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Aligning Competencies with Success: What does it take to be an effective admissions counselor
College & University
  • Ann M Gansemer-Topf, Iowa State University
  • Kasie Von Haden, Viterbo University
  • Elyse Peggar, Iowa State University
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The admissions counselor position is a common entry-level professional position in higher education. However, little is known about the competencies needed to be successful in this position. Through interviews with entry-level admissions counselors, this study sought to better understand these competencies and their alignment with the recently created ACPA/NASPA Student Affairs competencies. Results and implications for practice are discussed.

This article is from College & University, 2015, 90(1); 14-22. Posted with permission.

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Ann M Gansemer-Topf, Kasie Von Haden and Elyse Peggar. "Aligning Competencies with Success: What does it take to be an effective admissions counselor" College & University Vol. 90 Iss. 1 (2015) p. 14 - 22
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