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Senior Seminar Brings Alumni to Campus to Offers Advice to Seniors

Senior Seminar Brings Alumni to Campus to Offers Advice to Seniors

On Tuesday, January 10, Cincinnati Country Day School held its annual Senior Seminar, during which recently graduated alumni returned to campus to share insight about their college experiences with the current senior class. 

"Our seniors are in the home stretch of high school. Senior Seminar gives them a glimpse of the fantastic opportunities on the horizon as they shift their focus from right now to what's coming up next," says Dr. Erin Shaull, Upper School teacher and Senior Seminar organizer. 

Seniors get the chance to hear from their graduated peers on various college topics, ranging from balancing college athletics and life, finding your place in clubs, how to stay creative in college, Greek life, and networking. 

"It's fascinating to see the many experiences our youngest alums engage in when they get to college and hear the excellent advice they give to the seniors," says Sarah Beyreis, director of college counseling and external opportunities. "Senior Seminar falls at a perfect moment in the lives of the seniors, as many of them have finished applying to college and are now ready to look ahead to college and campus life.”   

One of the presenters, Terre Virzi `22, shared about her summer internship at Procter and Gamble. She spoke about finding an internship that is a good fit for her and how she is gaining relevant experience in her major. Having finished her first semester at Columbia, Terre says she felt prepared for college because of her internship and time at Country Day.  

"Country Day truly does prepare you for college," says Virzi. "My transition was really smooth. The small class sizes and discussions you have with your peers and teachers get you used to being a leader, and that makes the transition a lot easier because in college, you must be a leader. Places like Country Day give you remarkable opportunities, so don’t be afraid to take advantage of those opportunities while you’re here.”