Broadcast major Christine Devenney ′06, recently shared her college experience at the University’s Freshman Discovery Day. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions event has a dual purpose – it is a “last look” for some students and their families prior to making that all important “final” college decision – and it is a real “first day” for those students who have already committed to Montclair State. The day gives students the chance to learn more about our University by attending informational workshops, speaking with financial aid representatives, and meeting other students who may be attending Montclair State in the fall.
Devenney, a video editor for ABC News and Good Morning America, with studios in New York City, is a volunteer on the Alumni Recruitment Team, which supports the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in identifying prospective students, and helps guide them on their journey through the college decision process. The team consists of enthusiastic Montclair State graduates who are eager to share their story with prospective students and their families.
Devenney spoke about how her education from Montclair State directly helped her in her career. “If I was not trained in the state-of-the-art video editing software at Montclair State, I do not think I would have done as well as I did in my audition at ABC,” said Devenney. She further gave accolades to the program’s adjunct professors; and the benefits of learning in a small classroom environment.
Devenney encourages other alumni to join the Alumni Recruitment team. “Although I have a busy schedule (she starts her work day at 2:00 a.m.!), I always try to find the time to give back to the University,” she said. “It is rewarding to share my experiences, and to see how much campus has grown.”
We value your expertise and your time – so the Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers a variety of different opportunities for alumni to spend time with prospective students. These opportunities include representing the University at outreach events in your local area; participating in our large on-campus recruitment programs, such as Open House and Freshman Discovery Day; serving as a regional contact for prospective students and families; letter writing campaigns to prospective students; attending training workshops and social events exclusively for Alumni Recruitment Team members; and much more!
Your participation will not only support the University and students, it can provide you with the opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni and enhance your business and social network.
How to Become a Volunteer
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Alumni Recruitment Team, click here Alumni Recruitment Team Survey to complete a participation form.
If you have questions, please contact Bryan Moschel, Assistant Director, Recruitment and Outreach, in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 973-655-7062 or email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you back on campus!