Gabriel Madrid ’17

Favorite class: My favorite class was Introduction to Sociology. I learned to apply sociological concepts to everyday life to better understand how society affects individual behavior. My positive experience influenced me to declare sociology as a major.

Favorite professor: Pitzer has great professors, however, some professors are more special than others because they go the extra mile. I’m happy to say that Dr. Alicia Bonaparte is a part of this special group. She is a great professor, role model, and friend. I am grateful for her mentorship. She helped me survive college.

What keeps you busy now: I am an admission counselor at Chapman University. We are currently finalizing travel arrangements and working on special projects to promote diversity on campus. With travel season nearby, we are super busy in the office.

Top networking tip: It never hurts to ask for help. People love talking about their profession. You should always seek advice from people who are experts in their field.

How did you get into your current line of work: Throughout college, I worked for the Office of Admission as a tour guide and admission fellow. After graduation, I noticed an opening at Chapman and immediately applied. I was hired within a few weeks and fell in love with the job. It is always a privilege when you get to help students navigate the college selection process.

Favorite quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” Tim Notke

Submitted July 2017