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Eric Wilson  Admission Counselor

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

Phone: (510) 952-9007
           (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 college search and application process can be an overwhelming time if you do not take advantage of resources that can simplify the ordeal. Admission counselors at each university to which you are applying can really give you an insight on how caring of an atmosphere the university provides. In addition, once you narrow down your list to 6-8 schools, visit all of the ones in which you are seriously interested. Without visiting, you will have a hard time truly knowing whether or not a college is the right fit for you!

How long have you worked as an admissions counselor at Saint Louis University?
Since November of 2009.

What do you enjoy most about your work as an admissions counselor at Saint Louis University?
Being a graduate of SLU, I love being able to promote my alma mater because of how much I enjoyed it! On top of that, I can also be very honest with students who are looking for an atmosphere that might not be found at SLU. Regardless of which college a student ends up choosing, it is gratifying when students have truly found their fit and are excited to begin their undergraduate life.

Where is your favorite spot on SLU's campus?
Chaifetz Arena! I have always been a big sports fan, and rooting on the Billikens both as a student and now as a staff member (I have season tickets) is one of my favorite things to do on campus!

What is your favorite restaurant (or entertainment venue) near SLU's campus that you recommend to students and their families?
Chick-Fil-A! We unfortunately didn't have this on campus until after I graduated, but it is an incredible restaurant where dreams come true. Try an Arnold Palmer with sweet tea. Yum!

What did you study as an undergraduate?
I graduated from SLU in May of 2009 with my BS in Business administration, while concentrating in marketing. I am also currently taking classes working toward my masters degree in higher education, with a concentration in student personnel administration.

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?
"What is a Billiken?" is by far the most common question I get asked. I will leave it up to you to discover the answer (we tell you if you visit campus :) ), but I like to think that the Billiken has no definition that is correct for everyone. Every student who comes to SLU has the ability to create the type of college experience that is best for them!