Believe it or not, I don’t care for the picture of me that accompanies my blogs. The photographer said “don’t smile”, so I didn’t. The result is a slightly confused-looking version of my better self. I try not to look at it when I view my blogs, but it’s hard to ignore that unhappy face. It’s not that the picture is more important than (or even as important as) the words beside it, but I just can’t reconcile that mean-looking person with the friendly words she writes.
I’ve felt this way before. I interview hundreds of students each year. The conversation I have with a student matters so much more than the look on their face or the outfit they wear. But a confused/mean/bored face can be a distraction from a really nice story. So no matter what anyone tells you…show me that smile.
Still waiting for photo make-up day…
Sr. Assistant Director of Admissions