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How Do I Become an Enrollment Coordinator?

Dan Cavallari
Dan Cavallari

An enrollment coordinator is a representative of a college, university, or secondary school who is responsible for recruiting and enrolling students in that school. The coordinator may attend college events or college fairs to meet with potential students and discuss enrollment opportunities at that school. In order to become a enrollment coordinator, you will first need to complete a high school education or equivalent qualification. It is best to pay close attention to math courses as well as any communications or language courses. The next step that will help you become a enrollment coordinator is earning a college degree.

A bachelor's degree or higher qualification is usually required in order to become a enrollment coordinator. You can major in business, administration, or even education to help build your credentials to become a enrollment coordinator. During your tenure as a student, it is a good idea to consider taking a position as an intern or part-time employee in your school's enrollment office. This will give you valid work experience that will be helpful when applying for full-time positions after graduation. You may be able to work with others in the office who can also help you establish contact in the industry that will prove valuable after graduation.

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When you apply for a position to become a enrollment coordinator after graduation, you should expect to start with an entry-level position and work your way up from there. Do not expect to get offered an upper-level management or coordinator position right off the bat; most employers will want you to work with more experienced coordinators first to learn the skills and techniques necessary to be successful in the job. Use this opportunity to prove your work ethic and learn as much as possible about the job, and whenever advancement opportunities within a company become available, apply for them. Be patient, as it may take several years for you to advance.

You should also be prepared to take part in professional development activities throughout your career. Such activities may take the form of classes, seminars, or on-the-job training that will give you a foundation for learning new skills and techniques, or establishing new contacts within the enrollment realm. Some employers may require such professional development, but even if they don't, it is a wise decision to take part in such professional development activities to boost your credentials and make your resume more attractive to potential future employers.

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