Elements of a Successful Undergraduate Student Recruiting Program


  • Audrey G. Zink


Recruiting, student enrollment, education


The four elements that are key to the successful recruiting program at Virginia Tech are described. These elements include financial and philosophical support from all levels of administration, maintaining a positive relationship with academic counselors in the University Studies programs, developing a "Students Recruiting Students" program, and strong faculty involvement. The result of the recruiting program has been a quadrupling in the undergraduate enrollment in the last 4 years. The long-term health of undergraduate programs in wood science and forest products curricula worldwide will depend on sustaining this high level of recruitment.


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