Be an Interviewer

 

August 2017

  

Hello Everybody!
 

It is the beginning of the school year and the Harvard Class of 2021, this year's freshman class, has moved in. I am happy to report that there are approximately three dozen members of that Class that hail from the Philly area! Many of us had the pleasure of meeting them and their fellow applicants and speaking for myself, I find it very energizing to meet so many talented, passionate and energetic high school students each year. It makes me very hopeful that our future will be in very good hands.
 

As you might expect, the Admissions Office has a challenge in selecting the members of every Harvard Class. I cannot overstate the value of Alumni interviews in fleshing out each student's application. The Admissions Office truly studies your reports and appreciates the thoughtful insights that you provide.
 

For those veteran interviewers - THANK YOU! Your work is so important and I am sure you have enjoyed being a representative in the community of our fair college. If you would like to try it out for the first time, WELCOME! No matter which category in which you fall, please SAVE THE DATE of OCTOBER 19th. Our area admissions officer, Alexis Machabanski, will be in town to provide a training session for us all. Stay tuned for time and location. 

  

We will soon receive Early Action applicants from the Admission Office at Harvard that need to be assigned for interviews. If you are able and interested please fill out the Interviewer Form (click here to download) and send it back to me before September 30th. The Admissions Office will then contact you directly to complete a very brief online form and you will then appear in our database in a few days.
 

If you have already registered directly with the Admissions Office in Cambridge, please still complete and return the form as it will help me immensely making good matches geographically of applicant and interviewer (at least as much as possible).

  

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions at interviewing@hrcphilly.com.

    

Warmest best wishes,

  

Tom Kardish

Schools Commitee Chair


Each year members of our Schools Committee evaluate applicants to Harvard College from the Philadelphia area. Alumni/ae of Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges as well as alumni/ae of Harvard University graduate schools who know the College well may participate in Schools Committee work. We value alumni/ae who have enthusiasm both for their Cambridge experiences and for working with prospective students, their families and schools.

     

If you are interested in being an interviewer, email interviewing@hrcphilly.com