Thursday, November 15, 2012

Starbucks Holiday Meet and Greet!

Boxer in the snow!
I love the holiday season! I can’t deny my excitement when I see people strolling around Portland with their candy-cane red Starbucks holiday cups. Though these often come out right after Halloween, ignoring Thanksgiving entirely, they certainly do their job! The scrambling for presents for friends and family begins, and the stress is piled high! All of us here at PUCO know how stressful the holiday season can be, so we like to offer a little break from all the hustle and bustle.

This photo belongs to Fiona Thomson and was found on Flickr; link here

On December 21st and December 28th, PUCO students from over 40 cities in the US and Canada are offering to grab coffee with prospective students­ at a Starbucks near the PUCO students’ location— and the coffee is on us! At these Meet & Greet sessions, prospective students will be able to ask questions that faculty or staff at the College of Optometry may not be able to answer, like “Why did you choose Pacific?” or “How many hours of sleep can I really get in optometry school??”
Students from past Meet & Greet sessions found the experience incredibly rewarding (not just because of the free cup of coffee!). One student said;
“The meet and greet gave me a very strong and personal sense of the friendly, caring environment here at PUCO... A student was willing to meet with me, and you guys bought me coffee. I think it is a clear picture of the type of environment a student can expect if they are accepted. That certainly has been my experience in the last year! I think this is a very creative and effective way to communicate who we are with interested students.”
The sessions will last around an hour, getting answers to questions you have about Pacific or the profession of optometry; to talk about living in Oregon; and to share with you why they decided to come to Pacific over the other optometry schools out there. We want you to have access to all resources about Pacific, so when you choose an optometry school, you can make the choice that’s right for you!

We will be sending out an email on the week of November 19th, at which point you will have until December 3rd to respond to the offer! If you have any questions regarding the Meet & Greet, feel free to contact Andrea or Abby with your questions and comments!

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