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ERIC Number: EJ1158170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Just Starting Out. Advice and Opportunities for Emerging Admission Professionals
Patton, Carol
Journal of College Admission, n236 p39-41 Sum 2017
Whether it's your first day or first year on the job as an admission counselor at a university or college, you may be struggling with balancing the demands of your job with family needs, positioning yourself for advancement, or finding valuable programs that offer growth opportunities. Every generation of admission counselors at higher education institutions has experienced similar challenges. Career success and longevity in the admission field isn't mysterious or even complicated. Experienced administrators across the country, many who started out as admission counselors, often cite numerous reasons behind their professional growth and accomplishments. However, some believe three practices are key to helping newcomers survive and thrive in their job: observe work-life balance to avoid burnout; cast a wide net to take advantage of resources, tools, and networking opportunities, both on and off campus; and break out of your silo to develop new skills, experiences, and professional relationships beyond the world of admission.
National Association for College Admission Counseling. 1631 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2818. Tel: 800-822-6285; Tel: 703-836-2222; Fax: 703-836-8015; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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