Cadet for a Day

Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by FAL, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. FAL

    FAL 5-Year Member

    May 26, 2011
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    I am doing a Cadet for a Day event on Nov. 17th. I am meeting with the crew coach when I visit. Do you guys have any advice? Is anybody else on here going?
  2. educ8

    educ8 5-Year Member

    May 12, 2011
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    My son ( who was CFAD last week) suggests several things:

    - arrive early and plan for heavy traffic on I-95 (this one is mine!:cool:)
    - dress nicely and be well groomed (We were surprised to see kids in tennis shoes, shaggy hair, head phones etc.:eek: - you want to make a good impression!
    - Don't bring too much stuff - the packing list is really all you will need.
    -you'll be nervous, but try to be relaxed and be yourself. While CFAD is for you to evaluate the USCGA, they will also be evaluating you - this is a really serious commitment for both you and the Academy, so you'll want to present the true you.
    -Bring some homework to work on while your Cadet is studying
    -Bring questions - and tell your parents to bring questions, there is no better time!
    -Try to pay attention to the people, the campus is nice, but it is the people that make the CGA- do you fit in there?
    -Really try to evaluate if it is an environment that you will thrive in, and will you contribute positively to the Academy?
    - Be humble, you won't impress anyone by bragging - the Cadets are the best of the best and beat out thousands of other applicants -you are obviously a good candidate or you wouldn't have been invited -

    Good Luck, Our son was really impressed and is hopeful that he will be chosen part of the class of 2016 :thumb:

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