Q: Tara, when did you join Wesleyan’s Office of Admission?
A: I started working at Wesleyan in July of 2007.
Q: What are they key ways you recruit students to Wesleyan?
A: We recruit students in many different ways. Prospective students and their families visit our campus at all times of the year. We also travel all over the country and the world to spread the word about Wesleyan. We see every activity we undertake as recruiting.
Q: What percentage of your time is spent traveling? Which regions of the country do you oversee?
A: I spend about six to eight weeks a year traveling…so that’s about 15 percent of my total time spent on the road. I travel to Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Virginia, Maine, and the greater Boston area. I also oversee recruiting and applicants from West Virginia, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota, but do not travel to these places.
Q: When visiting high schools, what information do you provide to the students? What are typical questions they have for you?
A: When I visit high schools, I’m basically taking my Wesleyan on-campus information session on the road. Each high school may be slightly different, so you tailor your message based on your audience. They typically have the same questions that visitors to campus have, but that varies pretty widely based on location and their familiarity with Wesleyan. (more…)