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Are you familiar with Oberlin’s Multicultural Visit Program? It provides students of color with an all-inclusive trip to campus during their senior year of high school. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

Are you familiar with Oberlin’s Multicultural Visit Program? It provides students of color with an all-inclusive trip to campus during their senior year of high school. (via Oberlin College & Conservatory)

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Job Posting: Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions

oberlin-alumni:

The Office of Admissions at Oberlin College invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Director. This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative and Professional Staff position reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Admissions in the College of Arts and Sciences.

…present information on Oberlin to groups of students, parents, educators and alumni; interview prospective students; evaluate and present applications to the Admissions Committee; design and implement a recruitment plan for designated geographic regions and target populations with attention to demographic changes; correspond with students, alumni, parents and educators; travel to high schools, college fairs, agencies and conferences representing Oberlin’s unique educational opportunity for talented and diverse students.

Bachelor’s degree; minimum of three years of Admissions experience; familiarity with selective liberal arts colleges and non-profit organizations; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong organizational and analytical skills; ability to make sound administrative and procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive and confidential issues; ability to research, organize, and coordinate meetings, reports, standard budgeting and expenditure control procedures and documentation; ability to work independently and with a team as well as with various constituencies; travel internationally, evening and weekend hours; possess a valid driver’s license as well as a current passport. Preference given to individuals with prior experience related to higher education.

Applications are due Wednesday, May 15. Click the title link for the full job description. Find the next generation of Obies!

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I need to pick a location for a college interview. can anyone suggest what type of place to select for an alumni interview? it would be enormously helpful

Any thoughts, Obies? Where did you have your alumni interview?

(From my personal experience: my interview was over breakfast at a cafe. It was super informal and we had coffee and hot chocolate and croissants while we talked about cool Oberlin things. ~Ma’ayan)

(Source: microworu)

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Anonymous asked: And Oberlin has sent its ED notifications by snail mail instead of email because...?

At this risk of this sounding like a cop-out, It’s just how we do things.

In many ways, it’s about the experience and excitement of getting a physical piece of mail. Think about the stories you can tell about serenading/baking cookies for/hugging the mailperson on the day you receive your letter. Think about dancing around throwing your letter in the air. Think about framing your gorgeous but mildly tear-soaked letter and hanging it over your bed to watch over you til you get to here. And we definitely wouldn’t have amazing videos like this one, made by Sarah Mills ‘16. These moments (and more) are reasons to still use a physical letter. Yes, it’s stressful to wait for the mail, especially as you see others around the country receiving their decision letters, but patience is a virtue and all that important stuff.

From my perspective, as someone who works online day in and day out, nothing compares to getting something in the mail. I get emails all the time, but they’re fleeting. Letters? I cherish them. They spend some time on the fridge, then in a folder filled with other lovely pieces of mail in my desk. They were sent to me by someone who cared to do so, and that’s something I treasure.

Good luck, and enjoy this awesome swing dancing flash mob in Dascomb dining hall while you wait.

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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Anonymous asked: Do you know if ED notifications were mailed yesterday?

Note: we have around a half dozen variations on “when will my ED letter arrive?!” in our inbox, so they’re all being answered here.

Letters were mailed on Friday, December 14th, which means the first wave hit mailboxes on Saturday. Depending on where you live (and the way zone maps work for ground mail), you’ll be receiving your decision between today and Friday.

Hopefully waiting, much like y’all, and watching this video while I do so.

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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Anonymous asked: Sorry in advance--I'm sure you're getting sick of all of us crazy nervous ED applicants--but I was just wondering if we should still be expecting our letters on the 15th? I've heard some schools are delayed this year, and it's freaking me out a bit. Thank you! (:

I’ve heard no new news from the admissions office, so we’re still going off of the original info I have: 

At this time, admissions decisions are on track to be mailed around December 15. However, this date is more of a guideline than a set-in-stone date — decisions should be received soon after December 15.

While it probably won’t help for me to say “Don’t freak out!” I’m just going to give you a video to watch every time you start getting nervous. Here’s a peek into WOBC, 91.5 College and Community Radio.

- Ma’ayan Plaut ‘10, Social Media Coordinator

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