The Office of College Admissions is offering an opportunity for current third or fourth-year students interested in the field of admissions or higher education administration to gain valuable professional experience through a directed internship program. Student interns will learn about the function and operations of the Admissions Office and gain exposure to multiple areas of recruitment work, including, but not limited to, alumni engagement, on-campus programming, and diversity initiatives. Selected interns will also develop the skills necessary to be a successful admission officer, including effective public speaking, visitor outreach, and familiarity with technological processes. The Office of College Admissions envisions this internship as a para-professional position and seeks applications from students seriously considering a career in college admissions or related fields upon graduation.
The internship will run from March 2013 – June 2014 for current third years (Spring of 3rd year, and all of 4th year, with possibility of summer employment); interested fourth years may be hired for an intensive spring quarter experience.
Due to the extensive training and responsibilities of this position, interns can expect a minimum time commitment of 15 hours/week and, during peak times, additional hours as needed, including some early mornings, evenings, and weekends. Due to the cyclical nature of the admissions process, interns will have the opportunity to rotate through and complete projects within several areas of admissions throughout the duration of the position. As is expected of all admissions employees, they should be flexible as other needs arise within the office. Interns will receive mentorship, support, and feedback during and after each project as well as opportunities to travel and recruit in Chicagoland on behalf of the office and participate in the admissions process.
Upon successful completion of the Admissions Internship program, students will have the professional skills, experiences, and contacts to give them broad preparation for a career in college admissions or higher education administration.
In order to be considered for the position, all applicants must visit the Chicago Career Connection website and complete and submit the application along with a resume no later than 5:00pm, Thursday, February 28. We will invite candidates to interview on a rolling basis, and training will begin by the end of Winter Quarter. Any questions can be directed to Becca Fenn, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in working with the Office of College Admissions.