December Graduate Mischelle Murillo, Gets Hired as Grace College’s New Admissions Counselor
By Alicia Reeve
During her three and a half years at Grace working on her undergrad, Murillo worked on campus as an RA in Alpha and the Lofts as well as a Growth Group Leader in Indy. When she graduated this past December with her bachelor’s in Facility and Event Management. She was not exactly sure what she wanted to do with her degree, but she cherished her time being involved in student affairs. Before she even took her last final, however, Murillo was offered a position as Grace’s newest admissions counselor. She was hired in November and officially started her new job January 3rd, 2019.
“I was so blessed to immediately have this opportunity so soon after the semester ended. It was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders,” Murillo said. “I had a two week break between getting done with classes and beginning this new job, which was nice, but I was eager to start.”
During her first week of being an admissions counselor, Mischelle and a few of the other counselors traveled to Kalahari to connect with middle and high school students and tell them about Grace College.
As an Admissions Counselor, Murillo’s primary responsibilities are to communicate with students who are visiting/applying to Grace or have already declared their intent to attend the school. She is there to answer any questions they may have and help make sure Grace is a good fit for them.
One thing Murillo was told during her hiring process was that admissions are a way to change lives. Murillo loved viewing this job through this lens, stating, “My life changed at Grace, so if I can be a part of a life-changing experience for someone else, that’s awesome.”
Currently Mischelle is still in the shadowing, training and learning process of her new job. “They say the first year is all learning,” said Murillo. She already loves the work she’s doing. When asked her favorite part thus far she responded, “I really enjoy my fellow admissions counselors. They’ve done a great job training me and getting to know me.” Although she has not met with any prospective students yet, Murillo looks forward to sitting down with them and having the opportunity to let them know all about this place she loves.