WSU Everett Student Ambassador Program
The WSU Everett Student Ambassador Program seeks to enhance the college experience for prospective and current students at Washington State University. Ambassadors represent WSU Everett, and its many entities, to prospective students and families, current students, faculty, staff, community members and guests of the institution at recruitment and retention programs.
- Candidates must anticipate graduation of May 2018 or later.
- Candidates must be enrolled in and successfully complete at least 6 credits per term (summer excluded)
- Candidates must be comfortable communicating with the public.
- Candidates should have a minimum 2.5 WSU cumulative grade point average.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I find the application?
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Are WSU Everett student ambassadors paid?
Ambassadors will be compensated in the form of tuition waivers. A tuition waiver will be applied to the student’s account each semester they serve as an ambassador. (No waivers will be applied during Summer Semester.)
What kind of time commitment is required?
All ambassadors are required to attend the following:
- Autumn Retreat (before the semester begins)
- Monthly Update Meetings
- Autumn & Spring New Student Orientation
- Time commitment varies depending on the ambassador’s availability to attend events but, generally, an ambassador will spend 2-5 hours per week dedicated to campus tours, participating in panels, program planning and preparation.
My grade point average is below the required 2.5. Is it okay to apply?
If your GPA is within a reasonable range of the 2.5 requirement, go ahead and apply. If you are selected to be an ambassador, your status will be reassessed once the spring semester grades come out. If at that time your GPA does not meet the requirement, your status will remain on hold and can be evaluated again after the fall 2018 semester.
What criteria does the selection committee consider when choosing student ambassadors?
- Academic strength: Students who can take on the ambassador responsibilities without affecting their academic standing.
- Involvement in department/college/university activities: We are looking for students who are engaged in the university in some way (clubs, community service, etc.) and who demonstrate a desire to improve the recruitment and retention of students at WSU.
- Ability to write well as evidenced by the application.
- Ability to communicate and work well with others.
- Personality: The ability to connect with others. Not every ambassador has the same personality traits and strengths – and that’s okay!
Will I be called for a personal interview?
Applicants who make it through the initial screening will be contacted for an in-person interview.