Alexis B. Carter
Assistant Director of Admissions High School Recruitment, Alverno College
1. What did you study in college? Was your plan to enter the school counseling world?
2. What inspires you most about your job?
3. How has being a member of WACAC helped you?
4. What is one piece of advice you would give a new admissions counselor or high school counselor?
The nature of Admissions work (really any industry) is truly reflective in the relationships you build. Be genuine. Speak to your own experience, good or bad. Be clear with a student/contact that if you do know then and there, that you WILL find out for them and report back and do it. I am fortunate to have many contacts throughout my career that I am able to still reference and connect with because of establishing good rapport. Treating the CEO as kind as the janitor goes a long way. I never underestimate the power of a chance meeting or any instance of interconnectedness.
5. If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pasta e Olio. Super low maintenance to make, but full of flavor. Pasta cooked al dente, olive oil, shredded cheese of choice, sliced garlic and red paper flakes to taste. You are welcome. Try it!
6. What's an interesting fact about you that has nothing to do with admissions counseling?
I enjoy watching sports (Go Milwaukee Bucks & Seattle Seahawks Go!), traveling, thrifting, DIY projects, cooking with new flavors and gardening.