One of my favorite aspects of my job as the Universities at Shady Grove’s (USG) Senior Recruiter is being able to meet prospective students and families at various college fairs, presentations, on-campus conversations, and of course our biannual open house events. Hearing a student say that they have a better understanding of how USG works or now know what their next steps will be in the confusing college application process – as a direct result of our interaction – is extremely rewarding.
So it goes without saying that when we were instructed to cease all in-person interaction with prospective students a few weeks ago until further notice, I was visibly disappointed. But just as students and professors are being asked to adapt to online courses, I realized that I, too, could create an equally meaningful and informative experience for prospective students using just the technologies available to me.
After two intense weeks of telework (emphasis on the “work” part!), my colleagues and I are proud to unveil two new webpages, USG 101 and Academic Program Information, that each contain a plethora of resources for prospective students and families and offer alternate ways to connect with USG and academic program staff. Some highlights of both pages are below:
General USG Campus Information:
Academic Program Information:
Scholarships & Financial Literacy (at USG, students have access to scholarships from their home university AND from USG!):
USG Services & Student Life:
MC-USG Transfer Access Programs (if you have at least one semester left at MC, you may qualify for a Transfer Access Program):
ACES at USG:
Hear from Current Students:
As you can see, while we regret not being able to meet you in the same physical space at this time, that doesn’t mean we can’t connect! We look forward to doing just that through one or more of the ways listed above in the coming weeks and hopefully being able to welcome you back to our campus this summer and beyond.
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