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Rawls College Hosts Counselors at TTU Summer Showcase

Trevor Bell

June 25, 2015

Counselors from 62 high schools and community colleges around the country recently visited the Rawls College of Business, as part of the 2015 Summer Showcase sponsored by the Texas Tech Office of Admissions. The three-day Summer Showcase allows counselors to tour the university and individual colleges in an effort to better inform prospective students about the opportunities available at Texas Tech.

"The Summer Showcase has an enormous impact on our recruitment efforts. We have the opportunity to meet high school counselors as well as community and junior college counselors from across the country that we otherwise might not get to meet," said Wiley Guy, Unit Coordinator for Recruitment and Retention. "The relationships we form with these individuals turn into great partnerships between the Rawls College and the respective high schools."

During their time at the Rawls College, the counselors were given tours of the building and learned about the many efforts made by the college to ensure student success. Wiley Guy spoke in-depth about the recruitment efforts made by the college, and the Rawls Undergraduate Services Center detailed the how college advises and works with students to achieve their academic goals.

Barry Broughton, Senior Director of the Career Management Center (CMC) and Center for Global Engagement (CGE), outlined students' career placement - which recently eclipsed 90 percent - and how the CMC works with recruiters to continuously hire Rawls graduates. Valerie Slate, Assistant Director of the CGE, then discussed the various study abroad and faculty-led programs that college offers its students.

The counselors finalized their time at the Rawls College with a dinner at the Texas Tech Museum on Tuesday, June 23. At the dinner, they spoke in a casual setting with Rawls College faculty and staff members to help answer any additional questions and gain more insight into the college's learning environment. To view photos from the dinner, visit the Rawls College's Flickr account.