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KNOXVILLE — The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Office of Undergraduate Admissions is now taking applications for its student recruiting group.

Student recruiters serve a key role for the campus as the primary ambassadors for the university and connection with potential students and families during open houses, campus visits, staffing the Visitors Center and other events and programs. Students are required to attend training sessions and biweekly meetings, and perform specific functions as outlined by the Office of Admissions advisers. Students receive minimum wage for the hours they work. Advisers will chose team captains who will receive a $500 scholarship, in addition to an hourly wage.

As many as 125 members will be selected to become student recruiters. Current members must also reapply and go through an interview process every year.

Information sessions are planned for 7 p.m. on Feb. 22 and Feb. 24 in the Hodges Library auditorium. The sessions will include an overview about the activities and expectations associated with the position. The session will last approximately one hour and include a time for students to ask questions.

“Our student recruiters play a key role in helping to acquaint students, families and friends to the University of Tennessee. Being a part of this group is a wonderful way to demonstrate your Volunteer spirit and gain leadership experience,” said Vern Granger, director of the UT Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and are required to go through a series of interviews as part of the selection process. The deadline to apply is Feb. 26. Training will begin in May and recruiting activities will commence with the start of the fall semester in mid-August.

The comprehensive student recruiting group brings together the talents and responsibilities of the former UT Ambassador Scholars (UTAS), Orange Pride (OP) and Minority Enhancement for the University of Tennessee (ME4UT). Students who are selected for this organization will be highly trained in all aspects of the recruitment of students at UT through a wide range of specialized recruiting programs and activities.

“The first group of selected students will have the advantage of creating a name for the group and helping to develop its overall concept and image,” Granger said.

For an application, click here. For more information, call Laura Stansell, assistant director, at 865-974-0634 or e-mail her at stansell@utk.edu.

C O N T A C T :

Karen Collins (865-974-5186, karen.collins@tennessee.edu)