How closely are the candidate activity records monitered?

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  1. FalconAF

    FalconAF Member

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    I'm not saying I'm gonna do it, but what's stopping someone from putting down false info? Do all guidance councilor a have to look up EVERYTHING in the systems?
     
  2. Pima

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    The GCs must submit their own reports directly to AFA via their own portal when the candidate gives contact info. You never get to see what they write or submit. Additionally at our kids hs (2 different ones in 2 different states), their official transcripts included any school ECs, clubs, groups, etc.

    The GC is the one that also gives them the school profile. I.E. % that go Ivy, public, private, 2 yr., etc. Types of organizations offered, amount of APs offered, etc. etc. etc.
     
  3. Packer

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    This doesn't happen here or at other schools in the region that I am familiar with. It is really interesting to see the huge variance between schools/states/counselors.
     
  4. zachserna7

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    thats true. I have the same thing here. I put my contact info down for my school official to recieve the infoand he hasnt recieved them yet. pretty interesting
     
  5. Christcorp

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    I can't speak for all ALOs, but I know that flieger and I usually bounce a candidate's application off of their guidance counselor. I.e. if an individual says they are in band, football, class secretary, etc. I usually ask their guidance counselor about said activities.

    But remember, I live in wyoming. I live in the largest city. 55,000 people. We all know each other. Its not hard to validate an applicants resume. My issue isn't usually a candidate BSing. Usually they are too modest. I usually go back to them and ask: "why didn't you include this other stuff in your application"?
     
  6. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    CC is absolutely correct, as usual.

    I speak with counselors, teachers, coaches, ministers/rabbi's/priests/etc., I speak with job supervisors, everyone I can find. And I do it more than once; going back to "reconfirm what you told me, I forget a lot...."

    And I ask the candidate in 10 different ways during numerous interviews.

    I'm not going to say a candidate can't get away with "fluff" but I'd like to think that's what the ALO is there to make sure doesn't happen.

    And I completely agree with CC on the "they're usually TOO modest!" I have that problem ALL THE TIME with candidates!! I work harder on that typically than any other area.

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     

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