Happy Monday!

Just a quick update on a very exciting weekend in Emory athletics!

If you didn’t hear about the thriller this weekend in Emory Women’s Soccer, here is a quick link: http://www.emoryathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2012-13/releases/201211183gsvn6

Women’s Soccer

16th ranked Eagles are San Antonio bound and are advancing to the NCAA Semifinals for the first time in school history after beating Carnegie Mellon in a 13 round shootout.

They will meet 11th ranked Wheaton College (ill) on November 30th at the Blossom Soccer Complex in San Antonio, Texas.

 

Men’s Basketball

Congratulations to the Men’s Basketball team as they started off the season 2-0 with wins over Huntingdon and Ozarks (Ark) 

 

Women’s Basketball

Congratulations to the Women’s Basketball team as they started off the season 2-0 with wins over Spellman and Piedmont

 

Women’s Cross Country

Congratulations to the Women’s Cross Country team on a fantastic season! They placed 31st at the Women’s NCAA D-III Championships over the weekend. 

 

Upcoming Events

The next home Men’s Basketball game is tomorrow 11/20 at 7:00pm vs. Berry.

The next home Women’s Basketball game is Sunday 11/25 at 2:00pm vs. Rust.

 

We are very excited about our Emory Eagles, keep up the great work!

 

So… what was the big event? What kept me extra busy this Fall?

Well… I promised something HUGE and here it is

In October I got Married!!!

I am very fortunate because I was able to marry my best friend and we had an amazing time :) .

After our wedding we went on our Honeymoon to Dominican Republic and it was beautiful.

Thank you for your patience during this time! I am back in the office and ready to keep providing you with excellent updates.

Have  a great day and enjoy the pictures!

 

-Will

 

What have I been up to?

It has been a couple of months since my last post and I promise I have some very good excuses. You are probably wondering… what have you been up to?

Well… let’s get started.

In mid-August I had the opportunity to bring my little brother Brandon (from Big Brothers Big Sisters) to visit Emory University. It was great to be able to expose him to a university. He was in awe of the facilities… especially the rock climbing wall in the gym. Of course a visit to Emory would not be complete without a picture with Dooley.

September started off with some great celebration. My friends and family surprised me with a birthday party and some very delicious cupcakes.

The fun didn’t stop here, as I walked in to work the next morning my very thoughtful and amazing co workers surprised me with decorations and some delicious brownies and cake.

September also brought Fall travel season and this year I was very excited about some of my new territories. This fall I visited South Florida, Arizona and New Mexico and each state has it’s own amazing charm.

I made a quick stop in El Paso

I got to experience “Villiage Inn” needless to say it was great! After El Paso I made it over to Phoenix Arizona and I was told I had to visit this restaurant… any guess on where I went? I was told to order “Animal Style”.

And concluding my west coast trip I made spent some time in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

I got to experience Balloon Fiesta and I also went to the top of Sandia Peak… a truly amazing view. While I was in New Mexico I also made sure to visit some of the restaurants that came highly recommended by the students that I met with a various schools.

I had never traveled out west prior to this trip and I must say that I loved every second of it!

I concluded my fall travel in October traveling to South Florida and no trip to SFL would be complete without a visit to Pollo Tropical!

During my travels throughout all territories I met with AMAZING students who I hope to see on campus next Fall. The welcoming environment that I received in all my High School visits and college fairs was greatly appreciated and everyone made me feel at home.

Earlier in my post you may recall I mentioned I had some very good excuses on why I had not updated my blog recently… For the time being I will keep you in suspense. An additional update with pictures coming soon!

This summer our office has had the opportunity to go on many fantastic field trips and our most recent trip was to the Carter Center.

What is the Carter Center?   Have you ever wanted to help others?  Are you interested in Human Rights, Public Health or Conflict Resoloution?  These are only a few of many things that the Carter Center does.

Click here to visit their website.

