Become a Wesleyan Alumni Admission Volunteer!

Congratulations—you will soon be a Wesleyan alum! As you prepare for your departure from campus, I want to invite you to become an ambassador for Wesleyan and join the ranks of WAAV (Wesleyan Alumni Admission Volunteers). WAAV activities include representing Wesleyan at local college fairs, conducting interviews with prospective students, attending admission receptions, and acting as a local contact for interested prospective students and their families. What better way to keep your positive memories of Wesleyan alive than by making a contribution to the next generation of Wesleyan students?  

The primary activities for WAAV are representing Wesleyan at college fairs around the country and abroad and conducting interviews with prospective students. For the alumni interview process, prospective students request an alumni interview via our website. Each WAAV member has an alumni portal where they can view any students who have requested interviews, as well as keep track of those interviews you have “claimed” and completed. The two parties decide on the meeting place and time, and then engage in a conversation that typically lasts around 30-40 minutes. Once the interview is completed, the WAAV goes to their portal and submits an evaluation for that interviewee. 

Alumni support in the admission process is a critical component in our efforts to attract the strongest candidates from across the country and abroad. Don’t worry if you don’t know where you’ll be permanently next year—just sign up now and you can easily update your address once you’re settled. We look forward to adding members of the Class of 2017 to our community of nearly 700 active admission volunteers! This is a great way to give back to Wesleyan that doesn’t cost you anything but enthusiasm and time. 

If you would like to become a WAAV member, please complete the sign up form at:

 If you have any questions, please visit our WAAV Website or contact me at or Karen O’Leary (WAAV Assistant) at

 Again, congratulations on your upcoming graduation and I wish you a successful transition to the next stage of your life!

 Warmly, Ashleigh

Ashleigh M. Corvi ‘13, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission & Financial Aid



Summer Staff Position in the Admission Office — App due April 1

Come join the Summer Admission Team! The position is multifaceted, so you will assume several responsibilities, including but not limited to leading multiple tours for campus visitors on a daily basis; answering phones, greeting visitors, and assisting with general questions; assisting with data entry; helping Admission staff members and deans with miscellaneous tasks and projects; and much more!  We are looking for energetic, courteous, and professional individuals who enjoy interacting with students, parents, and staff.  The position is for the entire summer, although there are different start dates available.  This is a full-time job (7 hours per day) with some weekend commitments sprinkled throughout the summer.  Students will be paid $10.00 per hour and will be compensated for 50% of university housing.  If you have questions about the position, e-mail Laura McQueeney, Front Office Manager, at  The application is due April 1 and available here:


Be a Senior Interviewer!! — Info Session 2/17; App due 2/29

The Office of Admission is beginning the hiring process for the 2016-2017 Senior Interviewer position.  As many of you are aware, this position would allow you to leave your legacy at Wesleyan and help shape the Class of 2021. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Interviewing prospective students in the summer and/or fall
  • Co-leading information sessions with Admission Deans to prospective students and families
  • Representing the Office of Admission and Wesleyan at various on-campus events
  • Other office tasks as needed such as data entry and answering phone calls/emails

We are also pleased to announce a new opportunity to join us in the summer of 2016 as a Senior Admission Intern. This position will offer the opportunity for rising seniors to engage not only in the regular functions of the senior interviewer position, but also to spend the summer learning about specific admission programs, such as campus events, international admission, athletics, communications, transfer students, tour guides, senior interviewers, and others, and the admission profession and higher education as a whole. You must commit to the summer internship AND the fall position if you are interested in the summer.

We will have two open information sessions on Wednesday, February 17, from 12-1pm and 4pm-5pm, where we will go over details of the position and answer questions. Current Senior Interviewers will speak about their own experiences and be there to answer your questions.  Both meetings will be held at the Office of Admission. These information sessions are not required and you do not have to attend the entire session, but if you are unable to attend and have any questions, please ask any current Senior Interviewer ( or contact Tara Lindros, Associate Dean of Admission, at Please RSVP for these sessions if you think you might attend at — these sessions may be subject to change and we need to be able to contact you. The application for the Senior Interviewer position can be accessed here:

Please note that the application deadlines for students on campus and for those studying abroad in the spring is Monday, February 29, 2016. Those on-campus candidates we would like to invite to participate in the first round of group interviews, during the lunch hours of the week of March 28 – April 1, will be notified by email by Friday, March 3. Candidates currently studying abroad will be invited for virtual interviews beginning Monday, March 7.

Admissions Open Houses — 10/13 and 11/11

And for a different genre of Open Houses……

thCAFHI30BFall Open Houses are fast approaching! In two weeks, our campus will begin to welcome potential Wesleyan applicants, and we need your help with overnight hosting. The Open Houses will take place on Monday, October 13, 2014 and Tuesday, November 11, 2014. If you agree to host(and we hope you will), you only need to host the night before the Open House program. You would pick up your host on either October 12 or November 10,  and the next morning, they’re off to explore campus and participate in Open House activities. If you are willing to share your living quarters and love for Wesleyan with a prospective student, possibly make a new friend, and  play a role in building the next Wesleyan class, please follow the link below to register as a host!

Sincerely, The SOC Interns–Jesalyn Ortiz ‘16 Greg Tavarez ‘16, Selena Gonzalez ‘17, Keyonne Session ‘17, Liam Tran ‘17

2018 Admissions Phoneathon!! Do it! Woo hoo!!

thCAFHI30BHey 2017’ers!!

On Friday, admission offers will go live to the potential members of the Class of 2018!  The Office of Admission will be holding its annual phoneathons to reach admitted students all over the country and try to help them choose Wes.  We need volunteers to congratulate these students and encourage them to visit during WESFEST and other times in April.  This is a great opportunity to come and talk to students from your area of the country (or anywhere!) about Wes.  The phoneathons will take place at the Office of Admission on:

Tuesday, April 1: 6-9pm

Wednesday, April 2: 6-9pm

Thursday, April 3: 6-9pm

Sunday, April 6: 1-4pm

If you are interested in helping admitted students to choose Wes and encourage them to visit campus, please support this effort!  You are not required to stay the duration of the phoneathon, but please just come for as long you can and bring friends along to help. 

Best of all the Office of Admission will provide free food (PIZZA!) if enough people show up (6+).

Come on out and play an important role in building the Class of 2018.  If you have any questions please send an email to Dave Thomas, Senior Assistant Dean of Admission, at  If you can attend, please click here to sign up.  Thanks!