Many elite colleges enlist the help of alumni volunteers to conduct interviews with prospective students to supplement their admission process.
The interviews are meant to give the admissions committee more insight into applicants.
But one interviewer, Ben Orlin, wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times last October explaining why after one year as an alumni interviewer at Yale, he would never enlist again.
The advice should come well-heeded, especially as a new crop of high schoolers begin to apply to college.
Orlin explains that he feels uncomfortable about having a role in an admissions process that he says is random, opaque, and read more >>>