Meet Byron Glaus, Assistant Director of Admissions at Emmanuel College.
Byron is an alumnus of Emmanuel College. He visits and reads applications for Maine, Northern New Jersey and parts of New York (the Hudson Valley area including Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties as well as the Capital-Saratoga region including Albany, Fulton and Saratoga Counties).
What is your favorite thing about Emmanuel College?
The perfect balance of traditional and non-traditional classroom experiences. When I was a student here I studied hard and was pushed academically, but I also learned some of life's most important and memorable lessons from the friends, parents, staff, faculty and administration who make up the Emmanuel College community. Emmanuel was (and still is) a talent magnet, thanks to its unique approach of exposing students to a well-rounded education. It's a great bet.
What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?
I am a big fan of Boston's cultural and historical sites. I enjoy visiting Faneuil Hall Marketplace and stopping by the Museum of Fine Arts or Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (which happen to be right around the corner from Emmanuel). Boston is small, but nonetheless vibrant and charming. Most popular locations are easily accessible by public transportation or just by walking!
What is the one piece of advice you would give prospective students about the college process?
Do your research, ask questions and most importantly, find your voice. Admissions counselors want to hear who YOU are-your interests, passions and ideas. When you are writing your college essay or interviewing with a counselor, be sure you can accurately convey who you are as well as your goals and aspirations. You know YOU best!
What is the most exciting aspect of working in Admissions?
Meeting students and parents who have no idea what Emmanuel has to offer and getting them excited about the College. Making that connection is what it's all about, and makes my job that much more rewarding.