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, etc.
• Must attend scheduled Student Ambassador monthly socials
• Must maintain good communication with the Student Ambassador program coordinator
HOW TO APPLY
Should you have any questions, please contact Foundation (805) 546-3279.
Get to know our 2018-2019 Student Ambassadors
Major: Business Administration
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking, dirt bike riding, and spending time with family.
Favorite thing about Cuesta: How helpful the teachers are
Dream travel destination: Greece
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: It has allowed me to be more involved with the school and introduced me to so many more amazing students and staff.
Major: Agricultural Science
Hobbies/Interests: Fishing, hunting, riding horses, and being outdoors
Favorite thing about Cuesta: The staff are very competent and helpful
Dream travel destination: Croatia
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: Getting to connect with members of the community while also giving back
Hobbies/Interests: Riding bikes, playing basketball, painting, playing guitar
Favorite thing about Cuesta: the atmosphere around campus & all of the employees
Favorite place on campus: The quad next to the bio and science buildings. And the gym.
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: Meeting amazing people and mentors and being able to represent a great school and community.
Major: Political Science
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, painting, doing yoga, and hiking
Favorite thing about Cuesta: The professors; they all seem to have a sincere interest in their students
Favorite place on campus: The Cougar Pantry because we are really lucky to have such a great resource available
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: Going to the various events and meeting community and faculty members.
Major: Cognitive Science
Hobbies/Interests: Reading, doing puzzles, playing board games, doing yoga, and going to the beach
Favorite thing about Cuesta: The community on campus
Dream travel destination: China
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: Building new connections both on- and off-campus.
Hobbies/Interests: Hiking local trails, drawing, baking, and spending time with my friends and family
Favorite thing about Cuesta: The teachers and tutors; they are very helpful and deeply care about the students
Favorite place on campus: The new instructional building; it's such a great place to study
Favorite thing about being a Student Ambassador: Meeting new people through the program and getting to experience so many great events while volunteering