Admissions Counselor traces, roots back to Philadelphia

By Shae McPherson
October 11, 2011

Lindsey Scott, 22-year old recent graduate of  Gettysburg College, has traced her hometown roots back to Philadelphia to work as an admissions counselor in the Office of Admissions.

Scott’s role as an admissions counselor is to help prospective students learn everything they need to know about Cabrini College and guide them through the admissions process. Scott covers territories from Central and North Jersey to Delaware. Scott’s job also requires a great amount of traveling in which she attends college fairs at high schools and provides students and guidance counselors with a basic knowledge of Cabrini and the admissions process.

“My job is to spread the word of Cabrini for students I am responsible for,”  Scott said. She is accustomed to traveling therefore the travel aspect of the job is nothing new. She studied abroad in Seville, Spain for five months and volunteered in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. “The experience was a little bit of a culture shock but it was amazing,” Scott said.

Scott attends information sessions hosted by the college for prospective students and families to tour the campus and get a first-hand look at the Cabrini College community. She also reviews prospective students’ applications and determines whether or not students are accepted.

“I actually accepted my first student last week,” Scott said. “It’s kind of weird having the power to do that, but it’s nice seeing your hard work pay off when you see students apply and end up coming to the college.”

“Lindsey brings new life to the admissions office,” Saleem Brown, assistant director of admissions at Cabrini College, said.

Scott graduated May 2011 from Gettysburg College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in globalization studies and a Spanish minor. While attending Gettysburg, Scott worked in the Admissions Office as an intern and tour guide since her sophomore year. Coming from an admissions atmosphere at Gettysburg College, Scott knew her future profession would be working in admissions somewhere after graduating college.

“It was an easy transition working on a college campus but kind of weird not being a student.” Scott said.

Scott enjoys working and making connections with people. “Each time of the year is different and I never get bored.” Scott said.

Scott was born and raised outside of Philadelphia in Gwynedd Valley, about 13 miles from Cabrini College. Before graduating from school, Scott applied to several jobs in the Philadelphia area and she received a phone call from the director of admissions two days before graduation, informing Scott that she received the admissions position.

“That really made my graduation exciting,” Scott said. When comparing the two schools, Gettysburg and Cabrini, Scott said, “Both schools are very similar and very welcoming.”

Alison Janowski, receptionist in the Office of Admissions at Cabrini College, said. “Lindsey is a very energetic, adorable and intelligent young woman who brings a lot to the department.”

When Scott isn’t aiding prospective students with admissions information, she is working out at the gym, shopping, watching “Modern Family,” spending time with her friends and family or cheering on Chase Utley and the Phillies.

Scott’s next focus in life is to take her GRE’s (Graduate Record Examinations) for graduate school and continue to represent Cabrini College as an admissions counselor.

Lindsey Scott is the new admissions counselor at Cabrini.

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