The Student Recruitment & Orientation Office relies heavily on the leadership and participation of its 30 Admissions Ambassadors to successfully recruit high school students to WSU. If you are selected as an Admissions Ambassador you will need to know what your responsibilities are, what you are receiving for your efforts, and what training is required.
Our Ambassadors are student leaders who provide campus information and campus tours, staff the Student Recruitment and Orientation Office, serve as Orientation group leaders, and provide general mentoring and peer guidance to prospective students. Ambassador roles and responsibilities can be categorized into four basic areas:
- Developing relationships with prospective students
Ambassadors develop relationships with prospective students by phone, mail, email, text, social media, and with personal visits. The purpose of these contacts are to gather student information, answer questions, assist them to enroll at WSU and help them get to know what WSU has to offer.
- Campus Tours
Ambassadors will also play a large role in helping students get familiar with the campus through campus tours. The Ambassadors will host students on campus, take them to visit departments, and introduce them to the services, resources and facilities they will have access to as a student at WSU.
- Office Hours
Ambassadors help staff the Student Recruitment and Orientation Office for 5 hours each week, assisting with reception, phones, mailings, meeting with students and parents, and other duties as assigned.
- Recruitment Activities
Each ambassador will participate in activities to help prospective students learn about and enroll at WSU. Some of these activities include high school and junior college visits, campus open houses and events, Wildcat Welcome, etc.
In order to receive adequate training, Ambassadors will:
- Help staff the Recruitment Office for a few hours during the summer.
- Attend all mandatory trainings including the Orientation training in late Spring and Ambassador Retreat in August.
Ambassadors also serve as Orientation Group Leaders throughout the summer and will attend all new students orientations. It is a fun time to help new students get ready to state at Weber State and share excitement for the university. The orientation schedule will be provided upon acceptance into the Ambassador Program.