What is the Student Ambassador Program?
The Student Ambassador Program at Smith College is a year-long program comprised of a group of outstanding students who are selected to represent the college at various events, both on and off campus.
The Student Ambassador Program instills leadership development through engagement in the Smith community and by fostering campus traditions. The program affords opportunities for students to become actively involved in the promotion of Smith’s uniquely rich and dynamic environment both on and off campus. Student Ambassadors help bridge the gap between current students and alumnae, while establishing a lifelong relationship with their future alma mater.
Who are the Student Ambassadors?
Student Ambassadors represent a diverse group of student leaders possessing an in-depth knowledge of Smith College; an incredible passion to share personal experiences enriched by Smith culture; and an affinity to represent oneself as today’s Smithie.
What duties are performed by the Student Ambassadors?
Student Ambassadors serve as representatives of Smith College and The Office of Alumnae Relations, both on and off campus. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Developing a culture of philanthropy among the student body.
- Planning and promoting student and alumnae engagement opportunities.
- Representing Smith’s student population at events on and off campus.
- Representing Smith College positively and accurately at all times.
- Promoting a lifelong involvement with Smith among the student and alumnae populations.
What are the benefits of becoming a Student Ambassador?
- The opportunity to learn from and work with college faculty and staff members.
- Develop valuable communication, leadership, and other professional skills.
- Make meaningful connections with high profile alumnae.
- Access to exclusive on and off campus alumnae events.
- Exclusive Student Ambassador scarf, an Office of Alumnae Relations name badge, and business cards.
- Attend regional and national conferences.
- Receive training on business etiquette, networking, and other professional skills.
- Travel with staff to meet alumnae.
What are the responsibilities of departments requesting Student Ambassadors?
- Submit a request form 2-4 weeks prior to your event at a minimum.
- Provide transportation, meals, and lodging, if needed.
- Communicate with Maddie DelVicario, and Student Ambassadors, the details of the event, including transportation, tasks to complete and additional skills needed, if any.
- Train Student Ambassadors on any additional skills.
Please note: The Student Ambassador Program is an unpaid leadership experience for students. If you require help with basic clerical tasks or other administrative work, please post a Spot Job here.
For questions about becoming a Student Ambassador or how to request Student Ambassadors for your event, please contact Madeleine DelVicario ’93, Program Coordinator for Undergraduate and Recent Graduate Engagement, or call 413-585-6982.