Cri (mirandolina) wrote in sphe,

Help with choosing which programs to apply to?

Hello all! My name is Christine and I just found and joined this community yesterday. I have to say there is some great info on here and all of your posts have already helped me add to and delete from my list of potential program choices! So thanks!!

Really quickly a little about me. I graduated with a BA in classics from UCLA in 02 and an MA in Italian Lit in 05. During my undergrad years I spent 3 years working for the UCLA Grad School of Education as an editorial assistant for the journal Educational Assessment. I spent enough time there to learn a lot about the education field and to also know that educational policy and assessment work is not for me. It did pique my interest however. In grad school I was an advisor for students in the Italian Department on matters regarding study abroad. And recently I've become heavily involved in my alumni association with mentoring incoming freshman, as well as reading applications and interviewing incoming Freshman and transfer students for scholarships. More and more I have come to see that working in higher education is my path.

There are four areas that really interest me: admissions/enrollment management, international programs ie study abroad advising, student alumni relations and incoming/first year orientation programs. Keeping these in mind, I was wondering if there is anyone here from the programs I'm interested in and whether you think they might be a good fit for me.

OSU (Oregon not Ohio)
IU Bloomington
Harvard- HEP program

I know there are a few of you here from MSU, NYU and IU Bloomington so any advice would be really helpful. Thank you all so much for reading this massive post and for any info you might be able to provide. I really really appreciate it! Hope you all had a nice 4th!!

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