Would you like to learn more about the Alumni Admission Volunteers?
Who are Alumni-Admission Volunteers?
Members of the Alumni-Admissions Program (AAP) assist the Undergraduate Admission Office in recruiting academically talented students for Saint Mary's College of California. Members include alumni from our traditional undergraduate program as well as parents of traditional undergraduates. It is the "personal touch" by our members that often encourages a student to apply to SMC and accept an offer of admission.
AAP members serve their local region and participate in selected recruitment activities for that region.
What are my responsibilities as an Alumni-Admissions Program Member?
AAP members participate in local recruitment activities such as college fairs, high school visits, area information sessions, and contacting admitted students. Members are ambassadors for the College, acting as local contacts for students, families, and counselors. Specific activities include:
- Attend college fairs as representative of Saint Mary's College.
- Conduct interviews with students interested in applying to Saint Mary's College.
- Participate in calling or e-mailing students who have been offered admission to congratulate them, share experiences, and answer any questions.
- Endorse the applications of qualified Saint Mary’s applicants
AAP members are asked each year to participate in a variety of recruitment activities. The average commitment of fifteen hours a year is based on the number of scheduled events in your area. While volunteer opportunities may vary, it is still important that all members are trained and made aware of yearly updates. The majority of your time will be spent attending college fairs and contacting admitted students.