Admission Ambassadors, GSLIS Admissions, Boston MA
posted January 14, 2014 4:22 PM
Have you completed at least 9 credits in the GSLIS program? Are you a recent graduate? Admissions would love to have your help in recruiting future GSLIS students, as a GSLIS Ambassador. There are several ways you can get involved, and you can specify how frequently (or infrequently) you would like us to contact you:
Occasionally we receive requests from prospective students who would like to speak to a current student or recent graduate. This is a common request from people who cannot come to Boston or GSLIS West to check out the campuses in person, but still want a sense of our community. Typically we would ask you to respond to their questions over email, unless you prefer phone. We are particularly in need of recent graduates outside the Boston area.
Graduate School Fairs/Professional Conferences
The Admission Office travels regularly to off-campus recruiting fairs and professional conferences (such as SAA, ALISE, ALA, etc.). Oftentimes it is helpful for us to have alumni representative(s) join us at the table - not only to keep us company, but also to answer questions from those who stop by our table. We would typically only contact you if the event was occurring in your local area.
We welcome you to volunteer for our monthly information sessions. A panel of current students and alumni answer questions from prospective students and describe their experiences in GSLIS. We also ask volunteers to give a brief (20 minute) tour of the library and the GSLIS facilities on campus. These events are primarily held on weeknight evenings from 6:45 - 8:00 PM (including the tour).
What are the benefits, you ask? Well, our undying thanks, of course! And networking! We also give panelists a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble every time they participate in an event.
If you are interested, please reply back to me with the below information, and we will be in touch as the need arises.
Town/State (or country) you are originally from
Town/State (or country) in which you currently live
GSLIS graduation month/year (anticipated or actual)
Coursework you focused on while in the program (e.g. public, archives, children's, school, technology, academic, etc.)
Other interests in the field
Current employer (if applicable)
Undergraduate institution, degree, major, and graduation date
Other degrees earned, with applicable institution, majors and graduation date