Apply to be a CAES Ambassador:
- Applications are available for download online after January 1.
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Academic Affairs established the CAES Ambassador program for student recruitment and public relations in the Fall of 1988.
The mission of the CAES Ambassadors is to recruit potential students, represent the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in a professional manner, and develop relationships which foster growth and leadership.
- About the CAES Ambassadors
- Expectations of Ambassadors
- Ambassador Application and Selection
- Current CAES Ambassadors
- Ambassador Activities
About the CAES Ambassadors
Who are the CAES Ambassadors?
The CAES Ambassadors are 15-20 students enrolled in CAES who assist with recruitment and college-related activities to enhance the public and instructional image of the college, its students and its programs.
CAES Ambassadors are:
- articulate and effective public speakers
- professional in appearance and attitude
- able to fulfill their ambassador responsibilities without jeopardizing their academic standing
Applications for new ambassadors are accepted and reviewed each spring.
With which events do CAES Ambassadors assist?
While student recruitment are the ambassadors' main goal, CAES Ambassadors also assist at College and University sponsored events and are available to speak on topics related to agriculture, the environment, or student opportunities.
Events, both on and off campus, may include:
- College recognition ceremonies and lectures
- South Campus Tailgate
- Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition
- Alumni events
- Georgia National Fair
- Georgia Agribusiness Council Harvest Celebration
- CAES Welcome Back Party
- Tour of Agriscience
- 4/H - FFA Pacesetters Luncheon
- Career days
- Campus visits with potential students
CAES Ambassadors are available to speak before groups, schools, clubs, assemblies, banquets, or similar events during the week and weekends.
Expectations of Ambassadors
What is expected of an ambassador?
- Ambassadors are required to attend class on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. Class is not held during Summer Semester.
- Ambassadors are required to have an e-mail account and to access the account daily for any news or events. It is expected that the ambassadors maintain close communication with the CAES Academic Affairs staff, both in person and by e-mail.
- Ambassadors are expected to be knowledgeable about our campus and college.
- Ambassadors are required to attend an off-campus weekend workshop the first weekend after Fall Semester begins. (August 16-18, 2013)
- Ambassadors must register for a one hour class (AESC 4950) for a grade each semester. Ambassadors must reapply if they wish to continue the program.
- Course grade will be based on attendance and participation.
What are the benefits of being an ambassador?
CAES Ambassadors receive a polo shirt as well as the opportunity to travel, give back to the college, meet college leaders, develop friendships, expand communication and leadership skills, meet potential students, and network with alumni.
Ambassador Application and Selection
How can I apply?
Applications are available for download online after January 1.
What are the requirements?
- have a major in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
- have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate enrollment before the upcoming Fall Semester.
- have at least a 2.8 overall GPA.
- plan to be enrolled in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the following Fall and Spring Semesters.
How are applicants selected?
Because of the limited number of ambassador positions, we look for individuals who will devote time and effort to the program. Ambassadors must be enthusiastic, personable, and possess good communication skills. In addition, we are looking for individuals who bring diversity to the group (how they came to enroll in CAES, hometowns, career plans, majors, race, gender, year in school, talents, etc.).
Interested students are required to:
- Attend a mandatory information session
- Submit an application
The two-part selection process involves:
- Group interviews with current ambassadors
- Interviews with faculty, staff, and/or alumni
- applicants selected for this round will be notifided by email
- applicants should come prepared to present a three-minute presentation on a topic given to you prior to your interview
We usually select five to seven new ambassadors each year to fill positions made vacant by graduating ambassadors.
2013 Selection Timetable:
|February 5 or 20||MANDATORY information sessions for all students wanting to apply - only need to attend one
5:00-6:00 pm, Four Towers CAES Activity Center
|March 1||Applications due in 102 Conner Hall|
|March 21||First round of group interviews held in Conner Hall|
|April 4||Individual interviews in Four Towers CAES Activity Center|
|April 11||Selected Ambassadors notified|
|April 18||Attend first meeting|