GCSW Student Ambassadors are an enthusiastic, professional group of graduate social work students who work with the GCSW Office of Admissions to represent the college and the profession of social work. They are individuals who are passionate about the profession and have a sense of pride in the college. Benefits of the program include networking opportunities, resume building, opportunities to travel, and skill development in areas such as public speaking, assessment, and communication. Ambassadors are a recognized group whose work is appreciated and acknowledged by the college and its applicants.
Program Requirements: Ambassadors must be incoming or current students of the GCSW (MSW or PhD), have a graduate GPA of a 3.25 or higher (if no graduate courses have been completed, the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework will be considered), and be in good standing with the GCSW.
Job Description: Ambassadors participate in a number of activities as:
- Recruiters: Ambassadors attend recruitment events during the academic year (2 per semester). Local recruitment events usually require between 4- 8 hours of time. Some events require travel and overnight stays, but will not conflict with academic requirements.
- Peer Mentors: In the Spring, Ambassadors are available to prospective and incoming students via phone or email to answer general questions about student life at the GCSW. Ambassadors may also participate in the summer advising meetings for new students.
- College Representatives: Ambassadors may serve as hosts at various GCSW community events throughout the year. They have an online presence through our Ambassador blog and Facebook page.
The total time commitment, including orientation & training will be around 20 – 24 hours each semester.