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SEBS Ambassador Program

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The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) Ambassador Program is a group of leaders who are dedicated to welcoming and introducing new and prospective students to university life. Their purpose is to interact with prospective students and their family/friends, share information about the various programs and student services available at our school, and build a community based on peer support and SEBS traditions.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are a selective group of current students, within the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS), who volunteer and work under the direction of the Office of Academic Programs and share their time and experience with prospective students, parents and other university guests to facilitate and enhance student recruitment for Rutgers University. Ambassadors bring a deeper understanding of the university to prospective students, parents, counselors, and other visitors by sharing their experience and insider's perspective of being a student at Rutgers. There are both paid and volunteer opportunities available within the ambassador program. We welcome students to apply into all or any one of the opportunities outlined below.

Tour Guide Ambassadors

Tour Guide Ambassadors are a select group of students who host groups which include, but are not limited to, prospective students and their parents, university partners, alumni, and community organizations. Tour Guides are responsible for representing the Office of Academic Programs, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University and its history, opportunities, attributes, benefits, and service when welcoming and hosting visitors.

Spend-a-Day Ambassadors

Spend-a-Day Ambassadors volunteer to host a future Scarlet Knight who will shadow them in class to learn first-hand what it's like to be a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences student. Highlights from the day will include attending a Rutgers class, connecting with student leaders, eating in the dining halls, meeting with our world-class professors, and touring our beautiful campus and residence halls.

Outreach Ambassadors

Recruitment Ambassadors are a select group of current student volunteers who assist with admissions, enrollment, advising, and yield events and other special programming directed through the Office of Academic Programs. Recruitment Ambassadors provide information to domestic, international, and out-of-state students about their experiences, academic life, and opportunities and resources available at Rutgers. They also assist students transition to Rutgers and SEBS.

*Mandatory for all SEBS Ambassadors. Other programs above will have set minimums which we will explain during training.

Qualifications

  1. Students who are interested in becoming a member of the Office of Academic Programs Ambassador program should demonstrate dedication, enthusiasm, good communication skills, commitment, dependability, responsibility, respect for self and for others, leadership skills, strong academic merit, and Rutgers pride.
  2. Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of a 2.8 or better.
  3. SEBS Ambassadors must be able to walk around campus, stand for extended periods of time, lift around 20-30 lbs, and assist with set-up and breakdown of recruitment events.
  4. Volunteers are required to commit a total of 20-hours per semester.
  5. Tour Guides are expected to conduct a minimum of 5 tours per semester.
  6. Ambassadors must commit to full participation through the fall of 2020.
  7. Ambassadors must be enrolled as a full-time student (12 credit hours minimum) at Rutgers University and the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
  8. Sign and adhere to a contract outlining responsibilities
  9. Attend mandatory training as listed on the responsibilities contract and the application.
  10. Participate in other Office of Academic Programs which include, but are not limited to:
    • Fall Open House*
    • Admitted Student Open House*
    • Responsible Drinking Happy Hour Events
    • Ag Field Day – Rutgers Day
    • World Food Prize
    • High School Visits
    • International Student Orientation
    • Commencement
    • Baccalaureate Ceremony