NC State University is a place of opportunities and life changing experiences even, in the summer time. This past summer I spent my time working for Admissions and all I can say is that it was one of the most rewarding ways to spend my time!
#1 I had a front row seat to the amount of preparation it takes to plan for the upcoming year!
#2 I was able to meet students and families from all over the country and around the world!
#3 I was able to meet the participants of GEAR UP during their visit and help out with the event.
#4 I was able to meet with students from the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation during their visit to NC State.
#5 I helped the Admissions team when the Carolina College Advising Corps came to visit NC State University.
#6 (side note) I watched the Women’s National Soccer Team play, in the Raleigh area, against Switzerland!
#6 I found my love for education, diversity, and college access!
However, the most exciting thing I was blessed to be a part of was: the Native Education Forum program in Colorado! Undergraduate Admissions gave me the opportunity to fly to Colorado with amazing counselors to learn more about recruiting prospective students, specifically Native Americans. We worked alongside Colorado State University in a college access program (which allowed high school students to experience college, gain college credit, and work with Native faculty). I became a mentor for high school students during this time and it was an incredible experience! I hope to keep in touch with my high school mentees—they have inspired me more than they know & have a special place in my heart! I am truly blessed and grateful towards the Undergraduate Admissions for this involvement. Like I said before, NC State is a place of opportunities and life changing experiences!
So how did you spend your summer?