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Alyssa Wedding  Admission Counselor

Saint Louis University
Office of Admission
One N. Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63103

Phone: (314) 977-3423
           (800) SLU-FOR-U
Fax:     (314) 977-7136

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What advice would you offer to students during their college search and application processes?
The best advice I can give to students during their college search is to really look for and find the college or university that's going to best fit their needs both academically and socially. You want to feel like the campus is your home and that you really belong there! I'd also tell them not to wait until the last minute to fill out applications for admission or special programs if you know they have a deadline. Give yourself ample time complete the applications thoughtfully and correctly.

How long have you worked as an admissions counselor at Saint Louis University?
I started working at Saint Louis University 3 months after I graduated as the Saintsations dance team coach and then became an admission counselor for undergraduate admission in September 2013.

What do you enjoy most about your work as an admissions counselor at Saint Louis University?
I enjoy helping students decide if SLU is the right choice for them and helping them through the process of becoming a fellow Billiken. Campus is truly like a family and I want students to be a part of that!

Where is your favorite spot on SLU's campus?
It was and always will be the dolphin pond and fountain. I love dolphins and I love that it's surrounded by tulips in the spring. I also love the Chaifetz as it was my second home for 7 years!

What is your favorite restaurant (or entertainment venue) near SLU's campus that you recommend to students and their families?
I love the Fountain on Locust. It has amazing food and even better dessert selections. You will leave that place full and happy. I also enjoy the Fox, especially when ballet companies are in town. It's fun to get dressed up to go see your favorite ballet, musical or concert.

What did you study as an undergraduate?
I studied Early Childhood Education here at SLU. It's a truly amazing program with top notch staff and hands on courses.

Other than those regarding financial aid, what are the most common questions you receive from prospective students and their families, and how do you respond?
The other question I am asked a lot is "what is a Billiken?". I respond by telling them that a Billiken is a good luck charm and explain that it also stands for "things the way they ought to be." A Billiken is a one of a kind mascot and that's what SLU students are too. We are all truly unique individuals, trying to make the world a better place..the way it ought to be!