Help us recruit the best and brightest
As a Binghamton graduate, you are the face of the University in the working world. You can also represent your alma mater to the next generation of college students.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions needs alumni to help with recruiting bright young men and women. Currently, about 1,600 graduates serve as alumni admissions volunteers, and we'd like to add you to this engaged group.
Alumni attend college fairs at a number of high schools across the country, speaking to students about the quality and benefits of a Binghamton University education. In addition, alumni reach out to admitted students by phone and e-mail, encouraging them to enroll at Binghamton. Our volunteers also host receptions at their homes for admitted students.
We give you the tools you'll need to be successful in this endeavor; all you need is an honest passion to serve the University. If you'd like to find out more, contact us by e-mail.
Q&A with Michael Warshawsky '81 - alumni admissions volunteer:
Michael is a senior equity research analyst. His interest in investing began at Binghamton University, where he studied economics. He then completed graduate studies at New York University, where he received a MBA in finance and investment management.
How do you help the Office of Undergraduate Admissions?
I've been seriously involved as an alumni volunteer in the admissions office for two years in two capacities. First, I am an Adopt-A-High School Liaison in my area, where I serve as a personalized local Binghamton University information resource for high school counselors, students and parents. The information that I collect is used by the University to enhance its recruitment effort. Secondly, I serve as a College Fair Alumni Representative in the New York City/Long Island region. Representing Binghamton University, I talk with students and their families about the school, answer questions, and hand out admissions publications.
Why did you want to become a volunteer?
My interest in alumni volunteerism began when I was approached by a number of neighbors in Manhasset, N.Y., with children ready to apply to college. After discussing Binghamton University with the families, I realized that my enthusiasm and connection with the school never diminished after so many years. It was rewarding and lots of fun reminiscing about my college years at Binghamton, so I decided to take it to the next level. Binghamton University is such a highly regarded school that my sales pitch is effortless.
How does it feel to give back?
It is very rewarding knowing that I can help current students with their college search process, while I help the admissions office attract the highest caliber students. I wish there was an alumni admissions volunteer to help me with college selection in my day. I was fortunate to have selected Binghamton University as my college of choice anyway.
Why should other alumni help?
It is important for alumni to give back in any capacity because it is their efforts that ultimately help make a school what it is. Most college graduates consider their college years nothing more than a memory, but it is that experience that influences their life forever through their career path, life-long friendships, and even marriage if their spouse is a fellow graduate. The least we can do as alumni is give a little back.
See how other alumni are helping recruit new students.