Honors College Ambassadors will…
Ambassadors will be provided training and meetings so that they can be as successful as possible in meeting their obligations. Ambassadors are expected to attend 75% of all trainings and meetings (occur an average of one per month). The trainings and meetings will provide updates and information to assure that Ambassadors are well-informed about the Honors College and its programs and opportunities. In addition to training, Ambassadors will also be expected to volunteer at least three times per semester.
By developing a cadre of Ambassadors, the Honors College will be able to call on individuals at a time and/or date that suits their schedule; the Honors College will not place an undue burden on your schedule or your time. However, if you apply and are accepted, the Honors College will expect you to be available periodically throughout the year. A students’ reappointment as an Ambassador will be considered by the Honors College faculty and staff at the end of the academic year (there are no automatic reappointments) so that each student can make a decision about on-going participation.
Has the Honors College experience been important to you in your time at WCU? Did it help you to make the decision to come to WCU? Would you be interested in talking with program supporters about the difference they have made in your education by supporting the Honors College? This is your opportunity to give back and pay it forward in helping the Honors College grow and thrive in the future!
Ambassadors serve as unpaid volunteers, however, there are many perks to the position – including adding it as a line on your resume! Being an ambassador will allow you to connect with other Honors students at WCU and strengthen your relationship with faculty, staff, students, organizations on campus, and other stakeholders in the community. You will gain valuable communication and leadership skills in the ambassador program.
The qualifications for Honors College Ambassadors include: freshman, sophomore, junior status; excellent communication skills, a strong interest in helping others, a positive and cheerful disposition, enthusiasm for working with a diverse group of people, a commitment to personal reflection and professional improvement, and status as an Honors College student in good standing. In addition, students must go through the ambassador training and attend meetings in order to serve. If you apply and are accepted, the Honors College will expect you to be available periodically throughout the year. Typically, an Honors College Ambassador should be able to volunteer for 1 or 2 events per month, or roughly 2 to 4 hours per month, beyond the training programs.
NEW OPPORTUNITY! For CURRENT Honors College Ambassadors
Honors Students who have served as ambassadors for one or more years are eligible to apply for a Lead Ambassador position. This position will assist the ambassador coordinator and act as a liaison between the Honors faculty and student ambassadors. Lead Ambassadors will use their experience to help and encourage student ambassadors and act as a resource for general questions or concerns about the program. The Lead Ambassador will also provide input on the training calendar regarding what topics should be covered in training to provide ambassadors with the best possible skill set to fit their responsibilities.
CURRENT Honors College Ambassadors must apply by September 17th 5 PM, no interview required. Decision to be made by September 24. Current Ambassadors application materials should address all of the following (all in ONE document):
How do I apply?
All materials above must be completed beforehand and uploaded in order to fill out and submit the application.
NEW Honors College Ambassador Applicants must apply by September 17th, 5 PM with in-person interview to be scheduled the following two weeks.
Your application includes:
How do I apply?
Follow the link below to access the online application. The online portion should take 5-10 minutes and is used as a place for application materials to be submitted. All materials must be completed beforehand and uploaded in order to fill out and submit the application.
What Happens After I Apply?
The cadre of Ambassadors will be chosen based on the goal of providing a diverse cohort of student ambassadors representing a wide-range of interests, experiences, and perspectives across WCU and the Honors College. All CURRENT Honors College Ambassadors who are selected will be notified via catamount email. NEW Honors College Ambassador Applicants will apply and be contacted to schedule an in-person interview. Decisions will be made by the end of September.
The Honors College
Western Carolina University
101 Balsam Hall
Cullowhee NC 28723