Why Participate?

Becoming a Career Ambassador allows you to get a head start on preparing yourself for life after graduation while serving a department that truly cares about your career success!

Our Career Ambassadors will have the opportunity to assist us in hosting dozens of small scale and large scale events and meet employers to learn more about their needs and opportunities. They will also help outreach to students about how the Department of Career Planning and Development can help them achieve success at KSU and beyond! 

    • Priority selection in Job Shadow program
    • Early entrance into all Job and Internship Fairs
    • Free entry to Etiquette Dinner
    • Free entry to Student Professional Development Conference
    • Experience in professional, but genuine networking with employers and staff
    • Mentorships with employers and staff
    • Giveaways, t-shirts, and so much more!
    • Respect you as a student and key member of our team
    • Assist you in developing personally and professionally
    • Support you in your goals and career interests
    • Encourage you to share ideas with the other Career Ambassadors and staf
  • Successful Career Ambassadors may be invited to return for subsequent semesters by earning at least 80 points based on their participation in activities with points assigned in the breakdown listed below. Career Ambassadors have the potential to earn 100 points.

    Career Ambassadors may earn points for assisting our office in executing some or all of the following events: Info tables, Industry Exploration Nights, Tent Events, Career Readiness Day, Workshops, Job and Internship Fairs, and more. Career Ambassadors can assist with social media engagement by sharing, liking, or commenting on Instagram or Twitter posts, Having a faculty member post a DCPD event on their class’s D2L page, Successfully referring students to events and career advising appointments, Meeting individually with staff members in order to work on career planning and professional development, Sharing jobs from Handshake via email, Attending workshops hosted by DCPD, Participating in Job Shadow program, Submitting newsletter articles for Parent and Family Programs, Finding and sharing career related articles with Career Ambassador team.

  • Responsibilities vary per event, but some may include recruiting students to attend, assisting with set-up and/or breakdown, contributing to planning and execution of events, etc.

    Expectations include: arriving on time to committed events, maintaining a professional and team-oriented attitude while working events, keeping lines of communication open with co-Career Ambassadors and staff. 

  • There will be bi-weekly professional development opportunities and trainings for Career Ambassadors. In order to participate in the Career Ambassador program, we ask that students are available on the following dates:

    • Interview Day: August 9th OR August 10th
    • Retreat & Orientation Meeting: August 24th 1PM-5PM
    • Bi-Weekly Meetings: September 7th 1PM-3PM, September 21st 1PM-3PM, October 5th 1PM-3PM, October 19th 1PM-3PM, November 2nd 1PM-3PM, November 16th 1PM-3PM, November 30th 1PM-3PM
  • To apply to be a Career Ambassador, please follow the link on this page when it becomes available.

    Please be sure that you’re available to participate in a selection interview.

 

Meet Our 2018 Career Ambassadors

 
    • 3

      Matthew Weese

      Class: Sophomore

      Major: Political Science

      Other Involvement:

      • Director of External Affairs (SGA)
      • KSU's Political Science Club
       
      • Victoria Pondiscio

        Victoria Pondiscio

        Class: Sophomore

        Major: Psychology Major

        Other Involvement:

        • Children's Swim Instructor
        • Volunteer at Best Friends Pet Adoption Center
         
         
        • Courtney Wyatt

          Courtney Wyatt

          Class: Senior

          Major: Business Management/Biology

          Other Involvement:

          • College Girls Rock
          • India Daniel

            India Daniel

            Class: Junior

            Major: Anthropology Major 

            Other Involvement:

            • Engaged Owl Leaders
            • Global Leadership Exchange
            • Ladies of Distinction
            • Engaged Owl Fellows
            • Gardening Owl
            • Student Anthropology Club
            • Undergraduate Research Club
            • Honors Ambassador
            • Odyssey Peer Mentor
            • Nicolette Rumph

              Nicolette Rumph

              Class: Senior

              Major: Marketing Major

              Other Involvement:

              • Ladies of Distinction
              • T.R.U.S.T.
              • Zoe Safe House: In Her Heels Program
              • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
              • Vannel Zeufack

                Vannel Zeufack

                Class: Senior

                Major: Computer Science 

                Other Involvement:

                • International Student Association
                • Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program
                • Aleese Ingram

                  Aleese Ingram

                  Class: Sophomore

                  Major: Sport Management

                  Other Involvement:

                  • Girl Scouts
                  • Hunter Ovadia

                    Hunter Ovadia

                    Class: Freshman

                    Major: Computer Science

                    Other Involvement:

                    • Future Business Leaders of America
                    • Kristian Brown

                      Kristian Brown

                      Class: Sophomore

                      Major: Business Management

                      Other Involvement:

                      • Thrive Leadership Program
                      • Engaged Owl Leaders
                      • Hip Hop and Street Jazz Dance Club
                      • Disney Club
                      • 1

                        Joseph Hamm

                        Class: Senior

                        Major: Mechatronics Engineering

                        Other Involvement:

                        • Senator for Student Veterans (SGA)
                        • Samantha Gage-DeLuca

                          Samantha Gage-DeLuca

                          Class: Sophomore

                          Major: Marketing

                          Other Involvement:

                          • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
                          • Orientation Leader
                          • Honors Program
                          • Legacy Peer Mentor Program
                          • Kids3 Campus Tour Guide
                          • Avis Rodgers

                            Avis Rodgers

                            Class: Junior

                            Major: Accounting

                            Other Involvement:

                            • Flight Institute
                            • Thrive Leadership Program
                            • National Association of Black Accountants
                            • Beta Alpha Psi
                            • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
                            • Matt Upchurch-Butler

                              Matt Upchurch-Butler

                              Class: Senior

                              Major: Information Technology 

                              Other Involvement:

                              • Odyssey Peer Mentoring Program
                              • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computing Honor Society
                              • Association of Information Technology Professionals
                              • Jessica Watkins

                                Jessica Watkins

                                Class: Junior

                                Major: Psychology Major

                                Other Involvement:

                                • Student Athlete Advisory Committee
                                • Psi Chi Honors Society
                                • Mountain Movers
                                • College Girls Rock
                                • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
                                • Council on Undergraduate Research
                               
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