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Essay Writing Tips, parts 1 & 2

Host: Katie Randa, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Special Guests
Kortni Campbell, Associate Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Abby Jones ‘10, Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Irma Navarro ‘07, Former Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Takeaways

  • How should students choose a topic?
  • How can a student truly personalize their essay topic?
  • Tips on answering Davidson’s supplemental essays
  • Proofread!
  • Check out our Google Maps Essay Project
  • Have fun with the essay.  Use your own voice.

*Note: Some information regarding essay prompts is outdated, but the advice remains relevant.

 

 

 

Application Processing

Host: Katie Randa

Special Guests
Jenny Clarke, Application Processing Manager

Takeaways

  • Learn how Davidson processes applications.
  • What happens once you submit your application?
  • Davidson accepts the Davidson Application (Part 1, Part 2), Common Application, and College Foundation of North Carolina Application.
  • How long does it take to process an entire application?
  • Processing will contact you when we receive your application, if it is  incomplete, and when it is complete.
  • Should you submit all your materials at once, or when each piece is ready?
  • Application tips from the processing perspective.

Application Processing

Essay Writing Tips, part 2

Host: Katie Randa

Special Guests
Kortni Campbell, Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Abby Jones ‘10, Admission Counselor
Irma Navarro ‘07, Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Co-Director of Multicultural Recruitment

Takeaways

  • Are there topics students should avoid?
  • Tips on answering Davidson’s supplemental short response essay
  • Proofread!
  • Check out our Google Maps Essay Project
  • Have fun with the essay, use your own voice

Essay Writing Tips, part 2

Meet the Summer Ambassadors

Host:Katie Randa

Special Guests
Meg Currie ‘12
Catherine Hare ‘14
Cameron Joe ‘14
Tafadzwa Mahlanganise ‘13
Allen Rigby ’14
Julia Watkins ’14

Takeaways

  • What is a Summer Ambassador?
  • Get to know Meg, Catherine, Cameron, Tafadzwa, Allen, and Julia.
  • What are the Summer Ambassadors’ favorite Davidson memories, and what application tips do they have for rising high school seniors?
  • Schedule your summer campus visit.

Meet the Summer Ambassadors

Application Tips

Host: Katie Randa

Special Guests
Kortni Campbell, Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Steven Gentile ‘06, Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
David Kraus, Director of Admission
Chris Marsicano ’10, Admission Counselor
Rebecca Speiser ‘08, Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Takeaways

Application Tips

2010-2011 Admission Updates

Host: Jeff Tolly

Special Guests
Katie Randa, Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Rebecca Speiser ’08, Assistant Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Takeaways

  • The short response questions on the Davidson Application have changed.  Hear admission counselors discuss the new question and offer tips for answering the question.
  • The Admission Office is going paperless in its application review process.  Learn why the office made the switch and how it affects the admission process.
  • Check out previous Pod’cats posts on admission topics.

Update in Admission

How to Apply, Part 2

Host: Katie Randa

Special Guests:
Dave Kraus, Director of Admission
Andrew Wilson, Admission Counselor

Takeaways

  • We require several pieces of information in addition to the actual application
  • Our review process is holistic – we look at many factors that are not numeric
  • Looking for passion, commitment, contribution to one’s community, integrity, etc
  • Use your admission counselor as a resource, ask questions, seek clarification

How to Apply, Part 2