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Operation Walk Selection Process

Applications and supporting documents will be examined by the Dimensions Operations Committee. After screening applicants, the finalists will be asked to interview with the Committee and the administrator of Operation Walk will review the applications prior to final selection. The Committee includes Julie Barnes, Associate Director, Dimensions; Barbara Christie-Pope, Professor of Biology/Dimensions Faculty Director and three additional faculty members, who serve rotating annual appointments.  The committee evaluates applications on the following merits:

  1. Work ethic and habits
  2. Evidence of self-direction
  3. Leadership experience – involvement in activities, either on or off campus, and evidence of taking responsibility for tasks and pursuing them to completion
  4. Ability to work well with others
  5. Ability to work under pressure and in stressful environments
  6. Language proficiency
  7. Evidence of strong communication skills
  8. Professional interests
  9. Strong performance in a substantial distribution of coursework
  10. Relevance of the experience to the student's academic plan and career aspirations.
References will be contacted as needed. Finalists will be interviewed before selection. Interviewers will members of the Dimensions Operations Committee. All applicants will be notified when the final candidates are selected.