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 sarahrb@bu.edu or Colby Sim, Peer Engagement Manager, at csim@bu.edu.

Paid Positions

Student Ambassador Teams

While all Students Ambassadors work collaboratively as one united team, Ambassadors are split into two sub-teams.

Qualifications

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.

Eligibility Details

  • 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.