Constance M. Brannon, M.Ed.
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Graduate Assistantship

I enrolled in Kent State University’s HIED program with a primary interest in Admissions because I served as an interim counselor for one travel season at Baldwin-Wallace after graduation. I enjoyed interacting with prospective students on a daily basis and chatting with them about what they were looking for in a college environment and academic experience; I also enjoy sharing my love for B-W with others because it had such a profound impact on my life. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions on the Kent Campus offered me an assistantship, and I quickly had a crash-course in other responsibilities admission counselors manage in-office, since our counselors travel between September and November. One Assistant Director is a graduate of our program and told me: “If you can survive an assistantship here without losing your mind, you are more than capable of obtaining an entry-level job. You will problem-solve and program-plan unlike most of your peers.” I feel that it has trained me well for possible admission counselor positions; because I meet with students one-on-one so frequently (and often discuss major/career options), it has also prepared me to pursue career services positions.

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