You have many opportunities to get involved with the Admission Office. As early as your first year, Outreach and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusions (DEI) Student Advisory Board are available to you. After spending a bit more time on campus, you can apply to our selective Tour Guide and Senior Interviewer programs, which require a separate application and extensive training. Take a look below to learn more and find out how to apply.
As a member of the Outreach team, you are often the first person a prospective student meets on campus. Your overall commitment is 2-3 hours a week, with 1-2 day visits during each semester. Here are some brief descriptions of the different roles:
- Ambassadors – You’ll return to your high school and meet with any current students who are interested in Holy Cross to share your experience of what it’s been like to be a member of our community. You’re expected to make one visit per calendar year (generally over winter break, spring break, or summer break depending on your availability).
- Day Visit Hosts – You are matched with a prospective student (at least three times a semester) who has something in common with you, such as an academic or extracurricular interest, same hometown or high school, etc. Your guest will arrive at campus in the morning, and you’ll guide them around campus, eating in Kimball, attending classes, sitting in on club meetings, etc., before they depart in the afternoon.
- Overnight Hosts – Your prospective student will stay overnight in your dorm room and then go to class in the morning and eat in the dining hall so they can experience academic and social life at Holy Cross. You are expected to host for approximately 1-3 nights in April.
- Greeters – As the first point of contact for visitors to the College, you’ll assist the Admissions Office by providing a friendly face and answering any questions that visitors may have prior to taking a tour, information session, or admission interview. You are expected to spend approximately 1-2 hours/week in our office speaking with visitors.
For more information on how to become a part of the Outreach team, please contact Kamela Dino.
Social Media Intern
You’ll help create promotional content and engage with prospective and admitted students through social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as our blog platform, WordPress. Intern shifts are about 4 hours per week.
For more information on how to apply to be a Social Media Intern, please contact Kirsten Vanhorne.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Student Advisory Board
In this role, you will be committed to increasing the diversity on campus by assisting with events related directly to the recruitment of ALANA students (an acronym referring to persons of African-American, Latin American, Asian-American, and Native American heritage). Your time commitment will vary in accordance with different programs, which include student panels, overnight visits, online chats, etc. Students are expected to attend two meetings per semester to discuss and plan events.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Admission Interns
DEI Admission Interns play an integral role in fostering relationships with the community and external partners (schools and community-based organizations) to foster a more inclusive and diverse Holy Cross community. DEI Admission interns will oversee the DEI Student Advisory Board and plan outreach to prospective students, including but not limited to webinars, group visits, and overnight programs. There is also an expectation that interns may give presentations to prospective students and families and attend high school visits in the Worcester area. The DEI Admission Intern is a paid position with an average of 6 hours per week. DEI Admission Interns are permitted to intern in the office for more than one year. There are two interns on the DEI team, and interns are hired when there is a vacancy due to graduation or pursuit of another opportunity.
International Ambassador Team
Play a dynamic role in growing Holy Cross’s international student community as a member of the International Ambassador Team. Organize and participate in engaging virtual events, inform international recruitment practices, and serve as a resource to prospective international students. Be the reason someone chooses Holy Cross!
As a tour guide, you’ll give tours of campus to prospective students, parents and school groups throughout the academic year. We’re looking for academically successful students who are actively involved on campus and excited about sharing their love of the school with prospective students and their families.
To be considered, you need to have been on campus for at least two semesters and will undergo an application process that includes a group interview with members of the Admissions staff. If selected, you’ll be required to give a weekly tour and volunteer during some weekends for Saturday tours and Admissions Open Houses.
For more information on how to become a part of the Tour Guide program, please contact Liza Goodman.
Senior Admission Fellows
Each year, we select an exclusive group of academically successful and involved seniors who interview prospective students throughout the fall semester, getting hands-on experience in Admissions by helping to craft the incoming class.
Interested seniors need to submit a resume and cover letter, and select students will be chosen for an interview. Students will be given a weekly schedule (including one Saturday morning) and are expected to volunteer 4 hours of their time per week. Current Holy Cross juniors may apply in March, and will be notified in early May.
*Separate interviews will be conducted for those students who are abroad or away during spring of their junior year.
For more information on how to become a part of the Senior Admission Fellows program, please contact Kirsten Vanhorne.