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. This is a small time commitment with a large return for you, the student, and the Admissions Office... and it's FUN! 

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.

Interview prospective students and become an Alumni Ambassador today!

What alumni and students are saying about the interview program

Sandy Murti ’95"Personally, I have been involved as an Alumni Ambassador representing Lawrence in Seattle and connecting with international students. It's been a rewarding experience - I have met some really impressive applicants, and I have been able to share my Lawrence experience and provide helpful information about the Lawrence and Appleton communities with prospective students. As well, I have been able to articulate how my experience at LU influenced my success after Lawrence. And, it has been really enjoyable!"      -Sandy Murti '95


Evan Stroud headshot"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

Training Options

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. 

Training Anytime

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!

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Katie Seidel
Associate Director of Admissions

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Lynette Schroeder 
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. 

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