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University of Colorado at Boulder
Bachelor of Science, Journalism & Mass Communication, Broadcast News
Master of Education, Higher Education
Before joining College Coach, I was the director of admission and recruitment at Oregon State University-Cascades, where I oversaw all aspects of the undergraduate and graduate admissions office for the branch campus in Bend, Oregon. Prior to OSU, I built my experience working in the admissions offices at Gonzaga University, Simpson College, and CU-Boulder. At all institutions, I reviewed and made final decisions on admission applications. I traveled nationally and internationally to visit high schools, attend college fairs, and present at various conferences. At Gonzaga, I traveled throughout Asia and South America to recruit international students and then assisted them through the application and visa process. At Simpson College, I supervised the undergraduate recruitment team, oversaw the design and execution of our print and digital marketing, led the name purchasing strategy, implemented the Common Application, and assisted families through the admissions and financial aid process. At CU-Boulder (my alma mater) I ran all campus visit programs and was part of the admission team who created the campus’ first Admitted Student Day. Finally, I reviewed graduate applications at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and worked in the Office of Institutional Research at MIT while in graduate school.
In addition to my college admission experience, I also served as the inaugural college and career advisor at a high school in north Idaho. I created curriculum around college and career planning, implemented a college planning tool, and met regularly with students and families to assist with the postsecondary planning process. You never know where opportunity will find you! I got my start in college admissions while serving tables at Red Robin. Work hard, no matter your title, and the rest will follow!
A former admissions officer breaks down the concepts of yield and yield protection, and what students can and can’t control in the admissions process.
Meet College Coach admissions consultant Brittany Preston, formerly an admissions officer at CU-Boulder, Gonzaga, and OSU-Cascades.