Emily Abelson

Emily is an alumna of Emmanuel College. She visits and reads applications for parts of New York (Long Island; the Hudson Valley including Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties; and the Capital-Saratoga region including Albany, Fulton and Saratoga Counties). She also works with students in Massachusetts, including areas west of Boston.

What is your favorite thing about Emmanuel College?

The opportunities are truly endless. Being in the heart of Boston, Emmanuel and our students have made connections with some of the nations most admired employers. The faculty are excited and passionate about helping you, which makes them a great source of support. Emmanuel is a community like no other, that gives you the tools necessary to prepare for life after college and immerses you in experiences you wouldn’t have anywhere else.

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

Exploring! Boston has so many incredible neighborhoods and museums. We are neighbors to the beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, both galleries are quiet places to spend time or to study. Of course, grabbing last minute tickets to a Red Sox game is high on my list too. There’s nothing like that electric atmosphere of Fenway.

What is the one piece of advice you would give prospective students about the college process?

The process of choosing a college that’s right for you can be stressful, but only if you let it. Make sure to stay organized, know the important deadlines and find a way to visit campus, either by a campus tour or an open house! Whether you make it to campus or not, reach out to your admissions counselor to show your interest. It is possible to have a personal touch with your application, so make sure to be as involved as possible throughout the process.

What is the most exciting aspect of working in Admissions?

The best part of working in admissions is seeing the direct impact that I have on students and their decision to attend Emmanuel. As an alumna, I love sharing my passion for Emmanuel with others and hearing why the school will be such a special place for them.