The College of William & Mary
Office of Undergraduate Admission
2016 Spring Intern Application
Internship Description:
This spring the Admission Office will sponsor a small number of undergraduate interns who will have
the opportunity to work as team members on the On Campus Programming (OCP) committee
planning our marquis event for admitted students (taking place April 16th, 2016). More specifically,
interns will play an integral role in planning and coordinating the Day for Admitted Students (DFAS)
campus activity fair (an event showcasing the variety of student organizations in which students can
engage at W&M). Candidates selected will also recruit, train and manage over 200 student volunteers
who will serve as logistical support during DFAS and have a role in managing the admitted student
Facebook environment. Interns will also provide support for additional yield programs including
Escape and Monroe Scholars Weekend. Interns will actively engage the entire campus community
with designing creative methods to welcome admitted students to campus. Lastly, the intern team will
craft and maintain an informational blog for admitted students writing posts about a variety of topics
from choosing a college, to enjoying those last few months of senior year. Those chosen will serve as
the formal Ambassadors from the current student body to the newly admitted students.
Prospective interns should be “initiative-takers,” able to demonstrate their ability to work
autonomously, enjoy interacting with all types of people, have strong communicative skills (both
verbal and written), and have an interest in event planning. The experience will include opportunities
to learn more about the nuances of recruiting and selecting students at a highly selective institution
and interns may have a chance to engage with office staff members on other projects as interest and
opportunities dictate. Candidates should have approximately 5 hours a week to dedicate to the
internship experience and must be available April 15th, 16th, and 17th. This internship is unpaid but
will provide invaluable hands-on professional experience, an opportunity to expand upon a variety of
transferable skills and hopefully  a whole lot of fun.
BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Name: _______________________________________ Class of: ____________
Email: ______________________________Cell Phone: _________________________
Phone where you can be reached while on winter break:
____________________________________________________
Major(s):
_____________________________________________________________________
A Complete Application Includes:
 Application form with Biographical Data
 Short writing sample answering 5 essay questions
 Copy of spring schedule (with course work, meetings, work responsibilities)
Please respond to the following questions. Your answers should not exceed three full
pages.
1. Why are you interested in completing the spring internship with the Office of
Undergraduate Admission and what do you hope to take from the experience?
2. What are your strengths and how do you feel you will contribute to the efforts of the
Undergraduate Admission team?
3. Describe a previous experience where you have worked autonomously to complete a task
that involved multiple responsibilities and time management.
4. List two activities you are involved with on campus outside of the classroom along with any
leadership roles you currently hold.
5. Briefly describe your college search process. Why did YOU choose William & Mary?
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Applications should be submitted to Justine Okerson at [email protected] by Wednesday,
December 2nd at 5:00 p.m. and must include a copy of your spring schedule. Please
include all class and work responsibilities as well as weekly meetings for extracurricular commitments
you already have in place. Students wishing to submit paper copies of the application may do so at the
reception desk at the Office of Undergraduate Admission (116 Jamestown Road). A short interview
may be required and students will be contacted regarding the selection of interns by December 18th if
not before.
Thank you for your interest!
Questions?
Call or Email: Justine R. Okerson
Associate Dean of Admission
757-221-3995 or [email protected]
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