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Student Ambassador Program

Anoka-Ramsey students are invited to apply to become a Student Ambassador on the Coon Rapids Campus. A Student Ambassador is an experienced and successful student who wants to help new students learn the “academic ropes” and make the most out of their college experience. Student Ambassadors serve in various positions on campus and gain valuable leadership and volunteer experience which looks great on a resume.

Student Ambassadors may be eligible for and are encouraged to apply for the student leadership stipend at the end of the semester.

All Anoka-Ramsey students, including international students, who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher are encouraged to apply. Student Ambassadors must commit to more than one semester to be eligible for a student leadership stipend.

  • Student Ambassador Application

    THE SELECTION PROCESS 

    Anoka-Ramsey Student Ambassadors will be selected based on evaluation of their application, questionnaire, references, reference form and interview.  The Student Ambassador program is a highly selective volunteer program and important position at Anoka-Ramsey.  We pride ourselves on selecting only the best candidates to represent the college and the student body.  The selection committee looks forward to receiving your application materials.

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    Each applicant will be evaluated on certain criteria -- see Student Ambassador Reference Form in the application packet. You will be asked to include contact information for three references on the application form. In addition, one faculty or staff should complete the Student Ambassador Application Reference Form.

  • This volunteer opportunity looks great on your resume, will help you with applying for scholarships, gives you an opportunity to welcome new students to the Anoka-Ramsey community, allows you to share your experience, you develop leadership skills and you may be eligible for the student leadership stipend at the end of the semester.

    Leadership Training

    • StrengthsFinder, Group goals and expectations, assign leadership philosophy paper, Pre-assessment of program to set baseline for assessment at the end, assign club commitment
    • Leadership styles – including servant leader model, Introduce social change model, Discuss “What is social change?”
    • Equity, Identity, Privilege, and Oppression – active learning, discussion opportunity
    • Equity and Identity, How does identity impact leadership, Ideas of justice/peace/other global concepts
    • Community engagement, volunteering panel/nonprofit panel, Discuss “What does civic engagement look like?”
    • Day of Service – group service project
    • Interpersonal communication strategies: communication styles, conflict resolution, and dialogue on tough issues
    • Engagement in an experiential learning experience
    • Career Preparation, internship opportunities, resume review, and Human Resources panel
  • Ambassadors volunteer with various aspects of new student orientation and develop strong skills through leadership training.

    Student Ambassadors' Responsibilities:

    • Work with prospective and current students
    • Conduct campus tours
    • Promote student services events
    • Assist with duties and tasks related to events put on by various Anoka-Ramsey Community College departments
    • Assist students with general technical questions such as: computer login, password reset, and student email
    • Assist with recruiting events
    • Appear in college promotional materials
    • All other duties as assigned

    Required Time COMMITMENTS

    • Student Ambassadors assist and set up college events and orientation sessions
    • If you are selected as a Student Ambassador, you will be required to attend a one day team-building and training retreat
    • Student Ambassadors will also be expected to attend additional trainings as needed
    • Student Ambassadors commit to volunteer up to 160 hours

    Desired Attributes

    • Leadership
    • Enthusiasm and Outgoing Personality
    • Excellent Communication Skills
    • Demonstrated Initiative
    • Professionalism
    • Positive Attitude
    • Knowledge of Anoka-Ramsey
    • Involvement on Campus
    • Desire to Represent Anoka-Ramsey
    • Respect for Diversity

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