Southern’s Parent and Alumni Network
Are you looking for a new way to support your child’s University or your alma mater? Do you want to tell high school students and parents about all of the opportunities in store for them at this University? If you answered yes to these questions we would like for you to take an active role in helping prospective students! WingSPAN is a network of parents and alumni who work with the Office of Admissions to recruit prospective students. As a wingSPAN volunteer you will be able to attend college fairs throughout the United States and talk about the Eagle Nation!
The program is designed to involve parent and alumni volunteers in the admissions processes, from the identification of prospective students to their enrollment at Georgia Southern. Through this program, trained, well-informed volunteers serve as “in the field” representatives of the university at college fairs or in high schools, in order to consistently attract outstanding college-bound students nationwide.
Here is how you can get involved:
Sign up online!
An admissions representative will contact you if a fair comes to your area
An admissions representative will send you materials for the fair
Review the wingSPAN “Resources” tab and the admissions materials
Attend the fair and have fun
Complete the “Follow Up” tab
- Send any materials and lead cards back to the Office of Admissions
- Questions? Email wingSPAN@georgiasouthern.edu
Dos and Don’ts at a College Fair:
- Make sure you have all of your materials
- Show up early, so you can set up
- Dress professionally and in Georgia Southern gear, if possible
- Remain at your table (and behind your table) the entire time
- Remain positive throughout the entire fair
- Have fun!
- Guarantee admission to Georgia Southern
- Leave your booth unattended
- Be afraid to say “I don’t know”
- Discourage students from attending Georgia Southern
- Talk down any other school
- Treat any students differently (Ex: Athletes)
Below are a number of resources to review to be up to date on everything Georgia Southern! Of course, you can also call our office to speak with a counselor prior to a visit as well.
Last updated: 5/8/2012