Fall is the most wonderful time of the year for an admissions counselor—travel season! For two months, my colleagues and I leave the great city of New York to explore the US and the world to meet with students to speak about NYU. We visit high schools, attend college fairs, and host Off Campus Information Sessions and in our free time, we try to do some exploring. I head to the Pacific Northwest on Sunday where I’ll get to explore Seattle and Portland and meet with incredible prospective students for three weeks. I’m not worried about jet lag because I’ll be traveling to two of the greatest coffee cities in the US!
Before counselors hit the road, we spend several weeks planning our travel. From scheduling school visits to booking hotels, flights and rental cars, travel season requires a lot of organization and preparation (just like the application process!) Here are a few pictures that give you an inside scoop of what travel season preparation looks like before we hit the road.
What my desk looks like as I plan my travel:
Admissions counselors are very thankful for google maps and GPSs this time of year
And here are boxes I’m packing up boxes to send to the PNW:
Even if a counselor is not coming to your region this fall, you can always reach out to us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have a lots of great events happening on campus this fall—if you find yourself in New York, RSVP for an Information Session and Campus Tour, or register for one of our Open House events.