Alumni Admissions Interviews
Interviews are an important piece of the admissions process. With your help, we can have meaningful conversations with more applicants and have a better understanding of who is well-matched and ready to take advantage of the Lawrence experience. It's all about making personal connections, learning about the students beyond the pages of their applications, and bringing the LU experience to life for them.
You get to select as few or as many prospective students as you'll have time to connect with. The interviews take place at a location that is mutually convenient for you and the student in your local area.
What alumni and students are saying about the interview program
"I've been involved as an Alumni Ambassador for a couple of years now, representing Lawrence to prospective students and their families in the Seattle area, as well as connecting with international student applicants over Skype. It's been a rewarding and fun experience. I am consistently impressed by the applicants, and I've enjoyed sharing my own Lawrence experience, my perspective as a former international student applying to LU and articulating how my experience at LU influenced my success after college." -Sandy Murti '95
"I felt it was important to have an interview with an alum because I would be able to have a better understanding of how four years at Lawrence could impact a student. Although I was a little on edge about applying to Lawrence, following my interview, I felt reassured that if I were to attend, I knew it would be a place where I would be able to grow academically and personally."
-Evan Stroud '20
A brief training session is required so we can provide you with all of the tools and resources you'll need to get started. Please choose one of the interview training sessions found below that works best for you (average length of time is 30-45 minutes). Registration links are highlighted in blue:
Training Events in Your Area
Lawrence Around the Country
In conjunction with the Lawrence in (your city) regional events featuring a reception with President Burstein, we welcome you to join us for interview training! Alumni interview training will take place before the president's reception at the same venue.
LIVE Online Training Opportunities
Admissions Interview Training Webinar
All of our formally scheduled sessions have passed but training is still available at your convenience by appointment! Please contact Lynette Schroeder (info below) to schedule a time that works best for you.
We know how busy you are and for your convenience, a recorded version of the training webinar is now available!
This is a two step process:
1. Watch training at your convenience by clicking here.
2. Complete a short "open computer" quiz so we know it's time to activate your record in the technology you will use to connect with prospective students. The quiz is available here.
Questions? Contact Us!
Associate Director of Admissions
Alumni Admissions Engagement Office Coordinator
If you haven't formally signed up to be an Alumni Ambassador, please do so HERE. This is necessary so we can give you access to the technology we use to connect you with prospective students.