Meet Erica Padilla
Director of New York City Engagement
Phone Number: 1-800-782-8884
Areas of Coverage
New York Counties
Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond
AK, HI, ID, OR, WA
Erica Padilla's Travel Schedule
Advice to Students
Whenever possible, visit the schools you are considering (particularly when classes are in session). You’ll quickly find that every college has a personality made up by its setting, the people, and its history… Like meeting a new person, sometimes it clicks and sometimes it doesn't (trust me, you’ll feel it). When it clicks, you can be sure that you are in for an amazing next four years of your life.
Advice to Parents
Choosing a college is, without a doubt, a family experience. It’s important that you share with your son or daughter suggestions about the process and your feelings regarding those choices—they need to know you are supporting them through this challenging transition, though you may not always agree. As much as possible, empower him or her to take the initiative, own the search, make the college calls, and ultimately, take the next steps toward enrollment.
What's the Best Thing About UC?
The people—all coming from different walks of life. Step on campus and you will immediately feel the sense of community.