Fun Facts

  • Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University
  • This year is the 30th anniversary
  • The Carter Center sits on 25 acres of land
  • The Carter Center is a part of Emory University, The Carter Presidential Library is owned and operated by the U.S. Archives and Records Administration (all on the same property) 
  • Before the Carter Center was built, President Carter had an office in the Woodruff Library.
  • The Carter Center has 170 employees

 

Internship Program

3 Session per year

Fall         15 weeks

Spring    15 weeks

Summer 10 weeks

  • Internships are unpaid  and are typically 2/3 female and 1/3 male
  • Student must be in their Junior or Senior year in order to intern at the Carter Center
  • Freshman and  Sophomore students can volunteer at the Carter Center but will not be considered Interns
  • The Carter Center will accept a total of 115 Interns per year
  • Depending on their major, students can receive course credit for their internship

 

Programs and Offices with Internships Available

Peace Programs

  • Americas
  • China
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Democracy
  • Human Rights 

Health Programs

  • International Public Health
  • Mental Health

Operations

  • Art / Volunteer Services
  • Development / Fundraising
  • Public Information
  • Special Events

Other

  • Education
  • Research

How to apply?

www.cartercenter.org/internships

 

As always, please feel free to reach out with quesitons direclty at 404-727-6036 or wsegura@emory.edu.

 

Last Thursday we had the opportunity to visit the CDC (Center for Disease Control) whose headquarters are located just down the road from Emory.  Below are some quick facts for those of you who are interested in Internships and Career Opportunities.

If you are not familiar with the CDC, click here

Quick Facts

  • The CDC has more than 15,000 employees. 
  • Undergraduate students can intern at the CDC in ten or eleven week programs.  These internships are available for juniors and seniors. A list of the internships can be found here.   
  • There are a few opportunities for recent graduates to work at the CDC, including one and two year fellowship programs.  A list of the fellowships can be found here

 

 

It was a great experience and we thank the CDC for allowing us to come by and visit.

 It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since I began at Emory University. I can tell you that it has been a fantastic year with many different challenges and amazing opportunities. One specific thing I really enjoy about working in higher education is that we operate in cycles. This means that I will always have a good idea of what is coming up on the horizon.

As fall 2011 approached, I hit the road ready to talk about Emory University, Atlanta and anything else that might come up in general conversation. In 2011/2012 academic year I visited:

  • South Florida
  • Austin, Texas
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Houston, Texas
  • Dallas, Texas

Every city that I visited has its own unique charm and beauty along with amazing students ready to talk about Emory University. Travel started in early September and I soon realized that it is very easy to gain a couple of pounds while traveling. Eating healthy while traveling proved to be challenging, but I also got to try many great eateries across the country. Another great aspect of travel season is seeing the different High Schools in every city and state. It is important to note every high school is set up completely different. I don’t mean the physical landscape, rather the organizational structure, campus programs, etc. By the end of October I had visited over 80 schools, participated in various college fairs, evening programs and I was heading back to Atlanta ready to begin the next step in the cycle.

November presented a new set of responsibilities, we began our reading season at Emory and little did we know that this year we would receive the largest amount of applications in Emory University’s history.  Reading season provided me with a great opportunity to get to know the students that I met during travel season. I was able to learn about many students’ passions, extracurricular activities, essays and of course what types of classes they were taking. Reading applications truly allows you to better know each student and it was always nice to read an application from a student that I met during my travels to their hometown. Overall reading season was great! We started in November and finished up towards the end of March. When we started reading it was cold outside, when we finished the sun was starting to come out and the flowers were blooming. It was an amazing process with an incredibly competitive class and I am looking forward to next year!

More to come…

As the summer approaches I know many rising seniors are beginning the college applications process.  Below you will find some valuable information and tips on things we are looking for during the application process.

Curriculum

  • This is the very important to us.
  • What type of classes have you taken in High School?
  • Did you take the most rigorous courses available to you?
  • If your school offers AP / IB / Honors curriculum we would like to see you take those types of courses.
  • There is no “magic” number of courses you have to take to be admitted, just take the amount that you are comfortable with.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Be involved!
  • We like to see commitment in students activities
  • We do not have a preference on whether a student plays sports, music, works, etc. all of these are great activities that we value.

Test scores

  • At Emory University we will accept the SAT or the ACT
  • We will superscore the SAT  and take your highest composite ACT score

GPA

  • We will re-calculate your GPA on a 4.0 scale and look at the un-weighted GPA.
  • GPA is important but remember that we value a rigorous curriculum.  We like to see that you have challenged yourself by taking a rigorous course load.

Letters of Rec

  • At Emory we require 1 letter from your HS guidance counselor.
  • You may send up to 2 additional letters from a teacher / coach / or school official.

Essays

  • Please make sure that your Essays are specific to Emory University! Many schools will ask you to write an essay on “Why” you want to attend their school. Make sure this essay is VERY specific!!!! Please stay away from very general terms. Mention things that you like about the school, programs you are interested in, or something that only pertains to that school.
  • The essay is important!

Please feel free to reach with additional questions.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

-Will

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