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May 21, 2024
Ep. 42: Life As A First-Year Gen Z Admissions Counselor

Life As A First-Year Gen Z Admissions Counselor

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About the Episode

About the Episode: On this episode, Lucy Coopman joins Jeremy to discuss her path to becoming an admissions counselor, and what it’s like being a Gen Z young professional recruiting Gen Z students. Things you’ll hear about:

6:14 - Something that surprised Lucy during her first few months 

9:15 - Where confidence comes from 

14:48 - Pros and cons of being so close in age to the students you’re recruiting

28:26 - Lunchroom visits at high schools

31:23 - Talking about financial aid with students and families 

42:29 - Advice about managing Gen Z staff

About the Show: Jeremy Tiers, a well-known speaker in college admission, enrollment marketing, and leadership circles is your host for Mission Admissions. Join him every other week as he sits down with industry leaders and difference makers from both inside and outside of Higher Ed. You'll walk away with advice, tips and strategies you can apply in your day-to-day life.

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Jeremy Tiers is the Vice President of Admissions Services for Tudor Collegiate Strategies and the host of Mission Admissions.


Lucy Coopman

With a passion for empowering students to achieve their academic aspirations, Lucy's journey in higher education began in 2021 as a College Adviser with the College Advising Corps, where she spent two impactful years working directly with students in a Kansas City high school. As a proud member of Generation Z, Lucy uses a near-peer model to be able to create meaningful connections with students and bring a fresh perspective and vibrant energy to the realm of college admissions. Her approach is always personalized, empathetic, and rooted in the belief that every student deserves access to quality higher education.

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