Whether you have just started in admission or have a few years under your belt, you may find the admission office to be a challenging and sometimes isolated place.
Because the admission function is so specialized, independent school admission professionals can find themselves with many questions and too few proven answers.
The Mentoring Initiative is run by the Admission Leadership Council, which recruits experienced colleagues and carefully matches them with candidates desiring a mentor. This year's committee co-chairs are Kimberly Carter, Branksome Hall School (ON, Canada) and Aaron Mieszczanski, Harvard-Westlake School (CA).
For more information on the Mentorship Initiative, contact our membership team.
My mentor is an experienced, trusted advisor during a new and exciting, but challenging time. Having an inside look at how an admission office at a school outside the St. Louis area operates has been invaluable, as it allows me to see the larger enrollment landscape and reminds me that there are other challenges and ways to manage through the admission cycle, even as I am sitting in my own very competitive market.
— DaAnn Pomatto, Director of Admission, Forsyth School (MO)