It is often said that one of the most positive attributes of Smith is our network of alumnae. One mission of the Smith Club of Hartford is to assist the College’s admissions office with recruitment of prospective students in the Club’s geographic area. For the Hartford Smith Club, our area is comprised primarily of Hartford County, but also extends south to Middletown and Meriden, east to Vernon/Rockville and Tolland, and west to Colebrook.
Our activities begin in the fall when alumnae attend college fairs at area high schools, and continue through the winter months when alumnae offer interviews to students who have applied to Smith. Activities peak in the spring when alumnae contact students who have been accepted for admission to Smith, and the Club gives Book Awards to high school juniors of exemplary merit at area high schools.
There are many opportunities for alumnae to spread the word about Smith with prospective students. The time commitment involved for an alumna can be as little or as much as one’s schedule allows. Peak season for recruitment activities is October through February, although there are volunteer opportunities through the year. Alumnae volunteers are always needed to:
- Contact students who have expressed an interest in attending Smith
- Attend College fairs at area high schools
- Meet with and interview applicants
- Contact newly admitted students
- Attend high school awards assemblies to present Smith Book Awards
- Keep in touch with current Smith students from the Club?s geographic area
Alumnae interested in assisting with the Harford Smith College Club’s admissions program should contact: