College Preview Weekend is an opportunity for underrepresented high school seniors and juniors (who normally would not have such an opportunity) to experience the reality of college for a weekend before making their final decisions. In order for this weekend to run as smoothly as possible CMA hires qualified student Co-Chairs to oversee/organize the weekend. This will be a paid position ($250, if coordinated successfully); however, it requires a lot of work and commitment.
Student co-chairs will be responsible for meeting with the Head Co-Chair weekly. They will be heavily involved in the planning process; i.e. securing food and living accommodations for the students, arranging social activities, collecting applications, submitting essays to the Writing Center liaison, picking Villanova students to be on the student panel, booking the financial aid and admissions presentations and finally setting up a tour for the students.
The co-chairs will have to be in constant communication with one another, meeting once or twice a week to work on details on their own; as student co-chairs you will also have to be able to take charge of situations and be able to effectively handle conflicts, should any arise. Students who are chosen for this position must be highly self-sufficient. This position requires a certain level of maturity and responsibility and hence a certain amount of trust must be established. Please be informed that any violation of the student code of conduct will result in a meeting with the Dean and appropriate disciplinary action will follow.
Student co-chairs must be available for the entire duration of the weekend (from 3:00 p.m. on Friday until the last student leaves on Sunday), making sure that all students are being cared for and that everything runs smoothly. As previously stated, this is a very serious commitment that you should not apply for unless you will be completely devoted to the weekend.
If you feel that you are fully qualified for this position, please fill out the an application and return to the Center for Multicultural Affairs by September 23, 2011. When you submit your application, please register for an interview time. If selected, you will be required to attend training and shadow a current co-chair for the entire process including the first College Preview Weekend schedule for Nov. 18-20, 2011. If successful, you will be employed for the next weekend scheduled for March 23-25, 2012. Thank you in advance for your commitment and service to multicultural recruitment