In this week’s episode you will hear
In the News (30:18) : Mark and Susan discuss a Sara Harberson article entitled, “10 Things to know if you want to major in business” The February 10th, 2022 article appeared in her blog: https://www.saraharberson.com/blog/things-to-know-major-in-business (Length 26 minutes)
This week’s question (56:04) Mark and Lisa discuss how students should answer the following question that North Carolina State is asking all of its applicants to answer this year: NC State University is committed to building a just and inclusive community, one that does not tolerate unjust or inhumane treatment, and that denounces it, clearly and loudly.
Please describe what those words mean to you and how you will contribute to a more diverse and inclusive NC State environment (250 words). (Length 29 minutes)
This week’s interview (1:25:15) Mark continues with his four part interview that some of our listeners have been asking about for years. Trinity University in San Antonio’s Admission Director (Justin Doty) is joined by their athletic liaison of over 30 years (Paul McGinlay) for an in-depth interview of how athletic recruiting works at an academically selective D-3 school. Justin and Paul answer 40 questions that Mark asks them about athletic recruiting and how it works over this four part series. Part 3 of 4. Preview-Part 3 : (1) Paul gives his thoughts on recruitment services like NCSA and other recruiting services, (2) Paul asks the question, how can a student know if a coach is serious about them, (3) Paul gives some very good advice for one thing a student can do to make themselves stand out if they aren’t getting a positive response, (4) Justin gives the academic profile of Trinity, (5) Justin tells us how many kids submit scores,
(6) Justin talks about the type of student-athlete that Trinity attracts and the type of questions they ask, (7) Justin talks about what athletic pre-reads are and how they work at Trinity and Justin answers many questions that Mark peppers him with, (8) Paul talks about whether some sports get a bigger thumb on the scale than others in athletic recruitment and Justin compares athletic recruitment to recruitment for the arts (Length 23 minutes)
Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:38:16) Our Recommended Resource is the podcast Gatecrashers: The Hidden History of Jews and the Ivy league.
College Spotlight (1:48:46) : Kevin Newton is back for a College Spotlight trilogy that will look at the Ancient Scottish Universities. Over the next three weeks Kevin will answer questions about what makes these five universities special. Part 3 of 3
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