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University of Chicago admissions counselor visits students

A University of Chicago flyer distributed at the College and Career Center during the visit.

University of Chicago admissions counselor Alana Koscove visited students at the College and Career Center after school Tuesday, Oct. 12 from 2:45 to 3:30 p.m. 

The aspects of the University of Chicago’s student body, the things that admission officers like to see on an application and life in Chicago were the main elements that Koscove talked about. She shared that the University of Chicago is a place for students who enjoy learning not just from teachers, but also by themselves and with their peers. 

“Not everywhere is going to be here like Los Angeles. Everywhere has their own different feel, and I think that’s what’s good,” College and Career counselor Edward Villacorta said. “If that’s what a student wants, to experience something new, then [an out of state school] is probably the best option for that.”

Only two students attended the visit, allowing Koscove to center her presentation around what they wanted to know. One of the students was interested in the University of Chicago’s medical school, so Koscove explained the connections the school has to hospitals in the area. 

“If you want to learn more about how different schools operate, that is one of the main reasons why you should get in [these visits]. We have representatives who actually went to the schools, who work for the schools,” Villacorta said. “They’ll be able to tell you firsthand how different these schools are apart from each other. And I think that’s a very important thing, just showing the distinction.”

By Ryan Huang, Staff writer
Photo courtesy of Alana Koscove