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Cornell University Temporary Admissions Readers College of Engineering Admissions in Ithaca, New York

Cornell University s College of Engineering (Ithaca, NY) is seeking seasonal readers for the 2019-2020 undergraduate admission application reading season. Seasonal readers will be trained by the Engineering admissions staff to evaluate first-year applications, including the review of high school transcripts, personal essays, recommendation letters, standardized test scores, and other application components. The admissions review is comprehensive and completed within a holistic framework, taking into consideration each applicant's personal, academic, and extracurricular credentials within the context of a highly selective admissions environment.
Seasonal readers are expected to commit 10 to 15 hours for training in December. Seasonal readers are not expected to work during Cornell s winter break (December 25 to January 1). Seasonal readers are also expected to commit a minimum of 19 hours per week during the regular decision period, which will begin on January 2, 2020 and conclude in mid-March 2020.
Training will be conducted on the Cornell campus, and seasonal readers will be placed on a team, comprised of readers and an admissions staff member, for the duration of the reading period. Weekly team check-ins will be on campus and will be a required part of the role. Seasonal readers will serve as the initial readers of application files, submitting thorough and detailed evaluative notes to the team leader. They will need to maintain steady and frequent communication with the admissions office and be receptive to guidance and feedback from admissions staff.
The applicant pool for Cornell Engineering is comprised of over 12,000 remarkably strong candidates from all over the world, and not every accomplished candidate can be offered admission. To ensure that admissions decision deadlines are met, seasonal readers must be able to read quickly, efficiently, carefully, and objectively.
All applications are read online. Candidates must have a computer with access to a reliable, high-speed internet connection, and must have access to a private, secure location in which to work.
We cannot consider candidates who either currently work closely with high school students or are college admission professionals, including high school guidance counselors and independent consultants, or are employees at another undergraduate institution. We also cannot consider candidates who are the parents/guardians of a high school junior or senior. (Additional situational guidelines may also apply).
* Typically lifts 10 to 20 lbs
* Close visual concentration
* Limited exposure to hazards
Required Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degree is required.
* To ensure that admissions decision deadlines are met, seasonal readers must be able to read quickly, carefully, and objectively while providing thorough and detailed notes.
* Well-developed computer skills and the ability to adapt to new technology are crucial.
* Candidates must own a computer and have access to a high speed internet connection.
* Must be able to spend long periods of time reading from a computer screen.
* Effective time management skills.
* Strong attention to detail and ability to exercise sound judgment.
* Willingness and ability to apply institutional priorities in accordance with training.
* Willingness to accept feedback and quickly adapt to suggested modifications.
* Ability to maintain the strictest levels of discretion and confidentiality.
Preferred Qualifications:
Prior experience in selective college admissions and/or attendance at, or previous employment at, a highly selective university.
LEVEL:No Grade - Hourly
CONTACT NAME:Renee Lobdell
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