Nice to meet you

Maurice Ouimet works in the Admissions office. He is one of the student recruiters for Castleton. He also councils students and attends college fairs to help students decide if Castleton is the right place for them. Perhaps, he even recruited you.
1. What is your job?
“I am the Dean of Enrollment and I oversee the admissions office. I’ve been doing that for five and half years. A job that I’m new to is Student Retention. This allows me to go out and start recruiting students that will be a good fit and be successful here.”

2. What’s your favorite part of your job?
“I like working with the students. And I know it sounds cliché but I really enjoy making a difference in the lives of student’s.”

3. How did you get into this job?
“In college, I was a tour guide. And I really enjoyed having the student interaction. I liked it here so I looked for a job in the area.”

4. What are your job responsibilities?
“I lead the whole admissions team. I also visit high schools and college fairs to interview and council the students. We make sure that the students are a good fit for Castleton and that they will be happy here.”

5. Do you have any interesting application stories?
“Well, I can say that every day is different. There are no two days that are the same. I like meeting different people and dealing with different challenges. Castleton is a great place. It makes my job a lot easier.”

6. Do you have any hobbies?
“I’ve always enjoyed small scale farming. There’s always some kind of animal out in the back yard. And I also enjoy the outdoors in general.”

7. Do you have any words of wisdom for students?
“I always tell students going away to college that if you work hard and give it your all, you will be successful. Another thing I say is to get involved. Do something. It makes all the difference in the world. You discover things you enjoy. If I hadn’t gotten involved when I was in college, I wouldn’t have realized that I liked this kind of job because I was a psychology major who didn’t know what I wanted to do (Smiling).

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