DC Career Trip

Fletcher will be unusually quiet today and tomorrow, and classes are on hold. A large portion of the student body – 214 students, to be precise – will be missing. While it sounds like the premise of The Leftovers, it’s far less alarming and, I’d argue, much more interesting. The annual Washington DC career trip, organized by the Office of Career Services (OCS), is a major event on the spring calendar, large enough to make it feel like Fletcher has temporarily relocated for a few days.

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Nick’s reading day(s)

As he experiences the joys and pains of his first Fletcher reading season, Nick has the honor of continuing a very important Admissions Blog tradition: the reading day post! Like most application readers past and current, he makes sure to strategize ways to stay fresh in order to get through the workload. Unlike most readers, though, he has the background to generate an artisanally-curated playlist to sustain him through the day. And if that doesn’t work, well, there’s always an adorable baby on call to help out…

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Open House for early admits

EN Open House – that’s “early notification,” for those not versed in admissions lingo – is always a fun day. It’s the first organized occasion of the admissions year that allows us to meet some of our admitted students, but still a relatively small and relaxed affair: 25-30 visitors, rather than the 150+ we’ll welcome in April for our spring Open House.

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Introducing Yaritza

We’re thrilled to welcome some new team members to our office, and the timing couldn’t be better. There’s lots of work to be done as we process and evaluate applications, and prepare to release admissions decisions! Today we introduce Yaritza Peña, whose prior admissions and international recruitment experience makes her a natural fit. And, in conjunction with Nick, her fine arts background greatly increases the high culture quotient on our team. Welcome, Yaritza!

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A gathering of the Fletcher Korea Club

Today, a fun update from Fletcher alumnus and friend of the blog Han Kim. During his student days, Han was an Admissions Interviewer, and also shared his experience training for the Boston Marathon in this space. Happily for me – and for you, readers – he’s still in touch with my friend, colleague, and former blog steward Jessica, through whom I got wind of this recent Fletcher Korea Club event.

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