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 recruitment information.
Is there any financial commitment?
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.