On Thursday, January 14, we were pleased to welcome back four of our Alumni to speak to current students about their college experience. Eli Lichtman '14 (Hamilton College), Emma Snover '14 (Barnard College), Walter Argueta '15 (Manhattanville College), and Alyssa Meyers '15 (Boston University) joined us for two panels moderated by Peter Newcomb.
The first panel, for our Junior Class, focused on the college application process. The Alumni spoke about the common application, what they looked for on college visits, and how they selected their top choice school. They answered student questions about maximizing the usefulness of the College Counseling Office and how to stay organized. Emma encouraged students to keep a journal during their time at King so when they sit down to write their essays they are able to easily reflect on their experiences.
For the Senior panel, the conversation turned to the transition to college life and the challenges and opportunities it presented. The Alumni spoke about adjustments large and small - from figuring out time management, to meeting new people, to figuring out how to do laundry. They discussed Greek life and the ways in which they felt academically prepared by King.
It is always a pleasure to see our recent graduates and hear how they are thriving at college. We are even more grateful when they are willing to pass some of the wisdom they've gathered onto the King students for whom they are known and trusted faces. Thank you to Walter, Eli, Alyssa and Emma for your time and advice!