Date of Award


Degree Name

Specialist in Education


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology

First Advisor

Dr. Carol F. Sheffer

Second Advisor

Dr. Lawrence B. Schlack

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This paper describes an internship which was completed in the Admissions office of a community college in Michigan. A rationale for the internship is presented in Chapter I. An outline of the prospectus objectives is also included in the first chapter. Chapter II describes the experiences encountered during the internship. Administrative experiences with the associate dean of students are related, as are those involved in the accomplishment of two special projects. These projects were: To develop a career guidance program for the college, and to investigate special characteristics of applicants who never matriculated. The third chapter analyzes the internship experience from two perspectives: The actual style of the administrator is analyzed in relation to what is described in literature, and the accomplishment of the objectives of the prospectus is analyzed. Chapter IV offers recommendations and conclusions of the experience. Based on observation of operational procedures, two major problems are discussed.