Exploration Ambassadors

Exploration Ambassadors 

Students exploring majors benefit from a peer contact person who is successful within their declared major, approachable and willing to discuss their experiences openly.  That's where our trained Exploration Ambassadors come in! 

Exploration Ambassadors are trained volunteers who field basic questions from students exploring majors and offer their insights about what it is like to be a student in their declared majors.  In addition to the positive impact Exploration Ambassadors make on other students, they get opportunities for personal and professional growth.  The Exploration Ambassador role is a great addition to a resume.  It highlights academic success, a drive to give back and provides students opportunities to hone important transferable skills that employers seek out when hiring.  Whether you are a faculty member wanting to nominate a student for this important role, or you are a student interested in applying, this page offers you all the information you need to know about the Exploration Ambassador position.

 

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Responsibilities 

  • Respond to student questions within 1-3 business days including summer and winter break

  • Attend a training once per year

  • Read and sign the Mentor Guidelines and Agreements (provided at training)

  • Mentors have the option to attend advising and campus events

  • Make referrals to campus resources as appropriate

 

Requirements

  • Must be a current SCSU student in good academic standing.

  • Must have successfully completed at least one 300-level major course requirement and be actively involved in your academic major/department by the end of the spring in which you apply.

  • For students in majors with internal application processes and GPA requirements above a 2.0, candidates must be meeting all grade/gpa requirements for their major and be fully accepted into the major

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All faculty and staff who work closely with students are invited to nominate a student to become an Exploration Ambassador as long as the nominee meets the below requirements.  Exploration Ambassadors are trained volunteers who must be reliable and motivated to offer their time and energy to help other students. We rely heavily on faculty and staff to nominate students who would make great peer connections for students exploring majors.   We make every effort to hire all students nominated on behalf of an academic departments (except in very rare circumstances).  After a nomination is submitted the student receives an email confirming the nomination and asking the student to complete the Exploration Ambassador Application to move forward in the hiring process

Please briefly review the below requirements before submitting your nomination.

Due date for nominations:  January 31st

Requirements

  • Must be a current SCSU student in good academic standing.

  • Must have successfully completed at least one 300-level major course requirement and be actively involved in your academic major/department

  • For students in majors with internal application processes and GPA requirements above a 2.0, candidates must be meeting all grade/gpa requirements for their major and be fully accepted into the major

 

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