Advance your communications skills and professional development as a student ambassador. This program allows you to participate in community service projects as part of a group, as well as help departments around the College complete projects and host events.
Student Ambassadors assist Community College of Philadelphia’s administration and staff with a variety of College activities under the direction of the Office of Student Life. They work primarily with the Office of the President, Division of Academic and Student Success, Division of Marketing and Government Relations, and Office of Admissions.
- This is a 9-month (fall and spring semesters) student position.
- Ambassadors are required to serve a minimum of 70 hours each semester.
Examples of Student Ambassador duties might include:
- Accompany a recruitment coordinator to Philadelphia high schools and community agencies, as well as assist with College open houses, career days and orientations.
- Assist with the assembling and/or distribution of recruitment materials, such as College brochures and applications, at events such as college fairs, career days, expos, etc.
- Assist with the registration of guests attending Community College of Philadelphia events.
- Conduct campus tours for guests and prospective students.
- Accompany guests and prospective students on classroom and laboratory visitations.
- Participate in telemarketing activities.
- Serve as host for selected Community College of Philadelphia events.
- Mandatory activities include New Student Orientation events at the Main Campus and Regional Centers during the fall and spring semesters.
Examples of service opportunities might include:
- Orientation activities
- Registration activities
- President’s forums
- Events sponsored by the Office of the President
- Commencement (held annually in May)
- Lobby Day (held annually in Harrisburg, PA)
- Candidates forum*
* This is an activity that will only be scheduled when there is an open faculty or staff position at the College that requires the job candidates to hold a student forum, for example, the search for a new College vice president.
- $1,000.00 stipend per semester (pre-tax) upon completion of requirements. (Note: this amount may be adjusted to accommodate non-citizen’s tax liability status.)
- Receipt of an engraved name badge, formal blue blazer with a removable embroidered Ambassador badge and an informal polo shirt. Gold metal name badges are to be worn at each service event, and it is the responsibility of the student to dry clean the blazer as needed. Students are allowed to keep the blazers and shirts after completing two semesters in program.
- Certificate of completion of service at the end of the year.
- Great networking opportunities.
- Access to a wealth of College information.
Criteria for Ambassador Program Applicants:
- A minimum GPA of (3.0) and full-time student status. Students must also maintain the required GPA as long as they are serving as ambassadors.
- A minimum of an academic year (fall and spring) completed at Community College of Philadelphia.
- Ability to attend training workshops and meetings prior to classes beginning in the fall.
- Willingness to demonstrate a commitment to community service projects.
- Strong communication and leadership qualities.
- Effective public speaking abilities in English.
- Enthusiastic and positive personality.
- A sincere desire to represent Community College of Philadelphia
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Ability and willingness to assist and work with others.
- Must be a team player.
- Maintain professional conduct when representing the College.
- Open to new and exciting ideas.
How to Apply
In order to be considered for the Student Ambassador program, you must submit the following:
- A completed application form.
- Two recommendation forms from staff and/or faculty.
- A letter of interest describing what qualities you have to offer the Ambassador program, as well as how you feel the program will enhance your life.
Finalists must meet with the selection committee for an interview.
For more information about the program and to apply, please contact the Student Leadership and Involvement Center, S1-12, at 215.751.8162.