Traveling is a big part of my job as an admission counselor here at the university. This is especially true during the fall when I am out visiting students in their high schools and attending college fairs. I have the opportunity to travel all over Delaware, Maryland, and two counties in Pennsylvania (York and Adams)! If you are a high school student in any of these areas, hopefully you have had the opportunity to meet me or will have the opportunity soon.
I can’t say that I love traveling as much as some of my other colleagues in the office, but I do love getting out, meeting new people and having the opportunity to see different places. I was raised in York County, so I love the opportunity to go home and talk with students in that area. My parents still live in York County, so I also love the opportunities that I have to spend time with my family while I am home. So far this travel season I have had the opportunity to eat dinner with my mother and father three times before I have attended fairs in the evening and that is something that I will always look forward to. If I wasn’t traveling in the area I would have had the opportunity to see her as much as I did this fall!
I also have the opportunity to visit some pretty cool places. Everywhere that I go interests me in some way, but I have two opportunities in the fall to visit two metropolitan areas.
I am currently in Baltimore, Maryland, getting ready for the National College Fair held at the Baltimore Convention Center. In fact, I am currently at the Baltimore Inner Harbor waiting for the next college fair session to start. The Inner Harbor is such a cool place, and I love to have the opportunity to wander around and eat at the many restaurants in the area. In previous visits to the Harbor, I have had the opportunity to visit the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, and have had the opportunity to explore the USS Constellation. I don’t know if I will have the opportunity to explore any other sites during this trip, but I always look forward to coming to Baltimore.
Last week I definitely had the opportunity to do some exploring! I had the great pleasure of doing a National College Fair in our nation’s capital: Washington, D.C. This trip was one of the highlights of my travel season as I had the opportunity to walk to and see the White House and the National Mall. I have been to D. C. a few times, but each time is like the first. There is absolutely nothing like seeing the different monuments to our presidents and our war veterans in person. The D. C. area is rich in history and is always an amazing place to visit.
I have also included a few pictures of my D. C. trip along with this blog post; it was an absolutely gorgeous day, and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to see these amazing sites.
I love the opportunity to explore new places and to learn about the rich history of every area that I visit. I enjoy traveling and meeting students from Hanover PA, to Wilmington DE, to Chesapeake City, MD!
-Christopher Fake-Admissions Counselor
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