Hobsons recently surveyed 224 admissions counselors to get their perspective of life on the road. Road warriors from all over the country provided their insights on high school visits, lunch room visits, interactions with high school counselors and students, as well as travel habits throughout the season. Admissions professionals also provided advice for school counselors to ensure that students have the best experience when meeting with college representatives.
Some of the key facts from the survey include:
- Over 60% of high school visits by admissions counselors happen over the lunch period.
- Two-thirds of admissions counselors report working 9-12 hours per day.
- Positive interactions with school counselors have an impact on initial and return visits scheduled.
- Professional association conferences are a main source of networking for admissions counselors.
Want to learn more about the 2016 Road Warriors Survey? Complete the form below to access the full report. If you would like to participate in our 2017 survey, click here.
We’ve also hosted a webinar, hosted by Kim Oppelt (a former high school counselor) to discuss last year’s results and encourage conversation about how to make the high school visit and college fair process better for students as well as school and admissions staff. Access the webinar here!