Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Academy Awards For College Counseling Professionals

In just a few short weeks we will convene in one great city, Seattle. Our conference—which can be likened to the Academy Awards but for college counseling professionals—will be chock-full of information, both updated and new, regarding the admission profession, presentations, awards, and most importantly fun and fellowship with new and old friends.

But after you strut your stuff along the red carpet attending presentations and conducting meetings, let your hair down, per se by taking advantage all that this city has to offer.

There are a myriad of wonderful institutions that surround the city awaiting your visit to their campuses. However, you may want to contact them in advance for either a personal or scheduled group tour. Visit the College Tour page on nacacnet.org for the most up to date information on this.

Outside of the work related items, be sure to take full advantage of all this beautiful city has to offer. The possibility of catching a citing of heart throb and Dr. McDreamy, Patrick Dempsey, or eye-candy, Meredith Grey, both co-stars of Grey’s Anatomy based in Seattle, are slim, however, taking advantage of Seattle’s best attractions is much more likely—from Pike Place to the Space Needle, there is much to see and do in this city known for its beautiful natural surroundings.

So, make sure you are registered, make your airline reservations, confirm your hotel, DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR BADGE WITH YOU (even if it is wrong!) and make your list and check it twice as you don’t want to miss out on the culture, the coffee, the museums, and theatres located in this city surrounded by water.

I look forward to seeing you in Seattle, galoshes and all, and sharing a drink or two amongst friends.

Brian K. Smith
Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
Baylor School