Career Ambassador Program

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
  • 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 2019 Career Ambassadors

    • K Brown

      Kristian Brown

      Sophomore

      Business Management Major

      Other Involvement:

      • Thrive Leadership Program
      • KSU Disney Club
      • Vendetta Show Choir
       
      • D Conde

        Diana Conde

        Junior

        Finance Major, Marketing Minor

        Other Involvement:

        • International Student Association
        • Association of Latino Professionals for America
        • Beta Gamma Sigma
         
        • I Daniel

          India Daniel

          Junior

          Anthropology Major, African & African Diaspora Studies Minor

          Other Involvement:

          • Ladies of Distinction
          • Engaged Owl Fellows
          • Gardening Owl
          • Student Anthropology Club
          • Undergraduate Research Club
           
          • S Gage

            Samantha Gage-DeLuca

            Sophomore

            Marketing Major

            Other Involvement:

            • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
            • Orientation Leader
            • Honors Program
            • Parent and Family Ambassador
             
            • L Goodrum

              Lauren Goodrum

              Sophomore

              Accounting Major

              Other Involvement:

              • National Association of Black Accountants
              • Ladies of Distinction
              • KSU Phonathon
               
              • M Hawes

                Megan Hawes

                Sophomore

                Modern Language & Culture Major

                Other Involvement:

                • Spanish Club
                • International Club
                • SkillsUSA Competition for Flight Operations
                 
                • B Jerkovic

                  Boris Jerkovic

                  Senior

                  Electrical Engineering Major, Mechatronics Engineering Minor

                  Other Involvement:

                  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
                  • John O. Moseley Leadership Institute
                   
                  • D Mabry

                    Destiny Mabry

                    Sophomore

                    Electrical Engineering Major

                    Other Involvement:

                    • Women in Technology
                    • National Society of Black Engineers
                    • Society of Women Engineers
                    • Ladies of Distinction
                    • KSU Disney Club
                    • KSU Council of Negro Women
                    • African American Student Alliance
                     
                    • V Pondisco

                      Victoria Pondiscio

                      Sophomore

                      Psychology Major

                      Other Involvement:

                      • Children's Swim Instructor
                      • Volunteer at Best Friends Pet Adoption Center
                       
                      • M Strong

                        Michael Strong

                        Senior

                        Mechanical Engineering Technology Major

                        Other Involvement:

                        • National Society of Black Engineers
                        • Phi Beta Sigma
                         
                        • J Watkins

                          Jessica Watkins

                          Junior

                          Psychology Major, Management Minor

                          Other Involvement:

                          • Student Government Association – Honors College Senator
                          • Student Athlete Advisory Committee
                          • Psi Chi Honors Society
                          • KSU Women's Track and Field

                           

                           
                          • C SWyatt

                            Courtney Wyatt

                            Senior

                            Business Management/Biology Major

                            Other Involvement:

                            • College Girls Rock
                            • American Medical Student Association
                            • KSU Odyssey Peer Mentoring
                             
                            • Matthew Weese, Sophomore, Political Science
                            • Victoria Pondiscio, Sophomore, Psychology 
                            • Courtney Wyatt, Senior, Business Management & Biology
                            • India Daniel, Junior, Anthropology
                            • Nicolette Rumph, Senior, Marketing
                            • Vannel Zeufack, Senior, Computer Science
                            • Aleese Ingram, Sophomore, Sport Management
                            • Hunter Ovadia, Freshman, Computer Science
                            • Kristian Brown, Sophomore, Business Management
                            • Joseph Hamm, Senior, Mechatronics Engineering
                            • Samantha Gage-DeLuca, Sophomore, Marketing
                            • Avis Rodgers, Junior, Accounting
                            • Matt Upchurch-Butler, Senior, Information Technology
                            • Jessica Watkins, Junior, Psychology
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