Hi, prospective and current students! This is Hayley writing- I’ve returned as your Graduate Assistant in the Warner Admissions Office! I am so excited to have begun my second (and final) year as a Master’s student in the Higher Education Student Affairs program. Here are a few updates on what I’ve been up to since we left off:
- This past summer, I worked as the Graduate Head Counselor for the Pre-College program right here at the University of Rochester. As a former pre-college student myself at Princeton University, I understood how beneficial attending college classes and immersing oneself in a collegiate environment can be, so I wanted to make this the best summer ever for the attendees. My undergraduate counselor staff members were absolutely amazing, and building a positive rapport with the students was an experience I’ll never forget. It was definitely my education at Warner that allowed me to learn even more on the job.
- I completed my internship in the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education, and began a position as a Graduate Resident Advisor at the same institution. I love it so far! I supervise a staff of undergraduate RAs who are teaching me so much about the college itself, as well as how to develop effective programming to engage with the students in a variety of majors. The fact that the U of R and RIT can work in conjunction with one another is one of my favorite aspects of Warner. I am able to take my classroom knowledge and bring it to the job, and vice versa.
- I am continuing my work here in admissions, and we’ve begun planning our open house event! Stay tuned for more info, prospective students; you’ll have the chance to interact with staff, faculty, current students, and alumni, and gauge their perspectives on how Warner has helped them academically and professionally.
- I started classes next week, and they are definitely in full swing! I am particularly excited for my Contemporary Issues in Higher Education class; higher ed changes on a daily basis, and having the chance to critically analyze its inner-workings is invaluable. In my other classes, we’ve already begun working on a group research project on student leadership and involvement, which will definitely help me in my work at RIT!
- I am now the Master’s representative for the Higher Education Student Association (HESA) here at Warner, and we met several times over the summer to discuss the events we’ll be hosting in the coming academic year. Our first “Study Saturday” is 9/10/16 from 1-4 PM at Warner– come check us out and get some homework done while you’re at it!
As always, if you have any questions about our programs, admissions, etc., my mailbox is always open at email@example.com. Good luck this semester, and Meliora!