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Brinson Honors College Ambassador Program

What are Brinson Honors College Ambassadors?

Brinson Honors College Ambassadors are dependable, hard-working students who have a positive attitude and a desire to develop leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. They seek to add value and richness to their Brinson Honors College experience. Brinson Honors College Ambassadors:

  • Speak with prospective students, parents, stakeholders, and supporters to provide an informative and positive view of the University and Brinson Honors College experience.
  • Participate in events like Open House days and will serve as host/hostess for scholarship/recognition programs.
  • Assist the Brinson Honors College staff and WCU faculty with programs and events that promote the Brinson Honors College and WCU.
  • May be selected to speak in front of groups about their Honors experiences and the opportunities afforded to students in the Brinson Honors College.
  • Engage in ongoing outreach efforts to new WCU Brinson Honors College-eligible applicants.
  • Pursue personal and professional development through Ambassador training and programming.

MEET OUR CURRENT AMBASSADORS

What are the Roles and Responsibilities of Brinson Honors College Ambassadors?

Ambassadors will enjoy the benefit of attending training and events, many of which will be DegreePlus approved so they can grow in their skills and successfully meet their obligations as Brinson Honors College Ambassadors. Trainings are designed to be fun and to help Ambassadors get out of their comfort zone.

Ambassadors have an average of 3 trainings and events per month. Trainings and meetings are scheduled around your personal schedule that you provide at the time of application.  Since the trainings are accommodating your schedule, if you apply and are accepted, Brinson Honors College will expect you to be available for trainings and events.

Why Become a Brinson Honors College Ambassador?

Being an Ambassador allows you to:

  • Connect with other Honors students at WCU
  • Strengthen your relationship with faculty, staff, students, organizations on campus, and other stakeholders in the community
  • Serve the Brinson Honors College by sharing how your Brinson Honors College experience makes a difference in your life
  • Foster your own leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Receive Ambassador swag!

What are the Qualifications for Being a Brinson Honors College Ambassador?

The qualifications for Brinson Honors College Ambassadors include: freshman, sophomore, junior status; excellent communication skills, a strong interest in helping others, a positive and cheerful disposition, enthusiasm for working with a diverse group of people, a commitment to personal reflection and professional improvement, and status as a Brinson Honors College student in good standing. In addition, students must go through the Ambassador training and attend meetings in order to serve.

To Apply 

NEW Brinson Honors College Ambassador Applicants for the Spring 2021 – Spring 2022 group must apply by November 13th, 2020 by 5 PM with an in-person interview to be scheduled soon after. Brinson Honors College Ambassador application includes:
A. A statement explaining why you’re interest in serving as an Ambassador.
B. A statement about a class that you find particularly engaging or intellectually stimulating and what interests you most about that class.
C. A list of your on-campus activities (clubs, work, etc.) and out of class interests or hobbies.
D. A one-page resume.

All materials must be completed beforehand and uploaded to the following application site:
https://wcu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8wViu7NdrA7Y2DH

CURRENT Brinson Honors College Ambassadors for the Spring 2021 – Spring 2022 group must apply by November 13th, 2020 by 5 PM, no interview required.  Current Ambassadors application materials should address the following (all in ONE document):
A. The training and events that you participated in throughout the previous year and
B. Why you want to serve again (500 word maximum).

All materials above must be completed beforehand and uploaded to the following application site:
https://wcu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8wViu7NdrA7Y2DH

If you have questions, please contact April Tallant at atallant@wcu.edu or Jacob Lowman at jlowman@wcu.edu

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