The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Alumni Relations teamed up a number of years ago to form the Alumni Recruitment Committee (ARC), an effort to involve alumni in the process of recruiting students for Vanderbilt. Over time the ARC’s success has led to expansion of the program, incorporating several new initiatives–and now it has a new name better reflecting its breadth: Commodore Recruitment Programs (CoRPs).
Through CoRPs, the admissions office invites alumni around the globe to participate in vital recruitment efforts such as the Alumni Interviewing Program (AIP), college fair activities, contacting admitted students, and “Vanderbilt and You” receptions.
You are invited to join the other 2,700 Vanderbilt alumni who already have registered with the admissions office to help in the recruitment process. Last year nearly 1,400 alumni interviewed approximately 3,200 Vanderbilt applicants across the United States and on several continents. Through these interviews, alumni personalize the admissions process and give prospective students an inside glimpse of life at Vanderbilt.
Alumni from major markets and small cities alike represented Vanderbilt at local college fairs last year, speaking with interested students and their parents about the admissions process, and about academic and student life on campus. College fairs allow the admissions staff to reach many students in one easy setting, often providing these families with their first Vanderbilt contact.
“Vanderbilt and You” receptions offer admitted students a chance to meet alumni as well as other admitted students from their area. Last year alumni hosted and attended these receptions in 39 cities–including the first international reception in Shanghai. These events offer alumni an exciting opportunity to be part of a student’s decision-making process as he or she embarks on the journey to college.
It’s easy to get involved with CoRPs. Just go online to www.vanderbilt.edu/admissions/alumni to register with the admissions office. Or you may request information by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to working with you!
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