Due to the monumental challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, college admission offices around the world have faced unprecedented hurdles in recruiting new students. New strategies have been created and proven strategies, such as Wesleyan’s Admissions Ambassador Program, have been modified. Now in its fourth year, this successful program connects prospective students who want to explore all that Wesleyan has to offer with current students.
Through this work-study program, admissions ambassadors work alongside Wesleyan's admissions team at campus events such as Preview Day and Scholarship Day, and virtual recruitment events, including panel discussions and information sessions.
"Our admissions ambassadors welcome visitors to campus, connect with prospective students over the phone, provide insight to a Wesleyan student experience, and are considered an integral part of the inner workings of the enrollment office," said Director of Admissions Kayla Walker.
Christine Buck '24, said, "I show prospective students what it means to be a Wesleyan student in my own sort of way. They see the diversity that we have and offer and the different personalities that flow and blend together."
“My favorite part of the job is giving tours to prospective students. Seeing their faces light up when we talk about all the different facets of the College that might interest them always makes me feel proud to attend Wesleyan,” said Barbara Reigel '22.
During the last year, face-to-face contact with students has been limited. The admission team implemented a new strategy for admissions ambassadors to connect with prospective students virtually through video chat.
Wesleyan invites prospective students to schedule a campus visit virtually or in-person to get a feel for the place that so many young women love to call their home away from home.