International Ambassadors serve an integral role at the ISSO’s New International Student Orientation Program. As student leaders, they welcome new international students and serve as student mentors, helping them to feel comfortable while adjusting to life at Towson University. This competitive position requires leadership skills including organization, public speaking, and the ability to communicate effectively with students from around the world. Duties include welcoming new students and conducting information sessions, being in touch with your group on e-mail and social media to answer general questions before, during and after Orientation, and planning and participating in events and Orientation activities on and off campus.
1. How do you become an International Ambassador?
Submit application materials below by completing the Personal Information section, and sending a resume and cover letter explaining why you would be a strong candidate for the position. Your letter should refer to relevan experiences, how an ambassador would be helpful for new international students, examples of your intercultural competence and evidence of your dependability. Submit your resume and cover letter as a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Once your application has been reviewed and the International Student and Scholar Office believes you to be a strong candidate for the position, you be invited to interview with a staff member. If offered the position, you must participate in a mandatory training program before assuming your role as an International Ambassador.
2. Should you apply?
Are you an engaged and outgoing Towson University student who is positively passionate about TU and knowledgeable about all of the resources it has to offer? Are you interested in sharing your own powerful experience with others? If so, we are waiting for your application! Due to conflicting time-constraints with other job responsibilities, Resident Assistants, Student Ambassadors, and Orientation Leaders should not apply for the International Ambassador Program.
3. Are there any restrictions?
Applicants must have completed at least one semester at Towson University AND be in good academic standing. This position is open to students of any nationality.
4. Why become an International Ambassador?
Becoming an International Ambassador is a wonderful way to meet other enthusiastic TU students, to sharpen your communication skills with students from different backgrounds, to practice public speaking, and to have a meaningful influence on a new student’s first experiences at Towson, and for some, the first experience on a campus in the United States. Wouldn’t this look awfully good on your resume? Finally, International Ambassadors are paid an hourly wage for their hard work (typically 25-30 hours, including mandatory training) during International Orientation.
Submit application materials below by completing the personal Information section, and sending a resume and cover letter explaining why you would be a strong candidate for the position. Your letter should refer to relevant experiences, how an ambassador would be helpful for new international students, examples of your intercultural competence and evidence of your dependability. Submit your resume and cover letter as a single PDF document to email@example.com .
Applications without resumes and cover letters will be considered incomplete.
• Application Deadline:
Sunday, November 15, 2015
November 23, 2015
• Mandatory Ambassador Meeting:
December 3, 2015
• Mandatory Ambassador Training
December 7-8, 2015
• New International Student Orientation:
Friday, January 22, 2016
• Ambassadors must be available mornings, afternoons, and some evenings during the week of International Orientation (January 14 to January 22, 2016).
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