R.E.A.L. Bears (Recruiting Emerging Alumni Leaders) is a student organization sponsored by the Missouri State Alumni Association. They promote understanding and awareness of alumni programs while students are still enrolled in school.
The theatre and dance department’s recruitment card series includes testimonials by students and alumni, facts about the department’s various programs and more, to highlight the programs and experiences of MSU students.
The scholarship and financial aid guide is published every year for entering freshmen and transfer students. It lists institutionally-funded scholarships; out-of-state fee waivers; general and departmental scholarships; need-based and non-need-based financial aid program. It also contains information regarding estimated costs, and important dates. This guide is mailed to prospective high school seniors along with the Viewbook. This guide continues to be the most popular guide in the recruitment package.
Undergraduate admissions guide aka viewbook is mailed to prospective high school students for fall 2016 enrollment. It is a 40-page brochure. Changes this year include consolidating all undergraduate programs on one spread instead of scattered in their respective colleges/school sections.
When the counselors travel to college fairs, they bring the mini “travel” viewbook. It is a concise version of the main viewbook in an accordion-fold format. We have two versions of the mini viewbook, one is generic and another one is designed especially for Illinois students. The Illinois version contains out-of-state fee waiver information and travel distance, all of which are pertinent to students from IL. We also feature stories and quotes from IL students.
For transfer students, we produced a transfer guide especially for them. It contains the information that would be of interest to transfer students, which include campus resources, credit transfer info, academic programs offered, and how to apply. We spotlighted three transfer students so they can tell their transfer stories. A postcard is mailed to all prospective transfer students in the region.
This simple card is packed with information about the benefits of studying philosophy as a subject matter as well as pursuing a degree at Missouri State. It highlights the intellectual benefits, career potential and experiences. The card aims to inspire potential students to visit with the department head and apply for the program.