Below are brief summaries of the different projects/activities we have done (and plan to do) throughout an admissions cycle. Further explanations and detailed instructions for all of these are in the works!
Remember those big college nights in the high school gym with 100+ college representatives standing behind their tables, answering questions and handing out brochures? College fairs are valuable opportunities for students to “shop” for a variety of schools and gather information. The Office of Admissions receives hundreds of college fair invitations each year and cannot possibly send staff to cover all of them.You will be trained to cover college fairs on your own, armed with great resources and answers to the most commonly asked questions. You may also be called upon to assist an admissions counselor at a particularly busy fair.
A typical college fair, including travel and setup time, will occupy about three hours of your time.
CONTACT CAMPAIGNS (calling, letter writing, and email)
Calling, writing letters, and sending emails provide personalized contact with top prospective students and applicants.
Calling: Participate in highly specialized contact with prospective students who have demonstrated a certain level of interest. Students will be qualified by different factors, from test score ranges to particular academic or co-curricular interests. These will usually be local calls in your area and you will be provided with background information on each student.
Emailing: Email correspondence opens a line of communication through which students can ask questions over a period of time. The ease and efficiency of email allow contact with students from any region (we will not limit it to your home area) and at any time during the admissions cycle.
Letter writing: Depending on the needs of the office, letter-writing will be in the form of a handwritten note or a personalized form letter sent to a group of students. Letter content may vary from encouraging a campus visit to congratulating a student on choosing Trinity.
Time spent on any of these contacts will vary based on your level of involvement. However, we don’t expect it consume more than a couple of hours.
Receptions are informational recruitment gatherings usually held in a hotel meeting room. The size of the reception varies by location-we have held sessions for 15 to 500 people. Presentations consist of an information session, an occasional guest speaker (faculty member or administrator), PowerPoint presentation, and question and answer session. Your roles is to assist with registration and speak with students and families. You will not be required to give a speech unless you have coordinated efforts with the admissions staff member planning the event.
Most receptions, from registration through Q&A, run a maximum of two hours and are held in the fall semester.
HOST REGIONAL GATHERINGS
Regional gatherings, hosted at your home, will bring together prospective students from a specified geographic area. For example, a holiday party may be held during winter break to encourage students from your area to consider Trinity. Depending on the nature of the program, prospective parents, current students, and alumni may also be invited.
Hosting may require a little more time and effort than other recruitment activities: party planning, buying food/supplies (for which you’ll be reimbursed), etc. We hope to have an admissions representative at each regional gathering.
We are working on creating projects to address concerns and questions of students from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Share your Trinity experiences by participating in any of the aforementioned contact campaigns, as well as occasional college fairs geared toward multicultural recruitment