So this week has been extremely busy here in the office. We have interviews for some openings in our office, plus all of our normal duties with less staff. While I feel like I have not gotten a lot done this week, today made it all worth it when I gave my information sessions. The morning group was fantastic. They were from all over- Virginia, Texas, California just to name a few and were very engaged with the presentation. Carrie even said they were a great group on tour. Understanding that they have probably been on many of these already (one did a whole west coast college tour and is now working the east coast-not something I recommend but thats another entry for later) it helps me be on my game when you start with an energetic “Good morning” and you get one right back. While I realize that not all my jokes are funny and I admit some are even corny, but a chuckle or two helps my self-esteem and helps the session go along much quicker for you and I think much more enjoyable for the both of us. This afternoon’s group was pretty small, which was great too because I started talking, and we had a great dialogue and before I knew it I had not covered half of my session. I had to cram it in a short period of time, but they got all the information they needed. When you have a great group of people like today in the midst of hectic busy times, it makes me enjoy what I do that much more. Now, do not get me wrong, I am looking forward to the hiring of the new staff so they can take some of these sessions, but days like today make it easy to talk about William and Mary.
– Randy Tripp