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WCU Alumni admissions volunteers

The Office of Admissions and Office of Alumni Relations are teaming up and want YOU to join the WAVE! The West Chester Alumni Volunteer Engagement (WAVE) program is a new partnership that will provide opportunities for alumni to assist the Office of Admissions with their recruitment efforts. WAVE members will have an opportunity to speak to prospective students and families to provide information about their beloved alma mater. We hope that you will share your story about what made your time at WCU so special!

Goals

  • Assist the admissions office in recruitment efforts.
    • Attending local college fairs as an alumni representative of WCU
      College fairs are a great recruiting opportunity to introduce high school students to many different colleges. West Chester University’s Office of Admissions often receives more invitations to college fairs each year than our staff can attend. As an alumni volunteer, you can assist in recruitment at these fairs by handing out admissions publications, fielding basic questions, and sharing your own WCU experiences.
  • Share your alumni story!
    • Admitted student outreach
      Alumni can assist by sharing their personal story to admitted WCU students through email, phone or postcard.

Program Information

You are eligible to be a volunteer if you are an alumnus/a of WCU.

You are not eligible to participate if you:
  • Have a child or sibling who is in the last year of high school and plans to apply to WCU.
  • Are a college admission professional (including a high school counselor or independent admissions consultant).
  • Are engaged in professional or volunteer admissions activities for another undergraduate institution.

How much time does it take?
Typically, a volunteer can expect to help a few hours per year to a few hours every month depending on their level of involvement. The amount of time may vary depending on your interest as well as your place of residence. Some areas of the country offer fewer opportunities for engagement with prospective students while other areas may offer multiple opportunities.

Is there training?
Volunteers who wish to assist by attending college fairs will be required to participate in training prior to going to their first event. Training may be remote or in person depending on the time of year or your location. You will be contacted with additional training information after you register.

Opportunities to Volunteer

During what times of the year can alumni usually assist?

Admissions is very cyclical. Generally, WCU WAVE members can expect to assist during the following time frames:

  • September through December:
    • Attend college fairs or similar recruitment events. Typically, these events are for high school seniors who are interested in applying for the upcoming school year.
  • February through May:
    • Welcome accepted first year students by calls, emails, postcards, or letters.
    • Attend college fairs or similar recruitment events. During this time of year, these events are typically for high school juniors who are interested in applying for the next school year.

*At this time, volunteer opportunities are only available for alumni outside of Pennsylvania.



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