As part of an on-going series introducing campus departments and the people who work there, News@Wilkes looks at members of the Admissions Department. Meet admissions counselor, Maureen Iskra ’10.
What do you do in your job as an admissions counselor? Depends on the season! Fall involves traveling to high schools and college fairs to meet with prospective students and guidance counselors. Winter and spring is spent reading applications, meeting with families, answering questions and helping students through the college admissions process. And the most exciting time: Summer, which involves walking the incoming freshman class through everything from orientation to their first day of class!
Best College Advice for Prospective Students: Visit as many Open Houses as you can to determine which schools you want to apply to. After getting accepted, schedule a personalized visit with the school to visit again. You will get a different feeling when you step onto campus knowing you’re accepted. It’s no longer a dream- it can be your reality.
Favorite place on the Wilkes campus? The third floor of the Cohen Science Center. It has the most beautiful view of campus and the valley.
Why Wilkes? Because I’ve experienced firsthand the kinds of opportunities Wilkes offers its students. As a 2010 graduate, I have reaped the benefits of attending and can personally attest to the quality education students receive.