See what the month of February brought to the college admissions news table!
- To assist in the job search during this challenging economic time, the University of Pennsylvania Career Services department is running full steam ahead to employ Penn graduates. Penn is now offering hundreds of job opportunities to graduates who are willing to stay on campus, says Patricia Rose, Career Services Director. Positions range from administration to finance to dentistry, veterinary, and more diverse fields, making these options appropriate for graduates of each of Penn’s four undergraduate colleges. These jobs come fully equipped with a wealth of employee benefits. (The Daily Pennsylvanian)
- How much work are college applicants expected to do? Tufts University now accepts YouTube videos as optional application material—that’s in addition to optional essays and, of course, Tufts famous “create something out of a sheet of paper” option. This year, about 1,000 out of 15,000 applicants created admissions videos. The New York Timescompares Tufts University to the University of Chicago in terms of their “quirky applications.” We particularly like Michael Klinker’s video about the flying elephant, Jumbo. Lee Coffin, director of undergraduate admissions at Tufts says, “At heart, this is all about a conversation between a kid and an admissions officer. You see their floppy hair and their messy bedrooms, and you get a sense of who they are. We have a lot of information about applicants, but the videos let them share their voice.”
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