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Include These College Counselor Skills
- Educational experience
- Knowledge of college admission procedures
- Networking and interpersonal skills
- Counseling skills
- Psychology training
- Effective communication
- Computer competences
- An interest in helping others
Those interested in a College Counselor job can check comparable skills and experience in the sample cover letter displayed just below.
Dear Ms. Powell:
Upon learning of McKinley College’s search for a new College Counselor, I hastened to submit my resume for your review. As an enthusiastic and motivated professional with more than 12 years of experience in academic advising and support at the post-secondary level, I am confident that I would be a valuable asset to your school in this role.
My background includes excellent experience in a counselor role with Adams University, evaluating student performances and recommending optimal programs and courses to help them achieve their personal objectives. Excelling at connecting with a broad range of individuals—including those from varying cultural and socioeconomic situations—I continually leverage my outstanding interpersonal skills to build empathic relationships with students and appropriately advise them on program selection and overall goal determination.
Highlights of my qualifications include…
Providing academic counseling and planning support to diverse student populations—including IEP students, ESL students, first-generation college students, and students of low socio-economic status.
Coordinating a full range of academic advisory responsibilities, including registration, event management, transfer credits, class schedules, enrollment/withdrawal, and financial aid.
Conducting academic progress audits to track and evaluate students’academic progress and performances.
Experience in working with traditional, non-traditional, domestic and international students.
Driving the planning and implementation of student orientations, program information sessions, academic workshops, and other related college events.
Referring students needing extra support or assistance to appropriate site resources.
Guiding, mentoring, and supporting students through academic, cultural, social, and immigration transitions to facilitate positive and beneficial foreign student experiences.
Outstanding presentation, collaboration, and interpersonal abilities.
Holding a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling from the University of South Carolina.
With my strong background and my demonstrated commitment to supporting and advising college students to meet their academic goals, I am well prepared to extend my record of service to McKinley College. I welcome the opportunity to discuss this position and my qualifications with you further. Thank you for your consideration.
Nicholas B. Jones