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UNIVERSITY ENROLLMENT SPECIALIST, IN-DEPTH: You Need To Stay Cheerful

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This university enrollment services specialist describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and her work-life balance. She tells us that the monotony of the job can be difficult, but she love with with students and seeing them excited for the next step in their lives.

Degree: Biology
Job Title: Enrollment Services Specialist
Employer: Johns Hopkins University

Job Summary: Education Administrators, Postsecondary

Job Description

Postsecondary education administrators oversee student services, academics, and research at colleges and universities. Their job duties vary depending on the area of the college they manage, such as admissions, student life, or the office of the registrar.

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Average salary
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$50,000 - $165,000
Projected job growth
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15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
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Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
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Organizational skills, People skills, Problem solving skills, Technical skills, Analytical skills, Creativity, Detail oriented, Leadership ability, Networking, Patience, Public speaking ability, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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m='11040'>get</span> <span m='11190'>excited</span> <span m='11650'>for</span> <span m='12610'>their</span> <span m='12980'>next</span> <span m='13390'>steps.</span> </p><p><span m='13880'>The</span> <span m='13970'>hardest</span> <span m='14490'>part</span> <span m='14740'>can be</span> <span m='15070'>the</span> <span m='15190'>monotony,</span> <span m='16440'>the</span> <span m='16780'>tedium,</span> <span m='17530'>getting</span> <span m='17840'>through</span> <span m='17990'>the</span> <span m='18100'>same</span> <span m='18330'>process</span> <span m='18660'>over</span> <span m='19030'>and</span> <span m='19110'>over</span> <span m='19340'>and</span> <span m='19430'>over.</span> <span m='19750'>But</span> <span m='20020'>you</span> <span m='20380'>overcome</span> <span m='20690'>that</span> <span m='20960'>with</span> <span m='21490'>new</span> <span m='21700'>challenges</span> <span m='22240'>and</span> <span m='22340'>new</span> <span m='23480'>applicants</span> <span m='24250'>and</span> <span m='24400'>new</span> <span m='24660'>programs,</span> <span m='25560'>just</span> <span m='25880'>new</span> <span m='26150'>decisions</span> <span m='26980'>and</span> <span m='28060'>new</span> <span m='28620'>improvements.</span> <span m='29500'>You</span> <span m='29640'>get</span> <span m='29890'>you</span> <span m='30010'>get</span> <span m='30180'>over</span> <span m='30410'>the</span> <span m='30630'>monotony</span> <span m='31170'>of</span> <span m='31300'>it</span> <span m='31390'>all.</span> </p><p><span m='32460'>Is</span> <span m='32630'>it</span> <span m='32720'>hard</span> <span m='33080'>to</span> <span m='33140'>get</span> <span m='33490'>a</span> <span m='33790'>job</span> <span m='34050'>in</span> <span m='34100'>this</span> <span m='34300'>field?</span> <span m='34620'>Actually,</span> <span m='35620'>it</span> <span m='35800'>isn't.</span> <span m='36700'>If</span> <span m='36890'>you</span> <span m='37180'>found</span> <span m='37760'>yourself</span> <span m='38270'>as</span> <span m='38410'>a</span> <span m='38480'>tour guide</span> <span m='38780'>at</span> <span m='39150'>your</span> <span m='39280'>local</span> <span m='40020'>college</span> <span m='40460'>or</span> <span m='40510'>wherever</span> <span m='40770'>you</span> <span m='40830'>decided</span> <span m='41150'>to</span> <span m='41200'>go,</span> <span m='41450'>you</span> <span m='41630'>actually</span> <span m='41970'>have</span> <span m='42190'>a</span> <span m='42240'>good</span> <span m='42520'>foot in</span> <span m='42720'>the</span> <span m='42830'>door.</span> <span m='43460'>I</span> <span m='43840'>was</span> <span m='44010'>thankful</span> <span m='44370'>enough</span> <span m='44640'>to</span> <span m='44740'>have</span> <span m='45110'>admissions</span> <span m='45520'>experience.</span> <span m='46560'>But</span> <span m='46710'>also</span> <span m='47070'>honestly,</span> <span m='47640'>all</span> <span m='47750'>you</span> <span m='47870'>need</span> <span m='48080'>are</span> <span m='48190'>good</span> <span m='48360'>organization</span> <span m='49060'>skills</span> <span m='49490'>and a</span> <span m='49680'>good</span> <span m='49840'>personality.</span> <span m='50900'>You</span> <span m='51050'>want</span> <span m='51270'>to</span> <span m='51360'>make</span> <span m='51550'>sure</span> <span m='51660'>you</span> <span m='51860'>stay</span> <span m='52230'>cheerful</span> <span m='52870'>through</span> <span m='53000'>the</span> <span m='53120'>phone</span> <span m='53460'>calls</span> <span m='53870'>and through the</span> <span m='54210'>emails.</span> <span m='55040'>And</span> <span m='55250'>if</span> <span m='55330'>you can</span> <span m='55550'>do</span> <span m='55740'>that,</span> <span m='56350'>you</span> <span m='56510'>can</span> <span m='56710'>do</span> <span m='56930'>my</span> <span m='57130'>job.</span> <span m='57750'>You</span> <span m='57910'>really</span> <span m='58190'>could.</span> </p><p><span m='59330'>My</span> <span m='59440'>work/life</span> <span m='60020'>balance</span> <span m='60350'>is</span> <span m='60480'>good.</span> <span m='61325'>It's</span> <span m='61660'>a</span> <span m='61880'>9:00 to</span> <span m='62080'>5:00</span> <span m='62360'>job.</span> <span m='62700'>So</span> <span m='62840'>when</span> <span m='62980'>I</span> <span m='63040'>leave</span> <span m='63290'>the</span> <span m='63390'>office,</span> <span m='63860'>I</span> <span m='63960'>don't</span> <span m='64170'>have</span> <span m='64319'>to</span> <span m='64420'>think</span> <span m='64629'>about</span> <span m='65190'>work--</span> <span m='65600'>unless I</span> <span m='65950'>want</span> <span m='66190'>to.</span> <span m='66380'>Unless</span> <span m='66600'>I'm</span> <span m='66790'>working</span> <span m='67020'>on</span> <span m='67080'>a</span> <span m='67130'>project</span> <span m='67560'>that</span> <span m='67650'>I'm</span> <span 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