Student Ambassador Program
A student ambassador is an enrolled student at Cuesta College who serves as a knowledgeable representative of the college, providing information and services to the community on the college's behalf. An ambassador strives to support the college’s mission and objectives and represents the college at various events, on and off-campus, to provide first-hand knowledge about their unique college experience.
AREAS OF INVOLVEMENT
Events - Events are scheduled throughout the year to recognize donors, Business Partners & Advisory Committees, Honored Alumni, graduating students, and other activities as identified. Student Ambassadors can volunteer at events in a variety of ways.
Outreach – There are ongoing opportunities to distribute accurate and current information about Cuesta College to the various service clubs, chambers of commerce, fairs, etc. Student Ambassadors will accompany Cuesta College representatives to assigned events and assist with presentations.
BENEFITS TO CUESTA COLLEGE STUDENTS
Gain leadership experience - Be a student role model. Develop your leadership abilities through Student Ambassador training and share your enthusiasm and positive Cuesta College experiences with new and prospective students.
Gain communication skills - Each Student Ambassador receives the training required to handle formal presentations, campus tours, and college events.
Gain greater knowledge of the campus - Working on-campus, especially in the Advancement Office, allows you to stay on the inside track of what is happening at the college.
Earn Money – All student ambassadors will receive $250 at the end of each semester after successfully meeting all of the requirements.
Earn a Leadership Certificate – Student ambassadors will receive a leadership certificate of completion at the end of the program.
Develop Networking Skills - Develop valuable networking contacts with other Student Ambassadors, active individuals within the Cuesta College District, and throughout the community.
REQUIREMENTS OF MEMBERSHIP
• Must be a full time Cuesta College student and maintain a 2.5 GPA
• Must participate in the program the consecutive fall and spring semesters
• Expect to spend a minimum of 20 hours per semester with events, outreach, tours, etc.
• Must attend scheduled Student Ambassador monthly socials
• Must maintain good communication with the Student Ambassador program coordinator
Applications for the program are currently closed. Please check back at the start of spring semester to fill out an application for the following academic year (2019 - 2020).
Should you have any questions, please contact Foundation Programs Coordinator, Katie Osman.
Get to know our 2017-2018 Student Ambassadors
Career Goal: Work for SpaceX
Hobbies/Interests: Photography and tutoring
Favorite thing about Cuesta: The professors
Dream travel destination: New Zealand
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: Getting to meet new people
Major: Liberal Arts
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, indoor spinning, and yoga
Favorite thing about Cuesta: The teachers, laid back vibe, and how friendly everyone is
Dream travel destination: Barcelona, Spain
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: Going to events and representing Cuesta College and also meeting people who are involved with the Cuesta Foundation.
Major: Food Nutrition
Career Goal: Oncology Dietitian
Hobbies/Interests: Playing Fortnite
Favorite thing about Cuesta: The community. Everyone treats others with respect.
Dream travel destination: Dubai
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: Being able to meet authoritative figures that impact the college.
Career Goal: Doctor (M.D.)
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking & taking care of animals!
Favorite thing about Cuesta: The collaborative & helpful community
Dream travel destination: Greece
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: The people I get to work with & contributing to something larger than myself!
Major: Health Science
Career Goal: Physician Assistant
Hobbies/Interests: Singing and playing the piano and guitar
Favorite thing about Cuesta: The amount of resources offered to students
Dream travel destination: Ireland
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: The multiple opportunities to learn and develop my skills as a leader while also helping the community
Hobbies/Interests: Violin and studying
Favorite thing about Cuesta: Variety of courses offered
Dream travel destination: Europe
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: The opportunity to participate and help at various events and interacting with community members.
Major: Applied Mathematics
Career Goal: To be a professor at a University
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, writing, drawing, and tutoring
Favorite thing about Cuesta: The interesting and motivated people I get to meet
Dream travel destination: The bottom of the Mariana Trench
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: I love being able to give back to the community.