Frequently Asked Questions for Alumni Student Recruitment Volunteers
How much time
commitment is involved?
After your initial training session, that’s entirely up to
you. Volunteers may spend only a few hours a year on recruitment activities or
could devote several hours a month to recruitment efforts.
Will I be able to
choose which events I attend?
Yes, a representative from the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences will contact you when a college fair or high school visit is planned
for your area. You may always choose to
opt out of representing the college or doing any other recruitment activities (writing
letters, making presentations, etc.) that may be asked of you.
What kind of training
will I receive?
The NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the NIU
Admissions Office want you to succeed in your new role as a volunteer student
recruiter. We’ll work with you directly
to provide the training and materials (handouts, department fact sheets, view
books, application forms, etc.) you will need to answer student questions and successfully
recruit qualified students to the CLAS.
A special training session will be offered in your local
area, and we also welcome you to come to the DeKalb campus for training, if you
prefer. In addition to the direct training and materials we provide, the CLAS
and NIU websites are also excellent supplemental resources for student
Is there any
We are not soliciting donations for this initiative. Alumni recruiters may incur some minimal
travel costs, such as gas and tolls, to attend training and other events. Wherever possible, we will only ask you to
attend college fairs or other events that are within 35 miles of your home.