After my kickboxing class today I ran to the Bush Room and just finished a three hour shift of the Admissions Telethon, calling to congratulate Early Action students on getting into MIT.
It was… tough. What do you tell a high school senior during a surprise phone call on a balmy January evening?
The first few calls were just as surprising for me as they were for the person I called, but I understand if we caught you off guard or in the middle of homework. We had a team of roughly 25 students calling students on the East Coast, slowly moving across the US into the West Coast by 9pm EST. The best part of my job was calling students who were ecstatic that they were getting a call from MIT, their dream school!
The room, the fuel and the tool!
Luckily after two of my roommates joined me, the process started going a lot smoother. We got a chance to chat with students from Massachusetts, New Jersey (Anji’s home state!), Florida, Georgia, Washington (Nicole’s home state!), and California (my home state!)
Anji after a few successful calls… and Nicole after her first one!
We tried our best to answer as many questions as possible about CPW, housing, extracurriculars, athletics, campus life and everything in between. In case you thought of any questions or have more, please feel free to email me at connie.huang at mit dot edu or just comment on this post! I’d love to follow up with the students I got a chance to chat with and hear from the ones I didn’t get to reach.
After Nicole and I finished our eightieth call, we downed the last of our chips and were serenaded by the Chorallaries, in the middle of practice in Lobby 10 for their upcoming competition!
Lookin’ good, Hannah Wood.