Science Recruitment Ambassadors are science are students who have shown an interest and ability to participate in on and off-campus student recruitment activities and special events both in-person and virtually. It is a volunteer position that seeks highly motivated and involved Carleton students.
Science Student Ambassadors assist in the preparation and implementation of a variety of recruitment projects both in-person and virtually.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Assist with Faculty of Science Recruitment Events. There are a variety throughout the year and tasks could include: meeting with prospective students and parents at in-person or virtual recruitment events, answering questions related to your program, and co-leading question and answer periods during unit-specific recruitment talks.
- Answer questions/meet with (virtually or in-person) prospective students outside of recruitment events.
- Act as a leader at on-campus recruitment activities. Including but not limited to Science-related recruitment events.
- Assist the Associate Dean of Retention and Recruitment in the development of new recruitment initiatives and programs targeted at prospective students.
- Assist with the implementation of in-person and virtual departmental and recruitment events such as:
- Open Houses
- Applicant Evenings
- Faculty Events
- Guidance Breakfast
- Virtual Events
Our virtual events usually take place on Microsoft Teams or Instagram Live. Typically, you will meet with the organizer of the event in advance and be asked to attend an online “dress rehearsal.” Given the current situation and public health guidelines most of our events this fall will likely be hosted virtually.
Qualities of a Student Ambassador
- Students should be in Good Standing academically
- Should be reliable and consistent with hours they commit to initially
- Should be organized and reliable with thorough knowledge of Carleton and its programs
- Professional attitude and understand the value of excellent customer service
- The ability to work independently and as a member of a team
- Adherence to ethical standards and respect confidentiality rules
- Outgoing, friendly, and professional
Why should students become Science Recruitment Ambassadors?
As a Science Recruitment Ambassador, you have the ability to connect with prospective students on a personal level. By sharing your Carleton story, you are able to cultivate a sense of excitement, optimism, and opportunity in our future ravens. While our faculty and staff can provide a wealth of useful information about our programs, services, and much more to prospective students, you are able to share your personal experiences and your favourite parts about being a current Carleton student. The benefit of being a Science Recruitment Ambassador includes:
- Seeks meaningful feedback from others
- Seeks the involvement of others
- Works cooperatively with others
- Able to write and speak coherently and effectively
- Delivers presentation or performances
- Acknowledges personal strengths and weaknesses
- Employs critical thinking in problem-solving
- Makes the connection between curricular and experiential learning
- Able to motivate and inspire group members
- Acts in a leadership capacity
- Demonstrates understanding of individual and group dynamics
- *Get involved, Get Recognized! – All student ambassador positions can be recognized by the CCR*
Science Recruitment Ambassador responsibilities can require up to 15-20 hours per semester
If interested email sssc [at] carleton.ca your full name, student number, and program.