Welcome and thank you for your interest in working with SUNY!
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States, educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs on 64 campuses with nearly 3 million alumni around the globe. SUNY offers an extensive range of academic programs including engineering, business, literature, art, medicine, agriculture, education, performing arts, human services and many more. The impact of international students at SUNY is profound. Their presence qualitatively improves the academic experience for domestic students at SUNY and improves the research capacities of campuses. As part of Chancellor Zimpher’s strategic vision to diversify SUNY campuses, the university intends to utilize its agency recruiting channel to increase international enrollment.
Agency partnership is one of the key strategies to increase international student enrollment and diversify SUNY campuses. SUNY seeks to establish an extensive network of agencies around the world through a cyclical contracting process. We have recently begun a new, centralized approach to agency relations whereby all our contracts are centralized through SUNY’s Office of International Recruitment. Given that SUNY is a state agency, there is a required procurement process that agents must go through in order to contract services. The procurement process requires the submission of a response to a call for proposals which asks for information like: mission of the company, knowledge of SUNY, background of the Directors or Owners, locations of offices, etc. For more information on how to apply to become a SUNY approved agent, see the Request For Proposals (RFP) below. Please note that the deadline for this RFP has passed. It only serves the purpose of illustrating what an RFP will typically look like, and the next RFP may be different from this one. The next RFP will be released in the spring of 2013.http://www.airc-education.org/.
A committee of representatives reads and evaluates agent RFP submissions. Agents are selected based upon strong submissions that include all required documentation.
Once an agent has been selected, one central contract is initiated with the agent that covers all opt-in campuses.
The steps to becoming an authorized SUNY recruitment representative are outlined below:
Advantages of being a SUNY Authorized Recruitment Partner:
If you wish to be added to our list of prospective agents to be notified when the next RFP is released, please contact Kirsten L. Feddersen, Manager of International Recruitment and Agency Operations.