I know a lot of people don’t have that “epiphany” moment like I did, but when I came here for the first time when I was a junior in high school I knew I belonged in this school. RIT was the only school that I applied to, I completed the early decision application immediately after I first visited the campus.

I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do, in terms of my major, I knew that I wanted to do something related to science (at one point I wanted to be a doctor but I just thought it was too much school and wasn’t for me!). Eventually I chose Biomedical Engineering ultimately because of the co-op program they have, students get a full year of experience in the field before graduating, which is invaluable.

I was hired by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions the second semester of my first year, I’ve been doing this pretty much my whole time here at RIT. I started off being a tour guide because I really just wanted to be one of the people that brought students to RIT. I wanted to help prospective students get a feel for the school and be able to share my experiences with them, and really just hype up RIT to students that were interested because it was the way that drew me to this school in the first place!

Right now we are working on the Fall Open House for prospective students organized by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. A lot of juniors and seniors in high school come in look at all the majors we offer, tour the campus, meet with faculty and just get a sense of what RIT life is really like.

Kayla Stephan
4th Year Biomedical Engineering
Student Worker – Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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