Student Recruiters, More Than Just a Tour War Eagle and welcome to the Plains! I will be your tour guide today. This is the first sentence most prospective students and their families hear when visiting Auburn University for the first time. For years, Auburn University Student Recruiters have been the host of the Office of Admissions and Recruitment. Recruiter continued on page 2
Recruiter continued... Since 1993, Auburn University students have volunteered their time to display the university they have grown to love. Student recruiters are afforded the opportunity to guide potential Tigers on their first prowl, which may be the deciding factor in a college decision. From the Haley Center to Jordan-Hare Stadium to Samford Hall, recruiters use their passion and excitement to tell the rich history of Auburn. Student recruiters are remembered for many things, whether it be their shining personalities or abundant knowledge about the university. Katie Reid still remembers her first campus tour vividly. “My tour guide was extremely energetic about the campus, very friendly, and she answered all my questions about campus and college life in general. I still have the postcard she sent me after the tour!” Reid not only chose to attend Auburn, but she is now a student recruiter. It is known that student recruiters consistently have an impact on prospective students, but the organization often has an impact on the recruiters. Alvonice Spencer, a senior majoring in finance from Tuscaloosa, explains how the organization influenced his time at Auburn University. “Being a student recruiter helped me in other organizations by providing me with the confidence to explore a variety of other extracurricular opportunities. I learned from my experience in student recruiters that pursuing one’s passions in life always leads to the greatest outcomes,” said Spencer.
Why I Love Student Recruiters... Nikki Busquet, Senior Hometown: Miami, FL “My favorite part about being a student recruiter is that I have been able to share my love and pride for Auburn University with prospective students from all over the country and the world.”
Katie Reid, Senior Hometown: Rome, GA “My favorite part about being a student recruiter is actually giving the tours and showing perspective students what all Auburn has to offer them. The best feeling is when you finish a tour and students are more excited about Auburn then before they arrived. That’s when I know that I have done a great job.”
Patrick Llewellyn, Senior Hometown: Madison, AL “My favorite part of being a student recruiter is getting to meet many different types of people from all over the country who are interested in Auburn University.”
Tiffany Rozier, Sophomore Hometown: Acworth, GA “The best memory of being a student recruiter was giving a tour to a family of four who had two little boys that came to see campus. The couple met while at Auburn University, but never had the chance to tour the eagle’s nest. I was able to take them and they had a cute little family moment!”