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Admissions Student Employment

Become a Senior Interviewer

Currently, juniors (graduating May 2016) may apply to be a senior interviewer during the 2015–16 Academic Year and/or Summer 2015. Job descriptions, eligibility requirements, and the application are available online.

 

Applications will be considered until the position is filled by April 10. Early applications are strongly encouraged.


All others should plan to apply in December 2015. This includes:

  • Class of 2017 students who plan to study abroad for the entire 2015-16 Academic Year
  • Class of 2018 students planning to study abroad in Spring 2016

Become an Academic Year Intern

The application for the 2015–2016 Admissions Intern is now open.

The application is due at 5:00pm on Wednesday, March 25th and is available online.

Become a Winter or Summer Break Intern

Applications for the Summer 2014 term are now closed.

Applications for the Winter 2014-2015 interns will become available in November 2014.
Applications for the Summer 2015 interns will become available in February 2015.

Current Student Paid Opportunities During the School Year

An internship with the Office of Admissions can help you gain work experience and build your resume. We are looking for students who are well organized, responsible, and have strong communication skills. Although Admissions Interns will spend the majority of their time working on specific tasks related to their position, they occasionally are also expected to assist other program areas. A full year’s commitment is required and students are expected to work at least one Saturday during the fall semester and participate in tour guide and overnight host training. The following positions are currently available:

 

Senior Interviewer

  • Open to current juniors at Pomona College.
  • Position is for the full academic year.
  • Primary responsibility is to interview prospective students.
  • Other duties according to the needs of the office and the interests of the interviewer.
  • Approximately 12 hours (on average) of work per week:
    • 8 hours of interviewing during the week.
    • 3 hours interviewing on at least four Saturdays of the fall semester.
    • 1 hour meeting (occasionally).
    • 1 hour per week sitting desk during the lunch hour.
  • Special Events: April Admissions Days, DecemberFest.
  • Salary: More than minimum wage.
  • Training: Begins August 26th, stipend and room and board provided.

 

Admissions Intern (5 positions)

Admissions Interns are engaged students who are knowledgeable about the College, have developed meaningful connections across campus, and are excited to serve as the face of the college. This is a paid position and requires 6-10 hours per week; hours are flexible. This position is not open to Fall 2015 first-year students. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responding to e-mails and gaining intimate knowledge of the admissions process and protocol.
  • Finding Pomona College students to host prospective applicants and coordinating student participation in overnight hosting.
  • Assisting with the diversity fly-out programs.
  • Clerical support.
  • Sitting desk, answering phones, taking messages, and assisting visitors.
  • Leading tours, as needed • Maintaining and updating alumni volunteer list.
  • Assigning alumni interviews.
  • Assisting with Admitted Student Days.

Mandatory training will take place in the Fall during the first week back.

 

Tour Guide Coordinator

The Tour Guide Coordinator provides support for the tour guide program. The position requires 6-10 hours per week; hours are flexible. Will include occasional Saturday work. Experienced Tour Guides preferred. Responsibilities include:

  • Recruiting and training new and experienced tour guides.
  • Coordinating tour schedules and routes for on-campus programs.
  • Arranging packets and letters for special tour groups.
  • Conducting campus tours.
  • Acting as liaison between student guides and the Admissions Office.
  • Assisting with the planning and execution of Admissions Days in April.
  • Sitting desk, answering phones, taking messages, and assisting visitors.

 

Winter Break Interns

The Office of Admissions is open from Jan. 2 – 17, while Pomona College students are on winter break. Therefore, we hire 3–4 students to work Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hourly wage is $9.00. On-Campus housing is not provided. 

Winter Break Admissions Office Intern (3 positions available)

  • Opening and processing of incoming mail
  • Conducting daily scheduled campus tours
  • Providing clerical support (typing, filing, etc.)

Winter Break Admissions Email Intern (1 position available)

  • Managing the general Admissions email account
  • Sitting at the Admissions Office reception desk, answering phones, and taking messages

 

Current Student Paid Opportunities During the Summer

The following positions are currently available for the summer:

Summer Senior Interviewer

  • Open to current juniors at Pomona College and students graduating in May of 2013. 
  • Primary responsibilities include interviewing prospective students and giving tours.
  • Work from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
    • Rotate answering phones at lunch.
    • Starts May 28th and ends August 9th.
  • Substitute for fall Senior Interviewers when available.
  • Special events: April Admissions Days, DecemberFest.
  • Salary: More than minimum wage (on-campus housing is not included but may be arranged).
  • Training: Begins May 28th (after Memorial Day).

 

Tour Guide/Office Assistant (2 positions)

    One full-time and one part-time positions available

The Office Assistant provides support for the tour guide program during the summer session, Monday, May 20th to Friday, August 30th. Up to 40 hours per week are available for the full-time position and 20 hours per week are available for the part-time position; the Admissions Office is open 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Hourly wage is $9.00. Campus housing may be arranged with a cost to the student.  Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting all daily scheduled campus and special tours.
  • Arranging packets and letters for special tour groups.
  • Providing clerical support (typing, filing, etc.)
  • Sitting desk, answering phones, and taking messages.
  • Assisting admissions staff with programs and projects.