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School Spotlight: Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Institute of Technology
Emily Toffelmire

Written by Emily Toffelmireon January 11th, 2021

I came to College Coach after working for many years in college admissions and high school counseling. As a school counselor, I assisted students in the college application process and wrote hundreds of letters of recommendation, while also helping them and their families cope with any emotional, social, and academic concerns throughout the year. I transitioned from the high school setting to the admissions office when I joined the University of Southern California as an assistant director, reading freshmen and transfer applications and collaborating on admission decisions for over 150 majors, including the liberal arts, engineering, business, cinema, and the fine and performing arts. I subsequently took on the role of senior assistant director in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, where I coordinated the division's Mork, Stamps, Trustee, Presidential and Dean's merit scholarship selection process, as well as recruitment publications and outreach, and traveled everywhere from Honolulu to Miami presenting to and interviewing hundreds of applicants each year.
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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school! School Spotlight: Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA Attracting students from across the country and around the world, Georgia Tech is a leader in research and innovation. From big data and bioengineering to renewable bioproducts and robotics, the University seeks to solve problems in a range of scientific fields. Perhaps that’s why over 15,000 undergraduates choose to study at this top public institution. While Georgia Tech offers degrees in business and the liberal arts, it’s most well-known for strengths in engineering and computer science, offering some hard-to-find majors in fields such as materials science and nuclear engineering. Approximately 20 percent of undergrads take advantage of the school’s long-standing co-op program, which helps place students in paid work positions at over 700 companies and organizations during a five-year course of study. At Georgia Tech, students work hard and play hard. Considering its wildly popular athletic program, over 400 student organizations, and one of the most impressive recreation centers anywhere, the university makes it easy for students to have fun. Fun fact: the rec center even features a 184’ spiral waterslide! Image Credit: Top, Courtesy of Georgia Institute of Technology Getting the Most Out of a College Visit


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