Phil Gluck '14Title: Admissions Interviewer
Phone: (518) 388-6112
Minor: Political Science
Hometown: Morristown, NJ
Internships: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Northwestern Mutual-The Olson Financial Group, Morris County Economic Development Corporation.
Research topics: “Factors that Determine Undergraduate Tuition Rates” and “What Affects Alumni Giving Rates at Colleges and Universities?”
Postgraduate plans: I will be working for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Risk Assurance division.
Favorite professor: Stephen Schmidt, Economics. Besides being incredibly passionate about the material, he also relates seemingly dull statistics into pretty exciting and relevant topics for college students. In addition, taking his courses, I saw a tremendous improvement in the way I conducted economic research.
Favorite class: Japanese Internment Camps during World War II with Professor Morris
Favorite activity: Intramural sports (softball and dodge ball particularly) and working for Union College admissions.
Favorite place on campus: Reamer Campus Center
Favorite local restaurant: Marotta’s Bar-Risto
Favorite food on campus: Buffalo Chicken Wrap
Advice: I would recommend being as open-minded as possible, be sure to visit and consider as many different types of schools before narrowing down the list. In addition, it is important to consider that there is more to a school than just statistics: Make sure you really take the time visiting schools and asking questions on tours and info-sessions versus simply studying online rankings and college guidebooks. Most importantly, enjoy it! Though the college search can be stressful, this is a very exciting time in your life!