Chipotle? Pizza? Study More Applications?

8:30 AM: I reach my office (lets be truthful, cubicle) to start my work day. We open my outlook, read new emails, and respond to nearly all of them (some will need some attention that is extra into the day.) I’m very close to finishing my one walk for the day.

8:45-9:00 AM: I open three windows: 1) the internet, 2) our very own USC database that is internal and 3) my grade point average (GPA) calculator. We utilze the internet to see the Application that is common database to help keep records of everything, and just as it sounds, the GPA calculator to calculate GPAs. I am always very happy once I see an entire history that is academic. USC asks applicants to list their classes and grades by topic (English, mathematics, spanish, social sciences etc…) so so it’s obvious the classes a student took in ninth through eleventh grade. I’m also able to see the grades in a clear and organized way. I begin reading applications.

9:01 AM: Someone just started discussing fantasy football. This immediately catches my attention (I was eliminated in the first round of playoffs after spending the entire season as number one in my league of sixteen players…just sayin…) I struggle to stay focused but my will power is still strong this early in the morning as a first time player.

9:02 AM 12:00 PM: I continue reading… the thing that is first look at in a student’s application is their first and second choice major (primari (more…)