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?
I tell students to start the process early! It's never too early to start a process that is going to be such a big part of your future. I also tell them to follow their hearts and go where they see themselves succeeding and growing!

How long have you worked as an admissions counselor at Saint Louis University?
I am entering my first year as an admission counselor at SLU in 2013. Although Iím new to this position, I am not unfamiliar with SLU. I spent four years here as an undergrad and the past year as one of the Saintsation coaches.

What do you enjoy most about your work as an admissions counselor at Saint Louis University?
I love working with the high school students and their families. I want to help as many students as I can reach their goals whether it is attending SLU or somewhere else, and having an awesome and successful college career.

Where is your favorite spot on SLU's campus?
This is a hard question! Although the dolphin fountain is close, Iím going to have to go with the Chaifetz Arena. I spent four years cheering and dancing in the arena and I love the atmosphere. I highly suggest going to check out a menís basketball game there or even a concert. It's an awesome facility to have right on campus!

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!