TWEETS/POSTS OF THE WEEK
Happy. Freaking. Weekend. I couldn’t be more happy that Friday is here. A couple of fun things from this week. Last Friday, we posted the TCU Ambassador “Call Me Maybe” video. This prompted a slew of comments with video links. One we had already planned on posting here tonight - it showed up on the Facebook Fan Page about two weeks back. If you haven’t heard of the...
WHEN A PARENT COPIES THE PRESIDENT ON AN ANGRY...
I’m like: because I know:
WHEN MY BOSS HEARS I WAS THE FIRST ONE TO START...
WHEN ASKED TO COVER A SATURDAY INFO SESSION
COLLEGE FAIR MUSINGS
I have a STACK of College Fair invites on my desk. And it’s still June. Ok, to be fair, my student worker has my stack of fair invites. I refuse to look at them until guidance counselors actually start “working” again. First up: At a former college I worked at, a school with about 100 total students, I was working a college fair at a pretty affluent public school in CT. I had...
WALK-IN VISITORS WHEN YOURE COUNSELOR ON DUTY
ASKING CAMPUS DEPARTMENTS TO HELP WITH RECRUITMENT...
You would think the other departments would be like: But really they’re like:
MAKING JOKES DURING YOUR INFORMATION SESSIONS
EXCERPTS FROM ESSAYS
You know what? Wednesdays never get as much credit as they should. They are the Velma of the work week. Fridays take all the work week glory, just like Thursday (which I still refer to as College Night all day long) held all the honor in my college days. Let’s hear it for the weekend now only being a couple of measly days away. Down to the task at hand. First up: “Suddenly, bang!...
WHEN YOU MEET A COUNSELOR THAT HAS BEEN ON THE...
WHEN TWO ADMISSION COUNSELORS HOOK UP AT A...
WHEN THE STUDENT WITH A HIGH SAT HAS A TRANSCRIPT...
WHEN THE BOSS REMINDS ME TO MINGLE AT OPEN HOUSE
Anonymous asked: How can I get back my dignity that I lost last night at the PACAC Annual Conference at the dance I said I wouldn't attend. They had a free keg of blue moon?! How is this even possible. I was set up to fail and lose. - The guy who was dancing like a fool.
Well, hello there counselors. Time again for another round of Questionable Questions. This category obviously is the most lucrative of all our postings, since we get inane questions on the reg. We promise we’ll get to everyone’s questionable questions soon. For now, let’s get this party started. First up, a most random of questions… As a follow up question. I am now on...
MAKING FRIENDS THE FIRST TRAVEL SEASON
WHEN A GRADUATING TOUR GUIDE GETS A JOB WITH A...
WHEN A STUDENT EMAILS TO ASK IF HE CAN EMAIL YOU...
INDEPENDENT COLLEGE COUNSELORS
WHEN YOU HAVE TO SHARE A 6 FOOT TABLE WITH ANOTHER...
WHEN I AM ASKED TO PICK UP HS GUIDANCE COUNSELORS...
What I say: What I really wanted to say:
WHEN PARENTS TRY TO HUG YOU
How they think it feels for me: How it actually feels:
Welcome back, counselors. It’s almost mid-summer, and college fair invites are starting to roll in. The feelings of dread and excitement are having a battle royale in my soul - we’ll see who reigns supreme by the time we all start hitting the roads again. To get us started this week, a little story about travel to remind us what fun awaits us. When you book too late to get into a Hampton Inn,...
Anonymous asked: I never worked in Admissions but this blog is hilarious. Makes me want to go back to my Alma Mater and hug everyone in the Admissions Office....just bust in there and hand out High Fives.
Anonymous asked: How can I get my boss to STFU and do her work?
emeybird asked: Not a question, but I'm pretty much in love with this blog. I work and volunteer as an admissions ambassador so this is so revelant to my life. haha.
Anonymous asked: My job as an admissions counselor is definitely my greatest frenemy. I hate it at so many times but can't get out. I'm not alone, right? ...right?
Anonymous asked: In one of your answers, you said you were 81 years old. Is that true? Please say no because I will be tempted to disown my grandparents for not being as awesome as you. I would hate to do this because they own a house in DR and I'll have to find another vacation spot.
