International Admission > Contact Us > Meet Your Counselor > Dino Pruccoli
Birmingham, Michigan USA
College Degrees: BA in International Area Studies, Michigan State University (East Lansing, Mich.) MS in Marketing Communications, Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, Ill.)
My Recruitment Areas: Europe, Africa and the Middle East
What has been the most rewarding part of working in international admission at DePaul University? I know that students are nervous about applying to universities in the U.S. It's a different system with many moving parts. I enjoy helping students navigate the application process by improving internal processes and communication to quickly inform students of their admission status.
What piece of advice would you give an international student who is beginning the university search process? When developing your list of universities to consider, remember the best university is the one that meets your academic, social and personal needs and interests. I think the most important criteria include quality of academic programs, location, costs and campus culture. This will help make editing your list to a manageable number of applications so you can continue to concentrate on your academic work.
What is your favorite thing about living in the city of Chicago?Public transportation! I don't have a car and love riding the bus or train. It's environmentally friendly, affordable and makes going places a little more exciting. Most buses and trains that I use run 24 hours a day.
If an international student is curious but unsure about attending college in a city as large as Chicago, what would you tell them? Explore Chicago's 77 distinct community areas and diverse neighborhoods and find the one that fits you best. Other than attending class, doing homework and possibly work or an internship, you're going to be spending most of your time in your neighborhood. Make sure you like it and feel comfortable living there.