In a few weeks Tulane University, in partnership with Loyola University, will host nearly 1,500 high school and college admission counselors from more than 90 different countries as a part of the International Association for College Admission Counseling (ACAC) conference in July.
Loyola will host a pre-conference institute on July 9 and 10, and Tulane will host conference sessions from July 10–13.
“The conference itself is going to be three full days of sessions, including a college fair, a high school fair, a golf tournament, a dodgeball tournament, and even a 5K,” said Rebecca Ancira, associate vice president for enrollment management at Tulane. “So we need a lot of volunteers.”
“This is an amazing opportunity for our faculty and staff to develop those relationships and build that Tulane brand.”
Jeff Schiffman, director of admission
Tulane faculty, staff and students are encouraged to volunteer at conference events and bring their own expertise to the table.
“A faculty member from public health might volunteer at a lunch, and they just happen to sit down with a school counselor from Dubai who has three kids who are interested in public health but don’t know where to start,” said Jeff Schiffman, Tulane's director of admission. “This is an amazing opportunity for our faculty and staff to develop those relationships and build that Tulane brand.”
“The student volunteers are also going to be really key, especially for the high school counselors, because that’s who they want to talk to,” added Ancira. “They want to know about the Tulane experience, and they want to know what it’s like to go to school here and live in this city.”