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Include These College Advisor Skills
- Advising abilities
- An approachable manner
- A non-judgmental attitude
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Being able to work independently and as part of a team
- Confidentiality and work ethics
- Familiarity with academic environments
- Time management
- Being able to work under pressure
- Computer competences
A typical College Advisor cover letter sample showcasing similar abilities is provided just below.
Dear Mr. Ellis:
Upon learning of your search for a new College Advisor, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your consideration. As a student-oriented and extremely knowledgeable professional with an extensive background in working directly with students to identify their academic and career pursuits and assist them throughout the college application and admissions process, I would be a strong asset to your team in this role.
My background includes evaluating students’academic performances, collaborating with teachers, guiding at-risk students, and recommending appropriate coursework and activities to strengthen students’positioning as college applicants. With strong inner motivation and superior organization talents, I excel at coordinating career assessment exams, facilitating college campus fairs and representative visits, and identifying colleges and universities most appropriate for each student’s unique goals and objectives. Further, my vast and up-to-date knowledge of nationwide college and university programs and requirements is certain to render me an asset to your school in this role.
Highlights of my qualifications include…
Educating and supporting junior- and senior-year students at LeHigh Academy in Ridgefield, Ohio as a College Advisor for the past 10 years, helping students throughout college application, admissions, and financial aid processes.
Designing and implementing a college-readiness system, enabling 168 out of 185 seniors to gain college acceptance while providing workshops on financial aid programs, college essay and application assistance, and scholarship/grant opportunities.
Developing and distributing career inventories, surveys, and questionnaires for students to discover and home in on their professional interests.
Reaching out to local alumni of colleges and universities to build relationships and garner support for soon-to-graduate students.
Monitoring and documenting matriculation of graduates, ensuring thorough completion of all corresponding and final student records.
Possessing outstanding research, analysis, and interpersonal abilities; superior written and verbal communication skills.
With my success in advising and supporting students throughout all facets of college application and admissions, I am well prepared to extend my record of service to your team at Monteville High School. I welcome the opportunity to discuss this position, and my qualifications, with you further. Thank you for your consideration.
Marjorie R. Trahan