Anonymous asked: How do you feel about IB students?
Anonymous asked: I'm about to make the transition ... After 8 years in admissions, I'm leaving to become a high school counselor. I promise, if you visit my school, I will have attentive students, a goodie bag including water, a snack, a pen (to replace the one my students stole), and a mini bottle of Jim Beam. I'll sit down and talk to you about how awesome your school is and be willing to sit on...
Anonymous asked: Can we get a shoutout to making your own egg mcmuffins out of the Hampton Inn breakfast "omelettes" and toasted english muffins and then grabbing 5 boxes of fruit loops to eat in your car before the fair? That shit is baller yo
Anonymous asked: Thank you for providing six admissions counselors in Texas with endless hours of entertainment throughout the excruciatingly slow summer months. We wait in such anticipation for your next post and immediately inform everyone of a new post. Keep up the good work. Admissions 'til we die.
Anonymous asked: Fuck man...working on the schedule for the college fair season. Why isn't it possible to send this shit and not change the info two days later? I sit there, watching the list serv for and half the time when it comes through, nothing important has changed!! It may as well just say, "You will be extra bored this year. Bring the iPad, Honey." I swear to God, if you trail off...
Anonymous asked: Please explain how it is that me doing my job well results in the entire rest of the school keeping their jobs... but somehow admissions counselors are the lowest paid employees on campus... ?
Anonymous asked: Why was I more productive the two weeks my boss was on vacation then the past two days that he's been back in the office?
Anonymous asked: I love your blog so much. People need to stop being a-holes, and criticize you for the insignifact things. I loved your response to the "I love you and all, but..." post. Just smile pretty, tell them to stfu (which you did very well), and please do not stop posting these amazing things. This blog is wonderful and is able to say all the things I cannot express with just mere words.
COLLEGE FAIR MUSINGS
My god. Today was “Let’s fight about the word patriarchal” day on Admissions Problems. Who knew? We’ll get to that in a moment. Now is a time we dedicate to addressing one of the most entertaining parts of this job. Again, based on volume, we have a theme for tonight. The theme is….LESSONS IN GEOGRAPHY! Here are some great stories all related to questions at fairs on the locations of our beloved...
TWEETS/POSTS OF THE WEEK
Oooooops. This was supposed to be up last night. Freaking Tumblr. Ok, probably more like user-error since this was sitting in the “Drafts” folder. First up, we received this picture via a Twitter follower. “Call Me Maybe” may be the best/worst thing to happen to the world of Admissions since travel procurement cards. I like how he then included his sweatshirt...
WHEN A TRANSFER STUDENT BRINGS 7 TRANSCRIPTS FOR...
WHEN PEOPLE ASK IF THE TOUR IS PRIMARILY INDOORS
SEEING ALL THE NEW COUNSELORS AT THE FIRST FAIR OF...
Anonymous asked: Wouldn't having the poster asking if you meant paternal make them more of a moron since that would be an incorrect usage? Can't we all agree that you're brilliant? Can't we also all agree that their quibbling over word usage is obnoxious and unnecessary and makes them seem a little desperate? You are awesome. Please keep being awesome.
Anonymous asked: What do you think is more dramatic? The arguments on this blog today or an episode of Jersey Shore? Better yet, if you could compare a grammar Nazi to any one of the Jersey Shore cast, who would they be and why?
Anonymous asked: The poster said you meant 'paternal,' not 'parental.' Still thought you were justified in telling him/her to shut up.
Anonymous asked: I too hate the passive aggressive coworker voice as demonstrated by the original asker, so I'm just going to toss this out there. Pretty sure you meant paternal, not patriarchal, but I really think we should stop quibbling about diction and grammar (there is plenty of time to do that while reading essays) and go back to enjoying the beauty of animated GIFs.
WHEN A STUDENT ASKS IF THEIR TRANSCRIPT THEY...
WHEN A PREGNANT GIRL ASKS IF WE ALLOW BABIES IN...
Thanks to a follower for the inspiration.
Anonymous asked: What would you do for a Klondike Bar?