Behind the Scenes

It all began with a script…a script about the adventures of Johnnies. At St. John’s, we are always working toward new ways to share the student experience with prospective Johnnies. We do this through emails, campus visits, one-on-one meetings, phone calls, images, and video. It can sometimes seem daunting trying to keep all messaging platforms…

Travel Season Begins!

September always marks the start of when our admissions counselors leave the office and head out onto the road, to meet with prospective students. This year we thought it might be kind of fun to introduce our counselors through video to you all! We gave them a couple of questions to answer about their experiences…

Green Chile Capital of the World!

In Santa Fe, the first question is red or green. The Chile pepper has been a keystone of New Mexican cuisine for centuries, and has also stood as a symbol for the hardy, vibrant, and eclectic community of Santa Fe. A new ad campaign, just launched by the state of New Mexico, goes in depth…

Registration Day 2019

This past week, we welcomed two incredible classes to our Santa Fe and Annapolis campuses. Annapolis held their registration day last Wednesday, August 22nd, and Santa Fe welcomed their class this Monday, August 26th. We registered a strong class of 238 students between our two amazing campuses. Below are some further breakdowns of the class…

First Impressions: Santa Fe Registration

Fresh off of Registration in Annapolis, I ventured to Santa Fe to do it all again! Being new to the Annapolis SJC admissions team, I could not have been more elated for my first trip to Santa Fe. My journey began Sunday at 8:30am from BWI (which is a convenient 30-minute drive from campus) nonstop…

Seminar Skills: Thinking Interdisciplinarily

I was recently able to sit in on a presentation about college admissions for students and parents, focused primarily on liberal arts education. The speaker addressed the parents in the room and asked how many of them had heard of the job Social Media Manager ten years ago. User Experience Designer? Cloud developer? These are…

International Student Orientation

It’s one of my favorite times of year. The Sunday before Registration, admissions counselors in Annapolis don their SJC swag, pile into the College vans, and make about a dozen or so trips to two of our area’s airports. We spend the day (and night!) picking up international students from around the globe and helping…

Colleges That Change Lives Recap

Each year, St. John’s attends a number of college fairs all around the world for the Colleges That Change Lives organizations. This organization is a non-profit which collaborates with 65 liberal arts schools from all over the country to help change the way students and families think about the college search process. Each school in the…

Seminar Skills – Learning Collaboratively

Liberal arts education is the topic of lots of discussion in much of the education-related media I see day-to-day. Many articles have been written about both its merits and weaknesses. As someone who graduated from a liberal arts school, had a great experience, and now works at another intense liberal arts school, I thought it might…

New Branding, New Materials!

Earlier this summer St. John’s College made an exciting announcement: We presented our redesigned logo, or as our alumni refer to it, “our new old logo,” which is a fresh and contemporary take on the St. John’s College Seal. Our college is rich in history and tradition, and this new brand identity captures those 235…