Greetings from the Mac Admissions Office. I am writing you because we are in the process of creating a Global Ambassadors network that will include both current students and alums who are interested in serving as resources for prospective students around the world. We learned from your Senior Survey response that you were (or might be) living overseas and we thought we should check with you to see if you might be interested in becoming a member of this new organization.
International prospective students rarely are able to visit the campus and observe what it is like to be a Macalester student. Although they can find a great deal of information on our website, and occasionally they may know a current Mac student, most international prospective students rarely have the opportunity to interact directly with members of the Mac community. As the name implies, Global Ambassadors will help international prospective students as they try to determine if Macalester is a good personal and academic fit for them. The way we expect it will work is that we will post on the Mac website a list of countries where we have active alumni Global Ambassadors. We will not be posting the names or emails of the volunteers. If a prospective student who lives in the country where you reside asks to be connected to an alum, we will send you the student’s name and contact information. In most instances the prospective student will simply wish to hear about your experiences as a Mac student. There may be a few cases where a prospective student has requested an alumni interview, and in those instances we will check with you to see if you would be willing to interview the student.
In addition to helping with outreach to individual prospective students, Global Ambassadors may also be asked to represent Macalester at college fairs or other events. In some cases, the Global Ambassadors would be joining me or a colleague on the Admissions staff at an event, and in other cases they would be solo. We are in the process of writing a short handbook for our Global Ambassadors which will provide additional information about alumni admissions interviews, college fairs and other Global Ambassadors activities.
The time commitment required to be a Global Ambassadors will be small but the potential impact is huge. If you are interested in joining the Macalester Global Ambassadors program, please fill out this short information form.
Director of International Admissions