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Garrett Addison

Admission Counselor
waddison@chapman.edu

Biography in Brief

Garrett is a double alumnus of Chapman University with a B.A. in Power of Language, a major he created with the help of Chapman faculty, and an M.A. in Leadership Development. During his undergraduate years, Garrett was involved in plenty - Greek Life, the Orientation Program, independent research, and being a campus tour guide in the Office of Admission.

When he’s not at work, he can be found planning a Survivor day for his friends or catching the latest midnight movie showing!

Advice from Garrett

Start looking at your application like a puzzle. Each document, essay, or letter of recommendation is a new piece to that puzzle for our admission team. We don’t need the same pieces over and over - the picture only gets more confusing. Instead, make sure your application shows the range of who you are!

Also, start with Survivor: Cagayan for the best introduction to Survivor.

Favorite spot on campus

My favorite spot on campus is on the steps outside of Memorial Hall. The spot marks the beginnings of Chapman in Orange and is the perfect balance of seeing friends and having a quiet space. It overlooks Memorial Lawn which holds memories for me from orientation, Greek week, or just being a goofball after class. It’s the perfect spot in my opinion and I definitely recommend any prospective students and families to come check it out.

Best admission memory

It’s always exciting working with students as young as their sophomore year and then seeing them on-campus as a current student years later. It really brings the admission process full circle and reminds me of why I love the job I have!

Fast Facts

Three Words to Describe Myself:  Compassionate, Creative, Gregarious

Favorite Subject:  English

Role Model:  My sister. We’re two years apart but she has already built an amazing life for herself and I want to do the same.

Favorite Musical Performer/Band/Composer: It changes almost every day, but right now it’s all the One Direction kids that went solo. Where’s Louis?

Most Prized Possessions: My visor from when I worked at Cold Stone Creamery. It was my first job and definitely the most interesting job, but I learned a lot about my work ethic, customer service, and passion for people.

Favorite Summer Activities: Summer is one of the only seasons I have time to read, so I’ll go with reading new books. Oh and watching Big Brother.

Book You Would Read Again: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Best Movies of All Time: My second home is at the movie theater, so this is a tough one. So far this year I’ve loved I, Tonya and American Animals.

Favorite Quote (and by whom): “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” - Oscar Wilde

Dream Job:  I want to design the challenges on Survivor. John Kirhoffer is great at what he does and I’d love to work alongside him.

 

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