Volunteers represent Beloit at college fairs near their home or work. They stand behind a literature table and talk with interested students and their parents. Volunteers do not need to be experts in admissions. Their ability to share their enthusiasm, their personal experiences or those of their children, and their love of Beloit College, make them excellent representatives. In addition, they can address concerns of prospective students by comparing the area in which they now live to that of Beloit.
College fairs usually are held mid-week for 2 hours (generally from 7-9 pm). Occasionally a larger program will be held on a weekend afternoon.
Interviews/Meeting with Students
While Beloit does not offer alumni interviews as a requirement for admission, occasionally volunteers are needed to serve as greeters at our off-campus interview events conducted by the Admissions Staff. Greeters help answer questions and speak with parents while the students are meeting with the admissions officer. From time to time, a student may ask to be put in touch with an alumna/alumnus in his/her hometown. Alumni volunteer to meet up with student at a coffee shop, school, or library to chat informally about Beloit.
Parents Resource List
Following a student's acceptance to Beloit College, we send out a list of Beloit College parents who have volunteered to have their contact information made available to prospective families. It is nice for prospective families to be able to contact current parents or parents of recent alumni to discuss the college and/or their experiences directly. These conversations typically take place via e-mail or occasionally via phone.
Occasionally, we have information sessions, receptions, or send-off picnics for incoming first year students. Volunteers are invited to act as hosts, and again share their experiences at Beloit. These are fun, informal events that give area APAPers a chance to become (re) acquainted with each other. These events are sometimes held at the homes of parents or alumni, or they are held at local businesses or restaurants.
The Admissions Office is eager to learn of prospective Beloiters who are in the midst of the college search process. Alumni, parents, and friends of the College are often our best advocates. By talking with prospective students and their families about the outstanding opportunities available here, you help to shape the future of Beloit College.
Please open the door to the Beloit College experience for your child or a special student you know by completing this Student Referral Form.