Admissions Officer Corner is a series of posts written by college admissions officers at QuestBridge partner colleges.
Two days before I graduated from Wesleyan, I got a call from one of the Associate Deans of Admission with an offer of employment. It was more than a week after my last college class, several days after I had finished my final exams and papers, and 24 hours before my parents, brother and grandparents were set to arrive on campus. I was elated — graduating with a job offer is pretty sweet — but suddenly faced a huge decision. Was this just a job, or was it the right job? Would I be able to use the skills and knowledge I had spent the past four years developing? Would I be able to continue learning? Would I be able to make a real contribution?