The selection process has three stages: application, social, and interview. As an applicant moves through each stage, the Blue Coats selection committee will make recommendations to the adviser about the applicant’s ability to serve the University of West Georgia through Blue Coats. Below is a breakdown of each stage in the process.  Click on a stage below to find out more information.

  • Application
    Application

    The application portion of the selection process is to provide the committee with an initial understanding of how the applicant can serve the Division of University Advancement and the university as a whole. The application process has three distinct parts. It is recommended that these steps are done in order to prevent confusion.

    1. Electronic Application Form – Once you click “Save and Continue” below you will be taken through a series of questions. Please answer all questions to the best of your ability.

      Resume – At the end of the application form there will be a large text block to copy and paste your resume highlighting your awards, achievements, and leadership experiences during your time at UWG. If you would rather send your resume via email, you may do so to bluecoats@westga.edu.

    2. Essay Response - At the end of the application form, you will have the opportunity to attach a response to the following essay question:

      "In this response, you are to address the university's alumni and donors on what drives your commitment and passion to UWG. Express and share your story and why you would like to be a Blue Coat. Explain what skills and values you can bring to the Blue Coats. As you answer this, please keep in mind the qualities of a Blue Coat: well-intentioned, visible service and leadership, and best suited for the purpose."

      Response format: A minimum of one (1) page, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman or Calibri font, 1" margins all around.

    3. Two Letters of Recommendation – Recommendation letters must be submitted directly from the author of the letters. Recommendation letters may be submitted by one of the following methods.

      Email (preferred) – Directly to bluecoats@westga.edu
      Campus Mail – Sent to the Alumni House, ATTN: Kevin Hemphill
      Snail Mail – University of West Georgia, Alumni House, ATTN: Kevin Hemphill, 1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118

    Decision letters denoting if an applicant moves forward in the process, or not, will be emailed according to the schedule.

  • Socials
    Socials

    Continuing applicants are required to attend a social. This allows the current Blue Coats, University Advancement staff, and the leadership of the division's volunteer groups to become familiar with applicants in a relaxed, social setting. At the socials, it is important to be yourself. The organization is unique because of its diverse leaders, with different personalities and different leadership experiences. After the socials have been completed, the selection committee will determine the second cut.

    Decision letters denoting if an applicant moves forward in the process, or not, will be emailed according to the schedule.

  • Interview
    Interview

    The interview stage is the selection committee’s opportunity to have personal time to learn more about the remaining applicants. The panel will ask questions to help determine an applicant’s ability to interact with the university’s top alumni and friends and the desire to serve the Division of the University Advancement and the Blue Coats. Interviews should not last more than 25 minutes.

    Final decision letters will be available for pickup at the Alumni House according to the schedule below.

  • 2016-2017 Selection Schedule
    2016-2017 Selection Schedule

    November 9, 8:00 a.m.

    Application form is live online.

    December 9

     

    All application materials due by 5:00pm ET

    • The electronic application form, the essay response, and the two (2) letters of recommendation must be received by this date and time.

    Week of January 16

     Social invites sent out.

    January 31 & February 1

     Applicant Socials, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

    • Applicants will choose to attend one of the two socials at the Campus Center Ballroom 108.4.

    February 10

     Post social decisions/invites for individual interviews sent by email.

    February 16-17

     Individual Applicant Interviews

    • Remaining applicants will schedule interviews to be held during this time period at the Alumni House.

    February 20

     Final decision communication will be sent.

    • November 9, 8:00 a.m.


      Application form is live online.


    • December 9

       


      All application materials due by 5:00pm ET

      • The electronic application form, the essay response, and the two (2) letters of recommendation must be received by this date and time.

    • Week of January 16


       Social invites sent out.


    • January 31 & February 1


       Applicant Socials, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

      • Applicants will choose to attend one of the two socials at the Campus Center Ballroom 108.4.

    • February 10


       Post social decisions/invites for individual interviews sent by email.


    • February 16-17


       Individual Applicant Interviews

      • Remaining applicants will schedule interviews to be held during this time period at the Alumni House.

    • February 20


       Final decision communication will be sent.


  • Contact
    For Information, Contact:

    Kevin Hemphill, Adviser
    khemphil@westga.edu
    (678) 839-6582