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Volunteers, SLIS Admissions, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Admissions would love to have your help in recruiting future SLIS students as a SLIS Ambassador. There are several ways you can get involved, and you can specify how frequently (or infrequently) you would like us to contact you. Please take a look at the opportunities below. As a reward, there will be a raffle at the end of each semester for Simmons swag, and volunteers will be entered each time they participate in an information session, email with a prospect, or blog for a semester.
1. Blog
SLIS Admission is looking for new bloggers for our current student blog, Student Snippets: The SLIS Experience. The blog is intended to be a hub of information for prospective 
master's students in LIS and Children's Literature, regarding news and events, student life, Boston/Mt. Holyoke, updates- essentially anything involved with being a student at Simmons SLIS. Bloggers are asked to write and submit one blog per week or bi-weekly depending on scheduling
There are no assigned topics, we just ask you to be honest (within the guidelines of professionalism) and moderately relevant. 
If you are interested, please email slisadm@simmons.edu with the following:
  1. Sample blog (150-250 words)
  2. What program you are in (what interests/tracks/etc.)
  3. Which campus you regularly attend (or online)
  4. Your intended date of graduation
2. Information Sessions (Boston campus only)
We welcome you to volunteer for our information sessions in Boston. In an informal conversation, current students and alumni answer questions from prospective students and describe their experiences at SLIS. These events are primarily held on weeknight evenings from 6:00-7:15 PM, with two Saturday daytime events a year. You can volunteer to be part of a panel once, or multiple times.  
3. Email
Occasionally we receive requests from prospective students who would like to speak to a current student or recent graduate. This is a common request from people who cannot come to Boston, or South Hadley to check out the campuses in person, but still want a sense of our community. Typically, we would ask you to respond to their questions over email, unless you prefer to respond by phone. 
If you are interested in volunteering for one or more of these opportunities, please respond to slisadm@simmons.edu with the following information, and we will be in touch:
  • Name
  • State (or country) you are originally form
  • State (or country) in which you currently live
  • Preferred email
  • Preferred phone
  • SLIS graduation month/year (anticipated or actual)
  • Coursework you focused on while in the program (e.g. archives, children's literature, computer science, academic libraries, etc.)
  • Other interests in the field
We look forward to hearing from you!

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