Admission Office Senior Interviewer Applications available now

Dear Class of 2018,
The Office of Admission is pleased to announce that the application to become a 2017-2018 Senior Interviewer is now available.

Each year the Office of Admission hires 20 members of the senior class to engage in the recruitment, evaluation and selection of the incoming first-year class.  SI’s conduct admission interviews with prospective students, co-lead group information sessions, sit on panels during our fall Open House programs and WesFest, interact with parents and students visiting campus, work with admission deans on specific projects, and a select few will have the opportunity to read admission applications in January and February.

There will be three information sessions in the coming weeks that we encourage you to attend to learn more about the position and application process: Monday, February 27 from both 12-1pm and 4-5pm, and Friday, March 3 from 12-1pm.  All will be held in the McKelvey Room in the Office of Admission, 70 Wyllys Ave; it is not necessary to be there for the entire hour.  You can register for one of these sessions here:

We hire six SI’s to work full-time during the summer, from mid-June through September 1. It is possible that two of the summer SI’s may start in mid-July and unpaid time off is usually available with prior notice and approval if the needs of the office allow.  Because summer is a crucial time with thousands of visitors to campus, those who can work in the summer are given preference in the hiring process.

The application itself provides more information about deadlines and process, but in sum the application is due no later than Friday, March 17.  The first round of interviews are in a  group format and will take place from Monday, March 27 to Friday March 31 at noon; the following week we will conduct individual interviews with a current senior and an admission dean, and these will have a number of time slots available over the course of the week.  I will provide an electronic sign-up sheet for both the group and individual interviews.  We hope to make our final selections and notify applicants no later than Monday, April 10. 

The application can be found here

We hope you will find this to be an exciting opportunity to shape the student body at Wesleyan and leave a legacy with lasting impact, as well as gain professional experience in higher education and perhaps discover potential career interests.  Should you have any questions please contact Chris Lanser, Associate Dean of Admission, at

 I look forward to seeing you at one of the information sessions and to reading your 2017-18 SI application.


Chris Lanser
Associate Dean of Admission
Director, QuestBridge Admission
Wesleyan University