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The One with the Bigger Crane

November 12, 2012

On November 1st, something very exciting happened on campus, they removed the tower crane from the middle of the Teaching and Learning Building construction site. Now, this is exciting to me for 2 reasons: It brings us one step closer to the completion of the TLB, which means we, and by we I mean the […]

Living the HMC Mission…

October 29, 2012

I admit that at first I was stumped as to what to write for this week’s blog. I mentioned this indecision to our Dean of Faculty today, and his suggestion was “Why don’t you write about this?”  The “this” in question was the memorial service for our former Chair of the Board of Trustees.  I […]

To do ED or not to do ED?

October 22, 2012

Early Decision vs Regular Decision Some of you may be thinking about early decision (ED). I decided to jot down a few points and questions that may help you with this decision. I hope this helps not just in determining ED at HMC but other colleges as well and of course we’d love for you […]

Fall Sports Season

October 19, 2012

The student-athletes at Mudd are impressive. As a former college athlete I know how challenging it is to stay on top of academic commitments while also devoting the time and effort it takes to be successful on the field of play. Being a varsity athlete at any college or university is challenging, but I think […]

Life of the Traveling Admission Officer!

October 10, 2012

Often when I’m on the road, students and families ask me what it’s like to travel so much during our Fall Recruitment season. Well in two words…exhausting and fulfilling. Exhausting because of the incredibly long days, jet lag that you never seem to be able to catch up with and constant feeling of being “on” […]

Me and Mt. Baldy

October 1, 2012

Hello! My name is Jason Santiago and I am the new Admission Counselor here at Harvey Mudd College. I graduated from HMC in 2007, and have since worked in the Dean of Students Office, the Office of Institutional Diversity and now, here in the Office of Admission. I’m very excited about my new role on […]

A Different Perspective on the College Admission process

September 21, 2012

My admission career now stretches over 25 years.  I love helping students and their families understand this sometimes-baffling process. When my oldest went through his college search, I learned a LOT about the admission process, and about myself.  My younger son, a junior in the IB program at his public high school, is just beginning […]

Meet Our Senior Interns

September 14, 2012

I’m Raissa Diamante, Associate Director of Admissions here at Harvey Mudd. This is my ninth year in college admissions and I’m looking forward to another jam packed year full of meeting students and their families, reading applications, weaving through traffic to get to my school visits, and eating good food in your town (I love […]

Extreme Makeover: Website Edition

September 12, 2012

Driver…MOVE THAT BUS!!!! I’d like to officially welcome you to the new website for HMC’s Office of Admission and Financial Aid.  We have been working hard over the last few months to produce a website that would not only provide you information on the Admission and Financial Aid application processes, but also capture the personality […]

New Digs….kinda

August 20, 2012

In early August, the Admissions staff had our final staff retreat of the summer where we finalized assigning office duties and travel/reading territories (among other things). As a special treat for the conclusion of our retreat, Thyra arranged for our staff to get a special hard-hat visit to our new digs. For those who don’t […]