Admitted Student Mentor

Primary Staff Contact: Carol Gadd-Marshall

Purpose of Position: Support prospective students from the time they are admitted to the time they enroll at CSB/SJU.

Responsibilities (all or some of these are options):

  • Attend card writing events to generate hand written, personal notes congratulating prospective students on their acceptance, and welcoming them to the CSB/SJU community.
  • Attend admitted student receptions to meet and greet admitted and enrolled students and their families. Socialize and mingle while sharing your CSB/SJU experiences.
  • Attend one on one coffee shop/lunch meetings, as directed by admission staff, with admitted students who would benefit from additional personal attention and connections to the CSB/SJU community.
  • At a territory manager’s direction, email, text, phone or hand write a note to the student and/or parents.
  • Share personal experiences about your CSB/SJU experience.
  • Conduct similar conversations with prospective students who are younger and have not yet applied or been admitted as opportunity arises.
  • Respond to prospective student or parent questions.
  • Submit a report of volunteer activities with the admission department including time and mileage.

Qualifications:

  • Must be an alumna of CSB or an alumnus of SJU
  • Willingness to meet one on one with admitted students and/or their families
  • Must have completed required CSB/SJU admission training
  • Willingness to handwrite notes

Training Requirements:

  • Be current with college and university statistics (At A Glance, demographic profile of both institutions, institutional history, coordinate details)
  • Be generally familiar with the admission process (application process and deadlines)
  • General knowledge of financial aid (merit-based aid and need based aid, FAFSA)
  • Maintain current awareness of frequently asked questions and supporting responses
  • Be familiar with the enrollment process and timeline (housing, course selection, etc.)
  • Be familiar with student development (FYX, College Success course, etc.)

Time Commitment:

Time commitment varies by activity. Typical time commitments for these events is as follows:

  • Card writing events –2-3 hours
  • Accepted Student Receptions – 2-3 hours
  • One on One meetings – 1 hour
  • Communication with accepted student’s families – varies
  • Travel to and from the event or meeting location

Benefits:

  • Positive connection to CSB/SJU
  • Skill development in areas of public speaking, recruitment, and persuasion
  • Networking with other CSB/SJU alums