Lo and behold, ask and ye shall receive. Or something like that. We have some goodness from college fairs! Let this serve as an official pep rally to get you all excited about the upcoming travel season.
First up, this story and subsequent photo:
I was at a college fair at HS that, in all my years of doing this job, I had not been to before. Figuring I would give it a go, I waited to speak to the Juniors & Seniors in the gym after scoring what was probably the sweetest parking spot I had ever had the privilege of parking in at an urban school.
Fair turned out to be a dud for me. For others as well, but definitely particularly me. Colleagues usually are in awe over the number of cards I receive from many of my schools, but to my credit most of the students seemed to be more interested in socializing on the bleachers. This was until one young woman came up to my table with her quiet friend in tow. Young lady number one chatted with me for a good 5 minutes, and filled out her card enthusiastically. She kept asking so many questions that I did not look at what her friend wrote on her card until they both walked away.
Good thing I didn’t, because this easily could have ended in a snarky, “really?” This was promptly shared with other counselors at the event, who all decided they needed to see it to believe it & ran over to my table.
We don’t blame you. If we had been there, we might have walked the card back over to young lady #2 (let’s affectionately call her Doofus). Doofus doesn’t need to drop thousands of dollars on an education to become a dog groomer. She needs to learn how to wash a dog. And trim its nails. And not be afraid when a Rottweiler tries to eat her face off for touching his head. Best training ground? Petsmart. Humane Society. Her own backyard where hopefully she has a dog that spawned the interest in this career. Best of luck, Doofus. And congrats to the counselor that has to write her recommendation letters post-graduation.
Since ethnicity has become such a heated topic of conversation here on Admission Problems, we decided to hate on white people a little today. We figured it all evens out.
Check out this interest card:
WHITE! I AM WHITE! SO EXCITED TO BE WHITE! I DON’T EVEN CARE THAT ETHNICITY WAS OPTIONAL WHEN SAT, ACT, AND INTENDED MAJOR OBVIOUSLY WERE NOT! YOU DON’T NEED MY TEST SCORES! YOU JUST NEED TO KNOW THAT I. AM. WHIIIIIITTTTTEEEEEEEEE!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
Hysterical. Oh, white people. When will you learn?
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