Preparing Boys for Life

Students talk with hand-selected college admissions reps during mock interviews

As part of the individualized college counseling process, V Form students participated in workshops and mock interviews with college admissions officers. 

During the 25-minute interviews, students were paired with a representative from a college that they are not considering, making it a truly constructive exercise. 

“The mock interviews help students understand how to present themselves,” said Karen Ley, Senior Associate Director of College Counseling. “They receive an evaluation following the interview. This helps them feel prepared and comfortable, and begins to set the pace for the journey of college selection.”

In addition to the mock interviews, students had an opportunity to ask questions of admissions representatives from Dickinson, St. Joe’s, Trinity, and Penn. In a smaller classroom setting, juniors were able to ask seniors about lessons learned, mistakes and successes along the way, and more.

“This was a broad but helpful process,” said V Former Iogi. “I learned that I need to be more specific and confident in my responses. I also got feedback about what I do well, so I can continue in that direction.”

Haverford’s dedicated College Counseling team provides individualized counseling beginning in a student’s sophomore year. 94% of graduates in the last five years were admitted to one of their top three college choices. Learn more about the College Counseling program >

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