College Ambassador Application

The 2019-2020 Application is HERE!

About the College Ambassador Program:

College Ambassadors are undergraduate students majoring in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR) and the Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture (RHSA). The program is founded on three pillars: leadership, recruitment, and service. Students in the program receive leadership training through a two-semester course sequence 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 like Open House and Career Night, and participating in alumni events. Ambassadors also have a voice with CAHNR administration by serving on selected committees and contributing a project designed to have a lasting impact for students in CAHNR and RHSA.

Why Should I Apply to be a College Ambassador:

The College Ambassador position provides students opportunities for 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 be able to develop a personalized leadership development plan (Fall) and work in project teams to envision and implement their legacy to future CAHNR undergraduates.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student enrolled in CAHNR/RHSA
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Have a minimum of two 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)

Minimum Expectations:

Ambassadors are required to fulfill the following minimum expectations during the academic year:

  • Half day Orientation on the Friday before classes start (August 23, 2019)
  • Half day Training on the Monday before classes start (January 20, 2020)
  • Register for and actively participate in class for the entire academic year (2019-2020)
    • AGNR 3600 (1 credit): Fall
    • AGNR 3610 (1 credit): Spring
  • Complete 2-3 service/recruitment activities per semester
  • Contribute to the Ambassador Blog

Application Timeline:

  • Application Open (January 22 – March 11)
  • Application Due (March 11 by midnight)
  • Qualified candidates will be invited to an in-person interview (March 25-28)
  • Notification of candidates accepted into the program (March 29)
  • Candidate intent letter due (April 8)

How to Apply:

Interested students are asked to complete the online application that includes the following items:

  • Basic demographic information
  • Academic information
  • Short answers
  • Resume (pdf format only)