When I consider all the ways our alumni serve as ambassadors for Mizzou, it’s easy to spot the most popular role that alumni love to take on: Sending us great students! Whether it’s nieces, nephews, children, grandchildren or the students in their local community, MU benefits greatly from the role alumni play in student recruitment.
This can be as simple as encouraging prospective students to take a campus visit or discussing your own experience at Mizzou with them. But consider these three easy ways you can help great students become Mizzou Tigers:
Encourage students to visit… Online!
There is nothing that quite replaces seeing Francis Quadrangle in person for the first time. However, MU just launched a new online campus tour that is a good start for any prospective student and family.
Officially nominate a student for admission
If you know a student who you believe is Mizzou material, go to our handy online form and nominate him or her for admission. The information will be shared with the admissions office, and the student will begin to receive recruitment information. This process starts sooner than you think, so feel free to nominate students as early as their sophomore year.
Welcome admitted students from your area
Have a little time to spare for MU? Sign up to send personal notes to recently admitted students from your area.
This new program through MAA gives the admissions process a more personal and local touch. It’s important for our admitted students to know what being #MizzouMade is all about.
The competition for college students has never been greater, and increased alumni participation in this area can help Mizzou keep recruiting the best and brightest. This year, our goal is to reach 5,000 admitted students.
Can we count on you?
Todd McCubbin, MEd ‘95 Executive Director, Mizzou Alumni Association