Category - Admissions

University of Rochester

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Entertain me!
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Postmark January 1st
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An interviewing story…
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Why College Confidential Works
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“In the Eye of All Trade” by Professor Jarvis
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Rochester Students Are Smarter Than I Am…
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All Grown Up
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Stories from the Road: “The Journey”
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Why I Came to University of Rochester
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Mythbusting: The College Search

Entertain me!

By Mike Conklin I have spent the majority of the past four weeks sitting behind a desk, staring at a computer screen, hoping that my eyes survive another season of application review; and I have still reviewed less than half the total number of applications I am expected to review this year.  But, when I[…]

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Postmark January 1st

With the application deadline for the Fall 2011 semester fast approaching, our operations staff is preparing for the last wave of materials to be received. Over the past couple of weeks, the mailman has gone from delivering one bag of mail to two. Our fax machine goes off a bit more frequently these days and[…]

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An interviewing story…

Having an admissions interview for the University of Rochester is one sure way of making your application stand out in the admissions process. It also helps place you among the top for merit based scholarship consideration. Some interviews are less than memorable, while others, the applicant and or the interviewer, will be talking about for[…]

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Why College Confidential Works

Last year I was asked to represent the University of Rochester on College Confidential, a website dedicated to the college search process.  It was explained to me that my primary responsibility would be to participate in the College Confidential discussion boards, a responsibility that I accepted somewhat reluctantly.  Like many of my colleagues, I feared[…]

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“In the Eye of All Trade” by Professor Jarvis

By Tyler Socash It’s always exciting when one of your favorite faculty members gets recognized!  I was thrilled to learn that Associate Professor Michael Jarvis has won the 2010 James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History for his book, In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783. Read the[…]

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Rochester Students Are Smarter Than I Am…

By Mike Conklin The trials and tribulations of travel season are inevitable – delayed flights, missed meals, and wrong turns abound.  Save for Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Sports Talk Radio, life on the road can be tough.  But amidst the high school visits, college fairs, and prospective student interviews there are those brief moments that[…]

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All Grown Up

By Christopher Bierasinski In May of this year, I graduated from the University of Rochester and landed this excellent position as “Admissions Representative.” I don’t know about you, but when I was in high school, I thought of admissions counselors as traveling gurus and experts on all things “University.”  I assumed it was their lot[…]

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Stories from the Road: “The Journey”

By Satyajit Dattagupta Going back home and recruiting for the University of Rochester has been a great learning experience for me. I was in India and Nepal on the “CIS India Tour” during the month of October and met some outstanding students. University of Rochester attracts some of the best and brightest students in the country.[…]

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Why I Came to University of Rochester

For anyone who has not read my bio, I am an international student from South Korea. I was born and raised there most of my life. In June, 2007,  I came to America (specifically Orange County, California) for education and started high school in my sophomore year. Just as most Californian high school students end[…]

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Mythbusting: The College Search

Myth #1: Everyone, on any given college campus, knew their specific college was the right place for them as early as the day they applied. Myth #2: When you walk onto the college campus that is right for you, “You’ll just know, you’ll get that feeling.” Call the Discovery Channel and get me a spot[…]

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