Apply to be an ambassador
The Student Ambassador Program for the College of Arts and Sciences seeks to enhance the college experience for prospective and current students at Washington State University.
Student Ambassador Recruitment
Ambassadors serve as student liaisons to the college and represent the college at all recruitment and retention programs. In addition, ambassadors plan and sponsor events and programs designed to meet the needs and interests of students in the College of Arts & Sciences at Washington State University.
- Candidates must complete at least 24 WSU semester credits on the Pullman campus by Fall 2024.
- Candidates must be enrolled full-time at the Pullman campus for the current academic year and are planning to be enrolled full-time in Pullman for the next academic year.
- Candidates should be certified in a College of Arts and Sciences major OR provide evidence of involvement and participation in their chosen academic field within the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Strongest candidates will be actively engaged in the WSU community.
- Candidates must be comfortable communicating with the public.
- Candidates should have a minimum 2.7 WSU cumulative grade point average.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, ambassadors are paid an hourly wage to attend monthly mandatory meetings and training, all approved and assigned recruitment activities, and College of Arts and Sciences events. The CAS Student Ambassador program is a registered student organization (RSO) with a mission to identify the needs and interests of fellow CAS students and to plan programs to address those issues. Time spent working on the RSO programs is not paid.
New ambassadors are required to attend four training sessions during the spring semester and to complete a couple of assignments. They may also attend recruitment and retention events and participate with veteran ambassadors – however, students will not receive compensation for these hours. No compensation is allowed until after July 1, 2024, when training is complete and the new fiscal year begins.
All ambassadors are required to attend monthly meetings/training sessions, which are scheduled on Sunday evenings.
Elected officers will attend an additional meeting once a month in order to plan and prepare for the general monthly meeting.
Time commitment varies depending on the ambassador’s availability to attend events but, generally, an ambassador will attend 3-4 events each semester, usually on Saturdays.
If your GPA is within a reasonable range of the 2.7 requirement, go ahead and apply. If you are chosen to be an ambassador, your status will be reassessed once the spring 2024 semester grades are available. 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 2024 semester.
Yes. If a candidate is strong enough, the selection committee may choose a student who may be gone for a semester, especially if that student is not graduating in May 2025.
The selection committee may choose to hire a really strong candidate who is graduating in December 2024, but priority is given to applicants who are available for the full academic year.
- 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 College of Arts and Sciences 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!
- Diversity: We are looking for representation across our academic majors, and we consider age/class, race/ethnicity/culture, transfer/high school, resident/non-resident backgrounds as well.
- Academic majors: Students must have a major in the College of Arts and Sciences:
Yes, all applicants who meet the requirements must attend the complete interview process, which will include large and small group activities, a panel discussion, and a one-on-one personal interview. The mandatory interview is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024.