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i never chose juniata… | The Brohan Show | Student Vlog | Juniata College

Introducing The Brohan Show. This week Rohan tells the story of how he really got to Juniata.

Questions on the Quad: Juniata Trivia Edition with Claire ’22 | Student Vlog

Meet our 3rd (of 4) student vloggers, Claire Alfree ’22! Claire’s vlogs will focus on asking current Juniata students and community members questions on The Quad. This week she tests students to see how much they know about their beloved Juniata. New student vlogs every Monday and Thursday!

17 Office gifs that show that the struggle is real when writing your college essay

Kat Swantak
Kat Swantak, Assistant Dean of Admission

It’s July, and while no one really knows how college admissions going to work in the fall, you could be using this time to gear up for working on those college apps. While applications aren’t live yet, one thing you can do is work on your essay. I get it, it’s not exactly the most fun thing to do, but you’ll be so happy you did come fall! To get you started, here are some gifs from The Office that will make you say “I feel that” once you’re done.

1. When you’ve finally made the decision  to start working on your college essay

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A big shout out to all the school counselors out there

Kat Swantak
Kat Swantak, Assistant Dean of Admission

Can we just take a moment to give a huge round of applause to all the hardworking school counselors out there?

This year has been absolutely bonkers when it comes to getting students ready for college. As if applying to college wasn’t hard enough, COVID-19 put a huge wrench in the process. No, wait. I take that back, make that like 10 wrenches. Heck toss a screwdriver and a hammer in there too. Every year, standardized testing policies change, application deadlines get extended, and lists or requirements grow longer. But what stays consistent is the true dedication school counselors have to their students’ success.

If you’re a school counselor, thank you. I can’t even count how many calls I’ve had with you to advocate for your students that happen after school hours or even over the weekend. I can’t imagine how huge your caseload is, yet I always see you make time for your students. You field emails from stressed students and parents on Saturdays, and you assure them that colleges actually did receive your their scores even though they may have received an email saying we haven’t.

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Someone asked me why I work at Juniata College

Kat Swantak
Kat Swantak, Assistant Dean of Admission

So, I thought that was kind of strange. It’s almost the kind of question you get in a job interview that forces you to spitball something about job satisfaction and professional development. But, the mother of a student that I’ve been working with since her junior year asked me this a while ago. They’re from NYC, and had their world completely flipped upside-down when they came to rural Pennsylvania. I get it, I grew up in a large town where you can get falafel, acupuncture, and Wegmans within a mile of each other.

“And then what did you do, Kat? We await your response with baited breath!” said no one. Well, I did as I was writing this. Internally though.

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