Pacesetters is unique to Pacific. It is the first opportunity that many prospective students have to step on campus and therefore, is crucial that these visitors “feel like Pacific is a place they belong” said assistant director of admissions Laura Boboth.
According to Boboth, Pacific expects to welcome more than 200 students each day for this year’s Pacesetters held on Feb. 10, 16 and 19. These dates will include student testing, academic sessions interest sessions, open houses in campus residence halls and an introduction to student services.
Throughout the day, visitors are guided by Pacific students themselves. Boboth is pleasantly surprised with the response she has gotten from students this year and has received more applicants than she thinks will be necessary. With that in mind, the process of choosing hosts will be “more selective” this year said Boboth.
Pacesetters event hosts do “more than just directing traffic” said Boboth. “Really we just want students to be authentic. We don’t want students who are going to give the fake answers.”
Boboth hopes the experience will be just as rewarding for the student hosts as it is for attendees.
“I hope they get a sense of pride and teamwork,” said Boboth. “It’s a chance to get to know people they may not regularly interact with.”
For those willing to take on the challenge, Boboth can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will continue to be accepted until Friday, Jan. 25