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Bianca's Admissions Farewell

Jan 26, 2021

Over the years, I have had so many opportunities to flourish as a student worker here in the Admissions office. I’ve had so many chances to meet and connect with prospective students during open house, blog writing, phone calls, emails, and more. These past four years have given me so many connections with people, and their stories, and passions for education.

As my time in Admissions comes to a close and I graduate from King’s for the last time, I’d like to tell my story and my experience for those who are looking into joining the Admissions team. There are so many skills to learn and many amazing and hardworking people who just want to see you succeed!

Out of the many things that I have gained throughout my Admissions journey, here are a few that have made a huge impact on who I am today:

Communication

The first time I started in Admissions, I couldn’t even pick up the phone. I was too shy! With a little push from my fellow coworkers, I eventually had to pick up the phone and say the famous words, “The King’s University Admissions office, Bianca speaking”. And let me tell you, I’ve got quite good at that now.

Working here has given me the chance to come out of my shell and talk to people. I got to listen to people’s stories and the reasons why they work so hard to reach their dream career. I was also taught to be confident and that I have the knowledge to do this job and to do it well. If you become a student worker, I can confidently say that you will be different on your way out. A good kind of different.

Organization

Working in this office has definitely added to my love of organization. I was given every chance to organize whatever I could. That’s part of why I loved my job, I was given the opportunity to do what I am good at while learning how to develop new skills. Organization was something I felt comfortable doing and I was always able to have that task to fall back on. I’ve also gained organization skills with databases! I guess I could say I am kind of a tech whiz now.

Friendships

Now this isn’t as cheesy as you think it’s going to get but when you’re learning and laughing with the same coworkers every day and when you’re right up at the front desk, you get to know people a lot more. You get to be the firsthand contact with prospective students, and you do develop friendships. You help others understand why King’s fits into their story.

I have reason to believe that my time in Admissions was meant to be part of my story and I’m going to tell it for as long as I can. Lastly, there are a lot of people to thank for various reasons. To the Admissions staff, thank you for giving me a chance to grow. To the editor and publisher of our 601 blogs, thank you for reading over years’ worth of my blogs, you are phenomenal. To the readers of this blog, thank you for following me on my journey.

As for my next stop in life, I am picking up everything I’ve learned from King’s and implementing that to being the best teacher I can be.

For the last time, I sign off this blog with…

Yours truly,
Bianca.

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