We’re grateful for the dozens of alumni who have already answered Friday’s call for Consortium ambassadors. So far, 87 have agreed to help at our fall recruiting events. It’s a big time for us. We visit numerous cities, attend a variety of events and stage numerous webcasts. Recruiting builds the Consortium community.
We posted our request for volunteers at about 10 a.m. St. Louis time on Friday. From there, we shared it on Facebook, Twitter and our private alumni LinkedIn group. Within 90 minutes, we had 26 alumni volunteers willing to share their time to meet prospective Consortium students at our recruiting events.
At 11:45 a.m. on Friday, my colleague Jeff Farris sent an email blast to alumni. When I arrived at work Monday morning, we had more than 70 volunteers. As I write this, we have 87. Thank you! And there’s still plenty of time to sign up.
Who Has Volunteered?
We won’t name the Consortium ambassadors here, but we’ll share a little about them as a group. So far, most are graduates from the 2000s and 2010s. Seventeen volunteers graduated in the 2000s and 64 graduated in the 2010s. That includes 22 from May, the largest single class of volunteers.
We have one volunteer from the 1970s, one from the 1980s and four from the 1990s.
We have Consortium ambassadors from almost every member school, too! Congrats to the Wolverines for raising your hands most often to serve as volunteers at our events. (Note: Two people evidently left their school blank when they sign up.)
|Carnegie Mellon University||4|
|New York University||5|
|The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill||1|
|The University of Texas at Austin||7|
|University of California, Berkeley||5|
|University of Michigan-Ann Arbor||15|
|University of Rochester||3|
|University of Southern California||5|
|University of Virginia||5|
|University of Wisconsin-Madison||8|
|Washington University in St. Louis||5|
|* (as of Aug. 9, 2016)|
Pictured above: MBA prospects and alumni mingle at the 2016 Consortium yield event in New York City. Alumni are key to being Consortium ambassadors at these events.