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Contact Admissions

In-Residence Degree Programs

Master of Public Service and Administration
Master of International Affairs

Bush School Admissions Office

(979) 862-3476
bushschooladmissions@tamu.edu

Contact Extended Education

Online & In-Residence Certificates

Advanced International Affairs
Homeland Security
Nonprofit Management

1-866-988-BUSH (2874)
bushschoolonline@tamu.edu

What does the Director of Recruitment and Admissions do?

November 19, 2014

I felt I should take a moment to introduce my work here at the Bush School, so you know a little about what I do. I work with recruitment and admissions. What does that entail exactly? Essentially it means that I market and travel for part of the year, that I work with events, applications, and interviews for another part, and that I answer emails and concerns all year. I coordinate the team effort it takes to get the word out across the nation so that we can find the best applicants to our programs.

It’s late fall, so that means I’m on the road right now. In fact, I’m in Los Angeles and San Diego this week, on my last round of Idealist.org fairs. We hit twelve cities across the nation with Idealist, including a number of hotspots in the Northeast, and will add a few more with an AmeriCorps outreach.

On Monday before the Idealist fair, the Bush School joined with the Clinton School of Public Service in Los Angeles to meet with current AmeriCorps members to talk about our graduate opportunities. This is our second year to jointly advertise, taking advantage of the service impact that both our presidents had. We enjoy sharing our message of affordable programs for those looking to serve their country and others. AmeriCorps members can catch us in New Orleans and Dallas in early December.

These travel efforts are in addition to the Bush School’s marketing efforts online and with PeaceCorps, Model UN conferences, Foreign Affairs magazine, the Nonprofit Times, and more. We held Open Houses and online Information Sessions, hosted online graduate fairs, sent current students and faculty to campuses across the country, and set up email campaigns. We are trying to reach YOU, our potential prospects, so you know your options.

So when schools ask you where you heard about them, be sure you let them know. List the most influential aspect or list all the ways you heard. Either way, the information is valuable to us recruiters. It’s your feedback that helps us more effectively market the following year.


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Kathryn Meyer, Director of Recruitment and Admissions