Scared on the Front Desk

Ah, the front desk. I have an interesting relationship with the front desk at the admissions office. Juanita, the receptionist at the front desk, truly makes it look easy. She is so calm transferring calls, greeting people and filing paperwork. Going into the summer, I knew I’d have to work the front desk a couple times when Juanita is on vacation. It seemed simple enough. At l...
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Getting Adjusted

Ok, well, I have a couple of weeks under my belt now, and I think I might be getting the hang of things. Well, I mean, hopefully I’m getting the hang of things. While the first couple of weeks as a Senior Interview have been incredibly informative (think information sessions and tours at all the 5-C’s), I’ve found that I’ve definitely still had my fair share of slip-ups… Wha...
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Gearing Up in Admissions

First week with actual student interviews in the Admissions office! The first two weeks of our summer was dedicated to training and getting a feel for the admissions process as a whole, but now we get to sink our teeth into the real meat of the job: talking to prospective students. This part of the job is confidential, for obvious reasons, but I think it’s safe to say that the ...
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Words of Wisdom for the Class of 2018

So now that the incoming class of 2018 finally knows who they are, they're probably looking around for some useful information regarding Pomona. Thus, class of 2018, this post on my reflections on my freshman year and some things I learned is dedicated to you. Taking Classes You Love When I came to college, I kept hearing (especially here at Pomona) that one thing we real...
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The Summer Job Search

“I got a summer internship!” crowed my suitemate last Friday night. Ecstatic, I congratulated and high-fived him. My first thought: incredible happiness for his success. My second: curiosity as to how I too may find such success. Personally, I hope for a career in marketing/advertising, communication (journalism?) or art graphics. Though Pomona has no majors specifically des...
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#WorkFail (The First Day of Work That Everyone’s Bound to Experience Sometime)

I definitely have two of the coolest jobs on campus: this blogging gig, and my job as a Student Recording Engineer for the Music Department. But even though blogging is pretty straightforward and simple, I had no idea what I was in for as a Student Recording Engineer until my first day on the job, and I have to admit that parts of it really can be simple; you just have to reall...
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Working at the Organic Farm

Just about 6 months ago, I was sitting at my dining room table, staring at a bunch of glossy college brochures, wondering exactly how I was going to make one of the biggest decisions of my life in just one month, given so many amazing choices. But, by the end of the month, my feelings had changed, and one college became the clear answer: I chose to attend Pomona College. I b...
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Confessions of a Pomona College Tour Guide

I started as a Pomona College tour guide last semester.  It was one of those things I had dreamed about doing since I started taking tours in my sophomore year of high school. I always took what the tour guides said to heart, and trusted their opinions more than what the college ratings said or what admissions officers claimed.  Something about hearing from students directly al...
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