*Please check back in spring 2018 for the next round of applications*
About the College Ambassador Program:
Ambassadors are undergraduate students majoring in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) and the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture (RHSA) that assume a position of leadership within the college. The College Ambassador program is founded on three pillars: leadership, recruitment, and service. Students in the program receive leadership training through a course for academic credit, and receive hands-on leadership experience through recruitment and service activities outside of class. These activities can include serving as a tour guide, providing recruitment presentations to local high schools, assisting with College activities, and participating in alumni events. Ambassadors also have a voice with CAHNR administration by providing input and contributing to discussions regarding issues that impact students in CAHNR and RHSA.
Why Should I Apply to be a College Ambassador:
The College Ambassador position provides students opportunities for networking, professional development, public speaking, teamwork and leadership skills. College Ambassadors receive one academic credit per semester, to highlight their leadership experiences on their academic transcript. In the course, students will learn leadership development theory, and be able to develop a personalized leadership development plan.
*Students are enrolled in AGNR 3600 (1 credit) Leadership in Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources I for fall semester, and AGNR 3610 (1 credit) Leadership in Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources II for spring semester.
- Undergraduate student enrolled in CAHNR/RHSA
- Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
- Have a minimum of 2 semesters remaining at the time of application
- Be enthusiastic about representing all majors/programs in the College
- Be willing to meet minimum expectations (see below)
Ambassadors are required to fulfill the following minimum expectations during the academic year:
- Full day Orientation on the Friday before classes start
- Register and attend class at the scheduled time (bi-weekly during the semester)
- Assignments for the class include completing one service activity and one recruitment activity per semester, as well as written assignments
Qualified students are invited for an in-person interview. The number of students accepted into the program is dependent on the number of seats available in the course.
Please check back halfway through spring semester for a detailed timeline.
How to Apply:
Interested students are asked to complete an online application that includes the following items:
- Basic demographic information
- Academic information
- Short answers
- Resume (pdf format only)