By Maria Ojer
When it comes to the campus visit experience at Lynn, Tierra Thompson wakes up every day to ensure all of the students coming to visit the university will have a one of a kind experience that no other place has to offer.
Thompson’s responsibility as the Campus Visit Coordinator is to organize all the events that happen daily for the visitors that come to campus. She makes sure that these experiences are unique for everyone by giving them personalized attention, that way they become knowledgable about what Lynn offers as an innovative college.
“Without giving away all of our secrets, I would say that our main factor that makes our Lynn University campus visit experience different from any other [institution] is our student admission ambassadors,” said Thompson. “I definitely think the personal feel and touch we give every student leaves [them] feeling that they were given V.I.P treatment.”
Thompson has been working at the university for only six months, but the improvements she has made in such little time have been extremely notable. And not only that, she has also enhanced the student admission ambassadors component by preparing them and giving them extra training so they are always up-to-date and know what is happening on campus.
“The student admission ambassadors are critical, to me and to the Office of Admission,” said Thompson. “Part of the reason why it’s a good fit for me in this role, is because I really enjoy building a team environment and helping students to understand their role and value in our office.”
The Campus Visit Coordinator could not be more caring about her Graduate Assistants (GA) and the SAA. Thompson is always making sure that everyone is on track, happy with their work and giving them all of her knowledge, properly preparing them for their future.
“Working with Tierra is a true authentic experience. This is because she comes from a diverse background of work experience,” said Tyler Bean, Office of Admission, GA. “Her positive vibes and making herself known that she is here to support her team goes a long way in having the work environment be supportive, cooperative and a place your voice won’t go unheard.”
Any student on campus who is interested in becoming a student ambassador should contact Thompson or any of the GAs and ambassadors about various hiring events. Thompson says that the Office of Admission is always looking for as much diversity as possible to give the unique one-on-one experience.