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Native American Programs Many Nations. One Community.

Apply To Be An Ambassador


  • Candidates must have completed at least 24 WSU semester credits by Fall 2019.
  • Work-study is preferred.
  • Strongest candidates will be actively engaged in the WSU community.
  • Candidates must be comfortable communicating with the public.
  • Candidates should have a minimum 2.5 WSU cumulative grade point average.

Ambassador Roles

  • Campus tour guides for prospective Native student groups.
  • Join Native Outreach Coordinator in representing WSU at college fairs, school visits, and community events.
  • Contacting prospective Native students to answer questions.
  • Creation/participation in video, social media, and other Native Programs promotional marketing.
  • Assist in planning prospective student events including EXCEL and the Native Youth Sports Summit.
  • Student panelists for Future Cougars Embracing Diversity and other visitation events.

Criteria Selection Committee Considers

  • Academic strength: Students who can take on the ambassador responsibilities without affecting their academic standing.
  • Involvement in Native Programs/university activities: We are looking for students who are engaged in the Native community and university in some way (clubs, community service, etc.) and who demonstrate a desire to improve the recruitment and retention of Native students at WSU.
  • 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!

What are the benefits of being a Student Ambassador?

  • Development of leadership, public speaking, and presentation skills
  • Experience working with campus staff, administration, faculty, prospective students, parents and community members.
  • Leadership experience for your resume
  • Earn money while going to school – $12/hour

What are the time and availability commitments of a Student Ambassador?

  • Student Ambassadors must be available to work 8 hours a week during the fall and spring semesters. Summers may be a possibility.
  • Evening and weekend hours are required.


DEADLINE: August 25, 2019