Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Time Flies

Whether you consider time in the micro or macro sense it sure does fly!! I find it hard to believe that I am already well into my 5th admissions cycle as director of admissions here at WPI. It seems like it was just yesterday when I moved into the "big" office as the new director of admissions. A lot has happened over that time here at WPI. Thankfully almost all of it has been good:) Even in this relatively short period of time it is amazing to think about how I spend my days and how that has changed over the past few years. Yes I still read files and I still travel and recruit, but what about everything else?

Here are some of my upcoming meetings for next week:

A meeting about a new template for our blog page on the Web

Meeting with a video crew on campus to shoot a new admissions virtual tour

Signing off on a new design for our admission packets that better incorporates information on our admitted student microsite and Facebook presence

A call with College Week Live to set-up a web cam for my talk on their upcoming event

Finalizing the details of a new Global Scholars program and discussing how to get the word out about the program

Now if I had written down this list of meetings 5 years ago, and shared it with a colleague, half of the meetings wouldn't have made any sense....the topic areas barely existed. I guess that's why time flies in admissions...things are always new and exciting.

Time in the micro sense? We are open until 3PM today and I had 4 or 5 projects I was hoping to wrap-up in between our presentations....other than this post and meeting with families not much got done....time flies!!