Recruiters ROAR across California
October 31, 1997
Year after year, the University of La Verne's Office of Admissions plays
a number of key roles in the recruitment process for its prospective students.
Makayla Benjamin, admissions representative and a 1997 ULV graduate,
is one of several staff to introduce those services to students interested
in the University of La Verne.
As an admissions representative, Benjamin assists in promoting the Recruitment
Outreach Admissions Representative (ROAR) program, an external recruiting
service. This recruiting service is available to any ULV students who are
interested in providing prospective ULV students with information and tours
Admissions counselors are available to help recruit prospective students
to the University, but, according to Benjamin, "students can relate
better to [current college] students."
For this and other reasons, current students are more essential in the
ROAR program. Its participants make the students' visit more personal.
Although ULV has always had an external recruiting program, the new
ROAR program is a more formal approach to the process.
ROAR participants will have the opportunity to attend college fairs
at area high schools.
"Depending on how many students have looked into ULV, that's how
we determine what schools we [recruiters] go to," Benjamin said.
In addition to regular school fairs and visits, the external recruiting
ROAR participants will give Saturday tours.
One of these Saturday tours is inclusive of Preview Day, which is scheduled
to take place throughout the University of La Verne's Homecoming festivities
Preview Day is an event which provides prospective students with the
opportunity to "discover the academic and co-curricular possibilities
offered at ULV and meet ULV students, faculty and staff.
Freshman Dallas Miller, a broadcasting major, is one of several students
who will be involved in giving tours and assisting prospective students
throughout the day.
Though she says that she is also assisting as a part of her California
work-study position, Miller said she is looking forward to the event.
"I get to give tours and tell them [prospective students] about
the campus and answer their questions," Miller said. "I am interested
in showing how nice ULV is, and, in the process will hopefully help the
students decide what college they plan to attend."
Helping a prospective student out in his or her college visitation process
is rewarding for Miller.
"The most rewarding part of helping in external recruitment is
when you give a tour to this person [prospective student] and you know that
they might come to this school. You helped them with that," Miller