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Here’s what I’ve learned in my first 100 days at Juniata

Matthew Connor
Matthew Connor, Admission Counselor

Now that I have completed 100 days as an admissions counselor, I wanted to share some of my story. Before telling you about my role, I think it is important that you understand through what lens I view things. After graduating from college with a degree in Secondary Math Education, I began substitute teaching in hopes of getting hired full time. Through these efforts, I was hired to teach a variety of different math classes to 8th grade students. I worked in this position for four years, along with sharing my love for baseball by coaching at the high school.

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My own college rejection story

Kat Swantak
Kat Swantak, Assistant Dean of Admission

 

Now that our office is busy at work sending out decisions, I couldn’t help but remember my devastating college rejection story.

Way back when, I applied Early Decision to a Particular Highly Selective Liberal Arts College Which Shall Remain Nameless thinking, “Ooo! This will definitely help me get in since I’m committing so early. They’ll definitely notice my demonstrated interest!” Yeah…it doesn’t really work like that, Kat.

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We are Juniatians no matter where we are.

Taylor Hallabuk
Taylor Hallabuk ’20, Strategic Communication POE, Free spirit navigating life through Kesha songs and spontaneity

 

I always knew leaving Juniata would be my hardest goodbye, but having the last two months of my senior year taken away has made that goodbye so much harder. I had no idea that as I eagerly packed my 2008 Honda CRV for my spring break trip with my friends to Georgia, that those would be my last moments on campus as an undergrad. I hugged my roommate goodbye, ironically packed the lightest I ever have in my life, and didn’t look back as I drove away, thinking that I would return to campus in just ten short days.

I didn’t know – nobody did.

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My Juniata Parent Story – Erin Steward P’23

College? Wait, didn’t we just bring him home from the hospital?  Our cute little bundle of joy who never liked going to bed, how is he 17 and facing the biggest decision of his life (well, so far at least) – COLLEGE! 

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So, you’re starting the college search journey…

Jason Moran
Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

Did you know? – Every year, college-ready students around the country opt to not attend college because they lack needed information and guidance.

Did you know? – The college application process is potentially one of the most stressful times of a student’s high school career.

Did you know? – The reality is, there are hundreds of millions of scholarship dollars available in the United States, and many — if not most — of these scholarships are attainable by regular students with regular accomplishments –

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