Alumni Admissions Ambassadors
You are Proof of Purchase.
You’ve experienced how this campus pulses with creative energy, clever ideas, and minds wide open. Share your enthusiasm by helping prospective students understand why Purchase provides a college experience like no other.
Our Best Spokespeople
Our Admissions Ambassadors Program taps into your enthusiasm, knowledge, and success as graduates to attract outstanding students to the College.
The college search process can be daunting, yet alumni interaction can make all the difference. Prospective students and parents alike can benefit from speaking with a trustworthy source who knows first-hand what it’s like to attend Purchase and who can bring to life what can’t be learned from printed materials, social media, or the website.
Our alumni aren’t just knowledgeable about the school, they are proof of what students can achieve while attending Purchase and after.
There’s a reason we use the hash tag #ProofofPurchase when we share alumni stories and spread your news—you prove every day how to set the Purchase experience in motion, doing amazing things all over the world at any given moment.
Three Ways to Get Involved
ONE: Represent Purchase at College Fairs
Each year many high schools host college fairs. While Purchase College is invited to hundreds of these programs annually, our staff is limited and we are unable to attend them all. That’s where you come in…
Consider representing Purchase. A college fair is what you might think—a sea of tables in a gym or cafeteria with representatives from colleges and universities talking informally to circulating students and their parents, distributing materials, and collecting the names of interested prospective students.
These programs often take place in the evenings between 6:00-9:00pm and during the months of September, October, November, March, April, and May. Your voice will lend authenticity to our messages.
For now, we are particularly interested in expanding our presence in the following areas, where admissions counselors are not always able to attend events.
We are particularly interested in alumni who live in:
Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura, Alameda, Santa Clara, Riverside, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Sonoma
Miami-Dade, Broward County, Duval, Orange, Hillsborough, and Seminole
Cook and Lake
Middlesex, Worcester, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hampshire, Essex, and Berkshire
Baltimore, Baltimore, Howard, and Montgomery
Dallas, Harris, Collin, Denton, Fort Bend, and Travis
Allegheny, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Lehigh, Delaware, Chester, Northampton
We would also like to have a presence in:
- North Caorlina
- New Hampshire
TWO: Attend Accepted Students Days
Accepted Students Days are held in the spring and enable students who are accepted to Purchase College to visit (or revisit) campus, meet with faculty, administrators, current students, and alumni to learn more about what it’s like to attend the College and what specific opportunities are available to them as students here.
We encourage alumni involvement in these types of events as alumni can provide a unique insight to those considering attending Purchase College.
THREE: Write a testimonial
The Office of Admissions sends alumni testimonials through email and social media campaigns at various points throughout the year. Simply provide us with a few quick words or sentences about your positive experience as a student, or your success as a result of your Purchase education, and we will distribute them to prospective students or their parents.