We were at Northwood High today for an academic planning session with my son and his counselor.
One of the things the counselor went over in the college prep handbook was a section on interview tips.
“At a private school like USC,” she told the boy, “you can schedule an interview with them if you think that will help your candidacy.”
“UCLA won’t let you do that,” I added. “They don’t want to talk to you.” I went through the application process at both schools so I know all about it.
“None of the UC schools will do an interview with you,” she said.
“It’s very impersonal,” I said, “like if the DMV ran a university.”
“It’s worse. At the DMV, eventually you’ll get to talk to someone.”
“By the way,” I said, pointing to a “Joey Ramone, 1951-2001” poster on the wall, “do you think Joey Ramone is a good role model for the kids?”
“I like him,” she said, “and it’s my office.”
“You’re the best counselor ever,” I said.