category: Dawg Blawg Ask Your Admissions Counselor By Gardner-Webb University On July 20, 2021 Questions To Ask Your Admissions Counselor Your college admissions counselor is a fantastic resource to utilize during all parts of your college search process. It’s their job to help you every step of the way – from submitting your application to learning more about the school and deciding where will be the best fit. At GWU, you’re assigned a personal admissions counselor that works with you from day one. If you come to campus for a personal visit, you’ll get to sit down with them and discuss all of the things you need to know about becoming a student at GWU. Can’t make it to campus? No worries! Our counselors are available via email, phone, and text to answer anything that comes to mind. As you’re continuing your college search, here are some great questions to consider asking your admissions counselor. What Is Student Life Like? The student community on campus is diverse, engaging, and full of excitement. From cheering on the Runnin’ Bulldogs from the Student Section, signing up for a Student Activities event, or joining one of our 60+ clubs and organizations, there are plenty of ways to get involved on campus and get the most out of your college experience. What Scholarship Opportunities Are Available? GWU offers a variety of merit-based and talent-based scholarships. We also host two scholarship competitions each year for the Ignite Excellence Scholarship and the Tucker Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength Scholarship. Make sure you talk to your counselor about these opportunities! Is There Support to Help Students Find Internships? What are Some Internships Students Have Done in the Past? The Center for Personal and Professional Development helps connect students with potential internships and hosts an Internship Fair each year. Our students have interned all over the country, working for nonprofit organizations, in state and local government, with small businesses, large corporations, and more. Past internship sites include Red Ventures, Wells-Fargo, Walgreens, the U.S. House of Representatives, and more. Are There any Kids of Career Services Available? The Center for Personal and Professional Development also hosts a variety of career development programs throughout the year. These events cover topics such as resume development, networking tips, and leadership skills. Does GWU Offer Study Abroad Opportunities? We sure do! You can choose to study abroad through the Office of International Programs and study for a semester or academic year at one of our international partner universities. Interested in Spanish? Spend the summer in Costa Rica, studying Spanish and immersing yourself in the culture with other GWU students while earning credit towards your degree. These are just a few of the study abroad opportunities available to students! What are Some Missions Or Service Opportunities Available? Participate in one of the many mission trips offered each year that serve communities at home and abroad. Past mission trips have taken students to cities like New York City, NY, San Francisco, CA, and Atlanta, GA. Students have served internationally in Honduras, Guatemala, Africa, and a variety of other countries.