Megan by the Miles! Q&A

Take a moment to meet Zane State College’s Recruitment Coordinator Megan Jones! She has traveled nearly 4,000 miles this school year meeting with potential students all over Ohio.

What is the day in the life of a recruiter?

A day in the life for me starts with waking up at 6 a.m. to get ready to start the day! The first thing I always do is check my schedule for the day and dress/pack my stuff accordingly. Next I get ready and drive to my destination for the day, this could be a high school, college fair, or to my office on campus. Typically on campus, I will spend my time on tours or events, meeting with prospective students, or planning for the next big thing! Once I’m done for the day, I always try to make it to the gym (keyword there is try). Then I head home, have dinner, and always save time to talk on the phone with my boyfriend and read. After that, it’s off to bed and on to the next day!

What’s your most memorable moment?

I always love when I connect with students beyond just talking about college. The most memorable moments to me are the ones that allowed me to connect with a student after my first visit with them. I’ve sat and discussed relationship problems with students, Disney World conspiracies, made TikTok, had competitions with them, etc. There is never a dull moment! This is one moment I won’t ever forget:

    • One time on a campus visit a girl expressed to me that she hadn’t received her acceptance packet yet. I took her down to student services and one of my colleagues was able to pull together an acceptance packet for her right then and there. I will never forget her reaction to be accepted to the college. This is why we do what we do.

What it’s like on the road?

On the road can be very fun or very stressful depending on what’s going on. I always love the opportunity to get out of the office and go speak with students in their environment.

What makes you approachable?

I graduated from college recently, so I’m familiar with the thoughts and feelings the students are experiencing at this point in their lives, and it’s a genuine connection. High school students can also see that I’m young and very new to “adulting” as we call it. I even get mistaken for being a student 93% of the time. Even though I’m young, I still connect with the non-traditional demographic. I’ve also been guiding my father through the process, and I am experiencing first-hand what it’s like for an adult student who wants to return to college.

What’s your favorite things to sing in the car, or do you like audiobooks?

I, of course, am a fabulous one-man show when it comes to Broadway musicals (specifically “Hamilton”). However, I mostly spend my time on the road listening to audiobooks. When I’m not at work I am typically working on my YouTube Channel dedicated to books. YA Fantasy is my favorite but audiobooks are a great way to consume re-reads, nonfiction works, and podcasts.

If you are interested in learning more about Zane State College, we encourage you to join Megan for a tour or exploration event. Sign up here to visit.