August 24, 2013 | 2 Comments
Campbell Counselor Profile
When you visit Campbell, admissions counselors like Emily will take you on a campus tour on one of our golf carts.
Where did you go to college and what did you study?
I attended Campbell University, and I studied family and consumer science, with a concentration in child development. Once I graduated and started working in my field, I came back to earn my birth to kindergarten certification.
Why did you choose Campbell University?
(As a student) It was close to home, and I had always heard positive things about Campbell. Also, my sister was at Campbell when I decided to attend, and I knew that she really enjoyed it.
When did you start working in Admissions at Campbell?
What is the best part of your job?
The variety. As a counselor, I am able to travel, work in the office, and tour families around campus. I like to meet with the families face-to-face and talk with them. Sometimes they share stories, and we find common interests, such as places we like to visit for vacations.
What is your favorite thing about Campbell?
I really love the environment at Campbell. Not only is it a Christian environment, but everyone on campus is friendly.
What do you look for in a student?
I look for personality in a student. I like to talk and interact with students. It’s difficult to know what a student thinks about campus if he/she doesn’t communicate with me. I love for the parents to talk too, but I don’t want them to give me all of the feedback. I want students to share how they feel about campus, the residence halls, their interests, what clubs/sports/activities they want to participate in on campus, and their career aspirations.
What do you enjoy about the travel aspect of your job?
I really enjoy meeting people. While traveling, I meet prospective students at high schools during college fairs. Then, later on when the students visit campus, I am able to see them again, which is always great. Traveling also enables me to meet counselors from other schools and get ideas from them that I can bring back to apply here at Campbell.
If you were explaining the importance of being involved on campus to a student, what would you say?
It’s very important to become involved on campus because you will regret it later on if you are not involved. I commuted my first year and half, and even when I moved to on-campus housing, I didn’t put myself out there as far as getting involved in clubs and organizations. Now, when I hear current counselors talking about Welcome Week or Family Weekend, I don’t have any memories to share about those events because I didn’t participate in them.
Campus involvement will also help students when they go into the workforce, with their resumes and job applications. It will make them more well-rounded individuals when they apply for positions. Being involved on campus also allows students to make life-long friends.