years, we’ve doubled applications and have the most diverse staff we’ve ever had.
The downside to all this competition and increased numbers is that we have to turn more people down. I know it’s rough to get turned down – it happened to me the first time I applied for a spot. I was crushed. Of course, I blamed everyone in my interview group, the application readers, the OA’s doing the interviews, etc. Ok, so it could have been the fact that I had zero involvement on campus and didn’t really speak up at all.
Anyways, we know the story ended up well, as the next year I reapplied and next thing I know I’m overseeing the staff and helping the students make decisions on who will next wear the coveted yellow t-shirts.
As usual, I’m blogging to put off work… this time it’s sorting through 447 OA Apps to get ready for tomorrow’s staff meeting. I guess I should get back to business…