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Student Ambassador Information

    

CAH Student Ambassador

 

 

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Vision - Mission Statement

College of Arts and Humanities' Student Ambassadors are a dynamic team of student leaders committed to promoting the College of Arts and Humanities, as well as Central Washington University, to prospective students and their families, current students, alumni, and the surrounding communities.  Ambassadors create a positive first and lasting impression, thus supporting and enhancing the reputation of the college and university.

Student Ambassador Position Overview

CAH Student Ambassadors are a group of committed student leaders selected to serve as representatives of the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH). Student Ambassadors will be trained in basic interpersonal and group communication skills, group facilitation skills, and leadership development. In addition, Student Ambassadors will be trained in many aspects of the university community to assure that they are confident in answering the many varied questions that new students and their families will have about CWU.

Various Functions Include:

1. Commitment to fulfilling the expectations of the role, 30 service hours per quarter, on average 3 hours per week (including participation in at least one scheduled tour through the Visitation Program, each week), beyond the required weekly meetings.

2. Attend training meetings held weekly on Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. (Schedule subject to change based upon Ambassador's class schedules)

3. Customized outreach to prospective and admitted student populations.

4. Promotion of CAH and CWU as a whole.

5. Participation in campus/collegiate visits, events, and activities as requested.

(This could include participation on student panels, coordinate events or activities, guide tours or escort guest, mingling with prospective families and participate in recruitment events on/off campus, etc.)

6. Serve in an active leadership role on various Ambassador committees including the Deans Student Advisory Council.

7. Attend one-on-one meeting with CAH Student Ambassador Adviser each quarter.

Student Ambassadors should take any issues or concerns that arise to the Advisor.

Requirements

The Student Ambassador Program gives a select group of students the opportunity to represent the College of Arts and Humanities throughout the academic year both on-campus and in the community. Student Ambassadors gain valuable work experience by improving leadership and communication skills and by working with people from diverse backgrounds.

Applicants for the Student Ambassador position must meet these requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours each quarter
  • Maintain a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA each quarter
  • Be available to work 30 hours per quarter, in addition to regular meetings
  • Be available to work some weekend and evening  events
  • Attend required leadership training workshops

Skills Needed:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to arrive on time to all commitments
  • Good organizational skills
  • Positive attitude
  • You must constantly check your CWU email and other forms of communication to stay up to date on what is happening.

Expectations of Ambassadors at Events and Activity

Attending CAH events and activities is a significant part of a CAH Student Ambassador's job description Every Student Ambassador should make a conscious effort to engage with families, guests, visitors, etc.

  •  Introduce. During an introduction, present yourself to the group with your name, hometown, major, year in school, and a fun fact about you (if time permits).
  • Mingle. How do I mingle? You will learn and be expected to mix and associate with families, students, teachers, alumni, faculty, and staff.
  • Engage. When you are working at a CAH event, remember that you are not there to socialize with other Student Ambassadors but to engage with prospective student guests and their family members.
  • Assist. Check in with the guests. Make sure they know where they are going and what they can expect next. If they appear lost or confused, approach them and offer some assistance.
  • Connect. It is import to connect with the guest. For some visitors, it will be their first time on a college campus, so try your best to make them feel at ease. Ask guests where they are from, what are they interested in studying/learning, their hobbies, or how their current year in school is progressing? Be personable and friendly.
  • Present. Ambassadors are required to wear their clean and pressed CAH attire and Name Tag, as well as their own black dress pants or knee-length skirt and professional looking shoes at each tour and/or event.

Tours and/or Escorting Groups

CAH Student Ambassadors are called on by the Office of Admissions to support regularly scheduled daily tour as well as large tour days; proper training will be made available. Student Ambassadors should arrive for tours and events 10 minutes prior to the start of the assignment.

Alumni Mentorship Program

Student Ambassadors will collaborate with CAH Alumni Relations Coordinator and CWU Alumni & Constituent Relations to support the CAH Alumni Mentoring Program in the following ways:

  • Support CAH Alumni Day, CAH Alumni Arts Weekend, and CAH Alumni Humanities Night by providing program support at the events, developing and supporting positive relations with alumni on behalf of the college and contributing to a positive experience for returning CAH alumni.
  • Support CAH Alumni Mentoring Program through program promotion to students during various student recruitment events throughout the year. CAH Student Ambassadors are strongly encouraged to participate in the CAH Alumni Mentoring Program through a mentoring partnership.
  • Support CAH Speaker Series by providing program support at the events, developing and supporting positive relations with alumni on behalf of the college, contributing to a positive experience for returning CAH alumni and encouraging students to develop relationships with alumni through event attendance.

Wildcat Welcome Weekend

The fall kick-off event to welcome all incoming first-year and transfer students. Wildcat Welcome Weekend is an on-campus program designed to complement students' orientation experience, provide opportunities to enhance the academic and personal success, and provide an edge in starting college.

Ambassador Duties: Help with set up/take down. Participate as an usher or escort, a building captain, room host, or a runner. Make faculty introductions.

Student Telephone Outreaches

CAH students participate in telephone outreach by introducing themselves to admitted students, building connections to CAH, and encouraging participation in Wildcat Welcome Weekend, Rolling Out the Red Carpet events, etc.

Ambassador Duties: Participate in making calls, facilitate and/or support facilitator at a training session.

College of Arts and Humanities Recruitment Events

These events target potential and admitted CAH students and their families at the college and department levels. They provide the opportunity to meet deans, faculty, current CAH students, advisors, staff, alumni. Informative sessions on housing, financial aid, student experience, etc. These events build connections and a sense of community for CAH and encourage confirmation of enrollment if the student has not done so already.

Ambassador Duties: Support preparations leading up to an event. Lead training on student panels, volunteer duties, etc. Act as a moderator or participate in student panels.  Check-in families via an online database. Act as building captain or room host. Help set-up and take-down.  Meet the needs of families while positively promoting the College of Arts and Humanities.  Other duties as assigned.

Commencement

The College of Arts and Humanities participates in events surrounding commencement ceremonies for graduating students in June. The event celebrates the achievements of our students and showcases students, outstanding faculty.

Ambassador Duties: Help with set-up and take-down, and be available to address student and guest questions and concerns.

Other Duties as Assigned

The College of Arts and Humanities holds events all year long to which you may be invited as a College of Arts and Humanities Student Ambassador. These may be one-time-only events or may be new initiatives. Be ready and be flexible!

Ambassador Duties: Will be determined and provided at the time of each event by the event coordinator.

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