Meeting College Students/Alumni

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DrAwesome
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Meeting College Students/Alumni

Postby DrAwesome » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:40 pm UTC

I'm considering several different schools, most of which are far away, so I was hoping to be able to meet with some alumni to get a feel for the schools. Anyone have any suggestions about the best way to get in contact with someone? I don't want to be bothersome by trying to find people through Facebook if they don't want to be contacted.

Btw, the schools I'm mostly considering are USC, UCLA, and Penn State.

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Re: Meeting College Students/Alumni

Postby Newt » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:09 pm UTC

I wouldn't worry about bothering people over Facebook; lots of people are quite happy to talk about themselves, and the remainder aren't losing any sleep over an unsolicted request for information.

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Re: Meeting College Students/Alumni

Postby dg61 » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:55 am UTC

Many schools are happy to set up alumni interviews and keep in touch with alumni across the country and around the world for that purpose; contact the admissions offices of the schools you're interested in and they should be able to arrange one for you in your hometown.

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Re: Meeting College Students/Alumni

Postby ramblinjd » Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:35 pm UTC

dg61 wrote:...contact the admissions offices of the schools you're interested in


Agreed. I worked as a tour guide and recruiter in college and we would call, facebook, email, etc. kids across the country, as well as host meet-ups in the summers in our hometowns. They'll have a hookup for you.


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