Alumni Admissions Ambassador Program
The Offices of Admissions and Alumni Relations are seeking enthusiastic Wheelock alumni to share their experiences and insights regarding Wheelock College with prospective undergraduate and graduate students during the admissions and enrollment process.
In addition to knowing that you are actively helping to advance the College’s mission, Alumni Admissions Ambassador volunteers will receive recognition from the President of the College and the Alumni Association during the President’s Reception and State of the College Address portions of Reunion Weekend, as well as being listed in the alumni magazine and on the Wheelock website.
Roles and Responsibilities
As an Alumni Admissions Ambassador volunteer, you will have the choice of types of activities in which to participate. Below are the initial options that will be implemented:
- Having your name, program/major, graduation year, job title, and email address listed on the Wheelock website for individual, direct correspondence with prospective students.
- Participating in phone calling campaigns to speak with accepted students.
- Sending individual emails to accepted students.
- Attending on-campus admissions events such as Fall Open House and Accepted Students Days.
- Attending off-campus admissions events such as, but not limited to, regional receptions with an Admissions or Alumni staff member, individual or small-group gatherings, and/or attendance at college and graduate school fairs.
- Participating in online admissions events such as webinars and online chats.
- Engaging with accepted students via our Private Social Network, a digital platform that allows participants to share their admissions or other academic and social experiences amongst a cohort of other accepted Wheelock students.
- Engaging prospective students and their influencers via popular social media such as, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat.
- Generating and soliciting referrals of prospective students who may be a good fit for Wheelock College.
- Be a champion for Wheelock!
- Complete our Alumni Admissions Ambassador training process. Ideally your training would be conducted in person, but accommodations can be made for alumni outside the Boston area and those with special circumstances. The training process is approximately 2-3 hours and will involve the following aspects:
- how to effectively engage prospective students, families, and other influencers of college choice;
- remaining current on the Wheelock student experience;
- having a baseline knowledge of our academic offerings, application processes, and admissions timelines;
- discerning when and how to refer someone to an appropriate Wheelock employee; and
- understanding applicable rules and regulations.
- Maintain regular communication with the Admissions Volunteer Coordinators in the Office of Admissions.
- Commit to participating in at least 5 events or 20 hours of service each year; service may vary based on your volunteer options.
- Commit to annually assessing your volunteer experience with the Office of Admissions and provide constructive feedback on the Alumni Admissions Ambassador Program.
- Serve as a volunteer for 1 year with an opportunity to renew commitment to the program each year.
- Abide by National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Statement of Principles of Good Practice, in particular:
- accurately represent and promote Wheelock College;
- refrain from disparaging comparisons with other secondary or post-secondary institutions;
- not accept of offer reward or remuneration from secondary school, college, university, agency, or organization for placement or recruitment of students in the United States.
- Must be a graduate of a Wheelock College undergraduate or graduate degree program
- Must have authentic enthusiasm for supporting Wheelock and maintain a positive view of the College
- Must be an effective and empathetic communicator
- Must not be a private educational consultant or agent
- Depending on volunteer options, must be able to travel to and from on- and off-campus events (travel expenses are not reimbursed by the College)
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Lauren A. Marquis ’11MS
Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations