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Email Training

  • If you chose to write to an accepted high school student there are some guidelines to follow. The same letter/e-mail can be sent to all students on your list, just make sure to address the letter/e-mail to each specific student.

    • Please contact the CARE coordinator when you are finished contacting the students on your list.
    • Allow the student to feel as if he/she can contact you if they have any further questions. Whether they contact you by phone or a return e-mail, give them the information necessary to find you.

    Sample Email/Letter

    Dear (student’s first name),
    I am so glad to hear you are considering Capital University for your college experience. I understand you have been admitted to the university and I want to congratulate you!

    I graduated from Capital in 1981 and majored in Communication. I enjoyed most of my classes and especially enjoyed the small class size. I was able to get to know my professors and classmates on a more personal level because my classes were small. During my junior year, I interned with Children’s Hospital in the Human Resources department. This was a great experience and the time as an intern allowed me to experiment with a career I was considering. As a student at Cap, I worked in the admission office as a tour guide and office assistant. This on-campus job actually lead me to a career as an assistant director in the admission office at Capital.

    Capital University offered me opportunities I may not have had at other schools. I mentioned the small class size, but the intramural sports added to my fun college experience. I participated in co-ed volleyball, flag football, and co-ed soccer. I had plenty of activities on campus to choose from and along with my intramural sports, I sang in the chapel choir, had a small part in a school theatre production, and helped build homes for Habitat for Humanity.

    My wish for is to decide on a college or university that fits you best. Whether it be a small or large campus, rural or urban setting, you will have the best four years of your life. If you want to talk with me personally about my college experience at Cap, please feel free to call me at home at 614-555-1212 or Email at jdoe@hotmail.com. I would love to see you become part of the Cap family that I so dearly hold close to my heart.

    Jane Doe ‘81