As we welcome new students to campus, we need students like you to bring campus to life for our prospective families. Whether you’re giving a tour, interviewing prospective students, or hosting them in your residential college, YOU have the power to make a huge impact. 

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has many opportunities for you to directly shape our community and leave a legacy.

SAC (Student Admissions Committee)
volunteer opportunities

STL (Student Tour Leaders)

STL members are the student representatives of WashU for all of our visiting students and families.

Members of STL have an extremely important role in ensuring our visitors have a positive experience visiting campus! That campus visit often becomes a primary factor in a student’s decision to apply to – and eventually enroll in – a particular university. By giving tours, members of STL show our visitors around the campus, talk about their experience at WashU (everything from classes to student life), and answer questions about WashU student experiences.

Responsibilities

  • All tour guides are assigned one tour time per week (approximately 1.5-2 hours) per week, depending on your class schedule. Guides can expect to give one tour per week.
  • All members are also expected to attend group meetings twice a month (for one hour each).
  • Special tours are available throughout the semester. You may sign up for them as your schedule permits.

Qualifications

  • Any WashU student can apply.
  • You should be comfortable presenting to both large and small groups and be willing to engage comfortably with diverse audiences.

How to Apply

Information sessions for the Class of 2023 will be held at the following times:

  • Tuesday, January 28 at 5:00 p.m. – Ursa’s Stageside
  • Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. – DUC 239

If you have questions please reach out to the STL Exec Team at stl.washu@gmail.com.

CIT (Campus Interview Team)

Help the admissions office choose the next incoming first-year class!

Throughout the admissions process, many prospective students request an interview with a Washington University community member on campus. This is a chance for the Admissions Office to learn more about the student, but it also allows the student a chance to ask questions about the university.

Responsibilities

  • Student interviewers should be available to interview 4-8 students per week during business hours. Each interview lasts 15-20 minutes. After each interview, students are required to submit a written interview report.
  • Student interviewers must dress appropriately (casual clothing that looks nice) when representing the university.
  • Student interviewers should have strong communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with both prospective students and their families and Admissions Officers.
  • Interviewers should be invested in helping ensure that all visiting students have a positive experience both in their interview and while on campus.

Qualifications

  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior in good academic standing.
  • Must have at least 1-2 hours of time per week to commit to interviewing prospective students. (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)
  • Must be able to portray the university and all its divisions in a positive, professional, and informative manner.
  • Must be familiar with WashU’s array of academic and extracurricular activities.
  • Must be able to talk comfortably with persons from all different backgrounds.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively—both in writing and orally.
  • Must attend one meeting (approximately 1 hour) per semester for updates and developments.

How to Apply

The application will be available in Fall 2020.

After the application deadline, you will be contacted to schedule an interview with Admissions Officers. New members will be notified of their training date. This training is mandatory. Special arrangements may be made if necessary.

OWLs (Overnight Welcome Leaders)

OWLs play an integral role in the recruitment process. They help prospective students get a feel for the WashU community by introducing them to life in the residence halls. OWLs welcome visiting students in to their campus home overnight, show them around campus, and help convey what the student experience is like at WashU. Our visitors are able to ask questions and build relationships with current students who may one day be their classmates.

Qualifications

Any current WashU student who lives on campus.

Requirements

  • A few evenings during the semester.
  • You can indicate on the registration form the nights you are able to host visiting students.

How to Apply

  • Submit the OWL Registration Form for Spring 2020.
  • Attend an OWL Training session, offered multiple times each semester. Spring 2020 sessions include:
    • Tuesday, February 11th at 9:00 a.m. – DUC Room 234
    • Thursday, February 27th at 2:30 p.m. – Ursa’s Fireside
    • Monday, March 9th at 5:00 p.m. – DUC 234

If you were signed up as an OWL for a previous semester, please submit the registration form below to provide us with your current availability for this semester.

Bear Lunch Bunch

Help the Admissions Office recruit the next generation of WashU students while getting a free lunch! Meet prospective students and answer questions over lunch. Bear Lunch Bunch (BLB) is an opportunity for visiting students to eat lunch with current students, ask questions, and receive an introduction to life at WashU.

You will be paired with visiting students and you will have an hour to go to any dining hall on campus to grab a meal and you’ll receive an $10 meal card for each lunch.

Qualifications

Any current WashU student. Email Tori Neason or Kendall Spina for information.

Requirements

One hour on assigned days.

Other ways to get involved

Summer Internship Program

Admissions Interns are the student face of the university to prospective students. The Summer Internship Program in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions provides a paid professional experience for Washington University students to assist with daily campus visits and gain exposure to the various functions of admissions at a highly selective institution. The internship provides a mix of core responsibilities with visitors and project work with specific teams.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Staffing the lobby of the Sumers Welcome Center as a welcoming face of the university
    • Facilitating visitor check-in
    • Providing direction to non-Admissions visitors arriving on campus
    • Engaging with prospective students & families to share your WashU experience
  • Leading campus tours
  • Conducting prospective student interviews
  • Assisting with special visit days in the Admissions Office and other events in SWC
  • Engaging with prospective students electronically
  • Administrative tasks as assigned

Other responsibilities:

Interns will be exposed to the work of a variety of teams within the Admissions Officer through a rotation program. After rotating through each team to gain preliminary insight, interns will be paired with one team for project-based work throughout the summer. Available team pairings may include: Recruitment, Access & Inclusion, Visit Experience, Financial Aid, Marketing/Communications, Administration/Systems, Research/Data Analysis.

Desired Skills/Characteristics

  • WashU Class of 2020, 2021, 2022 or 2023
  • Good academic and judicial standing with the university
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Comfortable with public speaking in both small and large groups
  • Commitment to providing the highest level of customer service to every visitor
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and is willing to jump-in and assist visits however is needed
  • Enthusiasm about the university and what it offers students
  • Interest in exploring higher education as a potential career field

Hours

The internship is a full time position (37.5 hours/week) with some Saturdays required. It will run between Wednesday, May 20th and Saturday, August 15th, with the option of extending the program through Saturday, August 22nd. Some vacation time is available.

Compensation

Interns will be compensated at a rate of $10.50 per hour.

How to Apply

Apply by emailing the following to BOTH Tori Neason and Kendall Spina:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume – including major(s)/minor(s), cumulative GPA, and relevant skills/experience
  • Contact information for 2 references either professional or academic. At least one reference must be a member of the WashU community (advisor, professor, research mentor, etc)

The priority application deadline is Thursday, February 20th.

Questions?

Please reach out to Tori Neason or Kendall Spina.