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Ambassadors engage in recruiting activities such as contacting prospective students and organizing campus tours. Often, as prospective students' initial contact with the university, they represent the university and are pivotal members of the admissions team. Ambassadors are also involved with on-campus events and volunteer efforts in the community.
Interested in joining the program? To be considered for our program, candidates must be enrolled and in good academic standing at Dominican, and must submit both the and recommendation form for the 2015-2016 academic year by Friday, July 31st, 2015. Submit completed applications to the Office of Admissions attention: Ambassador Program. Competitive applicants will also be asked to a face-to-face interview.
The Dominican Ambassador program runs the entire academic year from the first day of classes through the end of finals. Ambassadors can schedule their hours for calling between 6:00 - 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Campus tours are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Training sessions are held on the weekend following the first week of classes. The first session is on Saturday, 9:00-4:00. The second session is on Sunday, 9:00-12:00. Attendance for both training sessions and the first project are mandatory. Attendees will receive a letter during the first week of school regarding the retreat itinerary, location, and other program details.
Responsibilities and duties
Ambassadors should be prepared to answer questions regarding housing, financial aid, the application process, admissions, current student body, university history, organizations, campus life, events. Specific tasks:
- calling prospective students
- giving campus tours to students and their families
- assisting with Campus Visit Days, Admitted Student Open Houses and WACAC College Fair in the Spring semester
- engaging in frequent written and verbal communication with prospective students
- phone calls on weekday evenings (Monday - Thursday)
- conducting scheduled tours each week
- participating in community service projects
- occasional clerical duties
- training future Student Ambassadors
- answering questions and referring questions to appropriate admissions counselors or departments
Community service has been added to promote outreach and extend the effects of the program to the community at large. Projects are scheduled about once a month, typically on Saturdays. Student Ambassadors participate in up to eight hours of local community service per semester. The goal of our community service effort is to forge and maintain partnerships between Dominican and service organizations in the Bay Area.
Context versus culture: Household composition and employment among Dominican and Colombian women (Population and Development Program working papers series)
Book (Population and Development Program, Cornell University)