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Scot McClamma

International Recruitment Manager

Hometown: Orlando, FL
BA in International Affairs, Rollins College
Email: Scot.McClamma@pepperdine.edu
Phone: 310.506.4246
Video Location: Beaman Patio behind the Waves Cafe

Tips for Applying

Top 3 recommendations for an international student applying to Pepperdine

  1. Don't be afraid to contact us and ask questions. We want to help you submit a great application that authentically reflects who you are.
  2. Research about Pepperdine and explore our website to be able to identify and explain why you would be a good fit here.
  3. Proofread every part of your application and essay. It is also a good idea to have others proofread it for you.

Advice and tips for writing the essay questions and submitting the Common App

Be yourself! Show, don't tell; instead of listing your qualities or experiences, include a story that demonstrates those qualities or experiences. Stories are always more compelling than descriptions.

General advice and tips for international students who are interested in studying in the United States

Universities are more than just numbers. Look beyond the rankings. Just because a college/university is highly ranked, does not mean that it is right for you. "Fit" really does matter. You will be spending four years of your life there, so make sure it is a place in which you feel comfortable, while at the same time are challenged to grow.

Pepperdine's Global Reach

My favorite part of travel season

Talking with students whose eyes are glowing with optimism about their future and are excited about the possibility of coming to Pepperdine.

Pepperdine's global presence and reputation

Pepperdine is known around the world for its breathtaking natural setting, for the tight bonds formed among students, faculty, and staff, and for the selfless ways our students serve their host communities, both locally in the LA area and abroad through our International Programs.

What inspires me to share the Pepperdine story with students around the world

My belief in the value of a liberal arts education, in general, and the quality of the student experience, specifically, here on the Pepperdine campus