CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Program

Spring 2018 SAP Group Photo

Our Program

The Center for Career Development (CCD) and Educational Resource Center (ERC) Student Ambassador Program at Boston University (BU) is a student leadership program that enlists a diverse group of BU undergraduates to support the centers’ efforts to increase student awareness of and engagement with CCD and ERC programs and services.

In addition to helping fellow students, the CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Program provides its members with unique learning opportunities. Ambassadors have access to ongoing academic and career skills training, leadership programming, and mentoring by both the program’s dedicated staff (Student Outreach Coordinator and Student Outreach Manager) and a network of alumni who have gone on to roles in various industries, including government, education, marketing, and healthcare. 

Join Our Team

The application period for 2018-2019 has closed. The next recruitment cycle will take place during Spring 2019. For questions about the CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Program, please contact Student Outreach Coordinator, Lauren Backus at lbackus@bu.edu.

Student Ambassador

Enthusiastic about sharing their understanding of how undergraduates’ academics and career development are integral to the BU experience, ambassadors are challenged to think creatively about engaging peers in academic and career development through team projects and outreach initiatives. These projects and initiatives include managing social media accounts and marketing (i.e., Tumblr, Twitter, graphic design), facilitating presentations and programs for student groups and in classrooms, supporting events (e.g., Career Fairs, Orientations, Open Houses), and designing student-focused programs, among others. As liaisons to the BU community, ambassadors represent the CCD and ERC, helping to keep resources relevant and accessible by fostering a supportive peer-to-peer environment both at the Yawkey Center for Student Services and across campus.

Captains

Individuals who have served as an ambassador for at least two semesters (including fall, spring, and summer terms) are eligible to apply for the captain position. Strong candidates for this role will have extensive knowledge about and experience with the CCD and ERC, exhibit strong leadership skills and willingness to grow, and display passion for the Student Ambassador Program. Captains work closely with the Student Outreach Coordinator to support ambassadors and lead outreach program initiatives. Captains receive advanced training and invaluable project management experience.

A strong candidate is reliable, detail-oriented, creative, collaborative, and able to work independently. They will be able to inspire a sense of community, provide and accept feedback, work on a team, and be a professional representative of the CCD and ERC.

The CCD and ERC seek to build a team balanced in experience, skills, background, and interpersonal strengths in order to meet the wide-ranging needs of the diverse BU student population. Factors include school/college, major, and graduation year, among others. Please note that we welcome and encourage applicants from all BU schools and colleges. 

You might be a good Student Ambassador if…

  • You are looking for an exciting, lively, and unique on-campus job.
  • You have used and benefited from the CCD and/or the ERC’s services.
  • You are an active member of the BU community or want to become an active member.
  • You are looking for a diverse community dedicated to improving the Terrier experience.
  • You are interested in developing your professional and public speaking skills.
  • You are a team player and an active listener.
  • You are interested in event planning, marketing, or outreach.
  • The idea of working with full-time, professional staff excites you.
  1. Must be an undergraduate student in good academic standing.
  2. Must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Must commit to working both semesters in the same academic year.
  4. Must commit to working a minimum of 8-10 hours each week during regular business hours (9:00am-5:00pm); and occasional evening and weekend hours.
  5. Must commit to attending mandatory fall training (Thursday, August 30, 2018 through Saturday, September 1, 2018) and weekly meetings (Fridays, 4:00-5:00pm when classes are in session).

You will be required to copy and paste a “plain text resume” into the application form. As formatting will not translate from Word, we strongly recommend you review the recommendations for electronic resumes in the Center for Career Development Resume Guide. If you need help writing or updating your resume, you may schedule a resume review appointment via your Handshake account.

You will be asked to provide answers to a series of questions. Please allow yourself enough time to craft thoughtful and personal responses. If you would like guidance in drafting your answers, please connect with one of our Writing Fellows in the Educational Resource Center Writing Assistance Program.

You may be asked to supply an academic or professional reference. It is not too early to begin thinking about who would be able to speak to your qualifications.

Candidates will be notified of their application status by April 15 and, if invited to an interview, will be expected to participate in an on-campus interview at the Yawkey Center for Student Services during the final two weeks of April. Please anticipate, prepare, and plan accordingly.

Finally, offers will be extended no later than Monday, May 7, and all future ambassadors will be expected to complete the hiring process before the end of the academic year.