CCD-ERC Student Ambassador Program
The Center for Career Development (CCD) and Educational Resource Center (ERC) Student Ambassador Program at Boston University is a peer education and outreach program that enlists a diverse group of undergraduates to support the centers’ efforts to increase student awareness of and engagement with CCD and ERC programs and resources.
CCD-ERC Student Ambassadors have the opportunity to help fellow Terriers develop academic success strategies and career development skills. Additionally, ambassadors have access to professional development, leadership programs, team building, and staff mentors. Meet the current ambassadors!
Join Our Team
Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open! The priority deadline is Tuesday, February 28th and the final deadline is Sunday, March 12th. We encourage interested applicants to attend a Student Ambassador Program Information Session on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM in the Yawkey Center for Student Services, Room 101.
To be eligible to apply, you must be a full-time undergraduate student; graduate student applications cannot be considered. Work-study funding is welcome, but not required. Questions? Contact Sarah Bickford, Peer Engagement Coordinator, at email@example.com or Colby Sim, Peer Engagement Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enthusiastic about sharing their understanding of how 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 social media and marketing efforts, presentations for student groups and classes, event participation and support, and program development, 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.
Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week
Current Pay Rate: $16.50 per hour
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 Peer Engagement Coordinator to support ambassadors and lead outreach and program initiatives. Captains receive advanced training and invaluable project management experience.
Time Commitment: 11-15 hours per week
Current Pay Rate: $16.75 per hour
Student Ambassador Teams
While all Students Ambassadors work collaboratively as one united team, Ambassadors are split into two sub-teams.
The Programming (PRO) Team
The Programming Team handles the logistics of team events and programs, as well as reaching out to student groups and other campus partners to foster ongoing relationships. Additionally, they take the lead in ensuring all ambassadors are effectively trained on the content and delivery of Student Ambassador programs. This team guarantees programs run both seamlessly and professionally. Events that PRO plans include: CCD and ERC Open Houses, Career Fair Prep Drop-Ins and Panels, Tip or Treat, Drop-In Resumes and Cover Letter Reviews, and a variety of other special workshops and campus events. If you’re a PRO Team member, you might…
- Help brainstorm, organize, plan, and implement events promoting the CCD and ERC
- Organize and facilitate workshops for student groups, classes, and campus partners
- Reach out to student groups and help conduct outreach research for future events
The Public Relations (PR) Team
The Public Relations Team delivers effective and consistent communication across campus to promote the Student Ambassador Program, CCD, and ERC. This team’s members coordinate and support social media and marketing projects by developing strategies for promotion to the general student population. It is the responsibility of all Student Ambassadors to support this team by providing content for their efforts. If you’re a PR Team member, you might…
- Create and design tweets, Instagram posts (@BU_CCD and @BU_ERC), Facebook posts, and partner on CCD and ERC marketing efforts
- Use the Canva design tool and other create social media and marketing materials on a daily basis
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 ambassador if…
- You are looking for an exciting, lively, and unique on-campus job.
- You have used and benefited from the CCD and/or ERC services.
- You are an active member of the BU community or want to become an active member.
- You are looking to join 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.
- Must be a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing.
- A cumulative 3.0 GPA is strongly preferred but all applicants are encouraged to apply.
- Must commit to working both semesters in the same academic year.
- Must commit to working 10 hours each week during regular business hours (9:00am-5:00pm); and occasional evening and weekend hours.
- Must commit to attending mandatory fall training and weekly meetings (Fridays, 4:00-5:00 pm when classes are in session).
- Must commit to attending the mandatory three-day program training prior to the start of classes (Thursday, August 31 – Saturday, September 2, 2023). Training is expected to be in person but may pivot to a virtual format if needed.
Preparing Your Application and Additional Notes
The application requires a copy of your resume. If you need help writing or updating your resume, we encourage you to schedule a resume review appointment through Handshake or stop by for a drop-in review.
The application includes a series of short essay questions. Please allow 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 ERC’s 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 within three weeks after submitting their completed application. Applicants invited to interview will meet with the Peer Engagement Manager, Peer Engagement Coordinator, and possibly a current Student Ambassador. The interview will include a brief presentation and a series of questions. Please plan accordingly.
Finally, offers will be extended no later that the last day of class of that given semester, and all future ambassadors will be expected to complete the hiring process before leaving campus for intersession or the end of the academic year.