Career Ambassador Program
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!
What You Can Expect from Us
- 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
What is Involved?
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.
Event Responsibilities & Expectations:
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.
Meetings, Trainings, Professional Development
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
How to Apply
You will need to apply for Career Ambassadors through the posting in Handshake (search "KSU Career Ambassador") during open recruitment periods. You will submit a resume and an application (found in the Career Ambassador posting) directly through Handshake.
Please be sure that you’re available to participate in a selection interview during the posted interview date(s), and that you will be available to attend regular meetings.
Meet Our 2018 Career Ambassadors
Matthew Weese, Political Science
Victoria Pondiscio, Psychology
Courtney Wyatt, Business Management & Biology
India Daniel, Anthropology
Nicolette Rumph, Marketing
Vannel Zeufack, Computer Science
Aleese Ingram, Sport Management
Hunter Ovadia, Computer Science
Kristian Brown, Business Management
Joseph Hamm, Mechatronics Engineering
Samantha Gage-DeLuca, Marketing
Avis Rodgers, Accounting
Matt Upchurch-Butler, Information Technology
Jessica Watkins, Psychology