SWUFE University Ambassadors are passionate about the life at SWUFE and Chengdu, fun and dedicated to recruiting the brightest prospective SWUFEers. We typically like to see students who have had some experiences on and out of campus so that they can share their stories with prospective students and their families. Ambassadors are responsible for holding info sessions to prospective students, as well as providing quality customer service to prospective students seeking assistance for admission procedures.
Ambassadors receive certain amount of subsidy and internship credit for the critical role they play in supporting recruitment efforts.
· Reach out to high schools or universities abroad or in your home countries.
· Hold info sessions for prospective high school students and their families, as well as for other constituencies.
· Lead campus tours for early university outreach groups.
· Represent the university in other capacities, such as serving on student panels online or offline.
· Assist with administrative work within Admissions Office.
Aside from the lifelong skills, there are countless opportunities to develop as a leader and a professional through the Ambassador program. The following are some skills and experiences you will gain in this role:
· Have networking opportunities.
· Have friendships with other Ambassadors.
· Work with different populations and diverse individuals.
· Improvise and think on your feet.
· Practice thinking critically and strategically.
· Improve public speaking skills.
· Practice time management.
· Build logistics skills.
· Gain more information about the opportunities that SWUFE offers.
· Share your passion for SWUFE with others.
· Share your positive personal experiences to leave an impact on future students.
· Share student perspectives in a peer-to-peer format with prospective students in your hometown.
· Get a glimpse into an important aspect of the Higher Education/Student Affairs field.
University Ambassadors has three tracks of programs.
· Track 1- “Bring SWUFE to Hometown” Program: Ambassadors should be international students and primarily hold full info session to prospective high school or university students and their parents, both online and on-site.
· Track 2- “Bring SWUFE Abroad” Program: “Bring SWUFE Abroad” program: Ambassadors primarily hold full info sessions about SWUFE in the universities or high schools abroad when they have the opportunities.
· Track 3- On-campus Ambassador Program: Ambassadors serve as hosts, student panelists, desk attendants, building/lab tour guides, drafting outreach and marketing plans or other assorted roles within Admission Office.
A student can be the ambassador for the different tracks at the same time if they are selected for the applicable programs.
Applying to be an Ambassador
We have two hiring cycles beginning each November and April: one for winter and one for summer.
You should attend one information session in fall or spring semester before you apply for either hiring cycle. The information session gives a realistic preview of the job, our expectations and tips to help you submit a strong application.
An RSVP to attend is not required; simply show up. Please bring your student ID or passport to ensure your attendance is recorded.
Fall 2018 Session
Room# 202, West Teaching Building, Guanghua Campus
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. April 4, 2018
Will be spending fall semester abroad? You're still eligible to apply! Please contact us in June at firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com for more information.
How to apply
Ambassadors must have ability for two of the following shifts per semester and for two Saturdays per semester. Campus tours typically last 150 minutes, but other work is needed before and after the tour.
· Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon
· Monday through Friday from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In addition to work shifts, Ambassadors must be available for a monthly staff meeting throughout fall and spring semesters. Two meeting times are offered — Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. — and Ambassadors can choose to attend either meeting.
To be eligible to apply for summer 2018, you must:
· Be a current SWUFE student
· Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 and maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of 2.75 and above
· Have started classes on the either campus no later than autumn 2017
· Be graduating no earlier than in January 2019
· Be available for training in April and able to complete your tasks from April through August
· Be enrolled full time on the SWUFE for spring 2018
The hiring process
Hiring for University Ambassadors is a multi-step process.
1. Students submit applications that are evaluated by the University Ambassador Leadership Team
2. Selected students from the written application pool are offered for individual interviews.
3. After the individual interviews, final selections and offers are made.
Timeline for hiring and selections
Please download the application form in the attachment.