The University of New Mexico is committed to providing resources and support to local high school counselors and recently hosted its annual counselor workshop. The workshop updated counselors on various changes at the University of New Mexico regarding admissions and enrollment.
Advisors were welcomed to campus by President Garnett Stokes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs James Holloway, followed by a complimentary breakfast. They then watched presentations on topics like dual credit and counselor questions and answers, and heard about programs like CAPS, Recreational Services, and the College of Music.
“New Mexico’s high school and college and career counseling staff are on the front lines of helping students at their schools navigate the college search process,” said Matt Hulett, director of admissions and UNM recruitment. “There is a direct benefit to students when we are able to provide guidance professionals with information about university opportunities for their students, admission requirements and financial resources. It is an important program that is good for the University, good for the staff of the school and, above all, good for the students.
Advisors ended their day with a luncheon from the UNM department representative and a behind-the-scenes tour. Following the workshop, UNM was able to brief counselors on its admissions process and scholarships, etc. Advisors have found the workshops constructive, as they can now give their students the answers they need.
By hosting this workshop, UNM was able to share information that would allow counselors to give the most accurate and up-to-date information to their students.