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MISSION STATEMENT

The Wolverine Ambassadors program creates compelling, powerful and memorable interactions and experiences for prospective students, parents, University staff and community. Each Ambassador serves as a model of excellence in professionalism and customer service as they represent Utah Valley University.

OUR PURPOSE

  • Create compelling, powerful and memorable experiences for prospective students and their families
  • Develop as leaders be learning leadership concepts from classroom discussions, lectures, reflections and real-life, applicable projects
  • Build school pride by attending school functions and spreading our love for the green everywhere we go!

 


 

WHAT DOES AN AMBASSADOR DO?

  • Give presentations to high schools during lunch, sporting events and on "College Day"
  • Provide support to full-time recruiters at Financial Aid and Scholarship Nights and Open Houses
  • Man booths at college fairs, junior colleges, and other events
  • Provide campus tours to prospective students
  • Collaborate with a team of ambassadors to create, market, run, and evaluate recruitment events
  • Analyze data to help make informed decisions about recruitment efforts at UVU
  • Hold weekly office hours
  • Complete the L.E.A.D. Certification and Leadership Distinction process, which includes:
    • 360 degree leadership evaluation and training
    • Leadership classes
    • Monthly leadership lectures
    • Mentorship from a successful community leader

  


 

HOW DO I BECOME A WOLVERINE AMBASSADOR?

Open Wolverine Ambassador positions are limited, and restricted to students who successfully complete a competitive selection process. In conjunction with the Center for the Advancement of Leadership, Ambassadors will complete the L.E.A.D. Program during their first 2 years. Therefore the application will include questions about your leadership experience and how you will complete the L.E.A.D. certification process. You can apply by clicking below. Applications are due by February 1, 2015 for the 2015 Fall Semester.

APPLY HERE

 



RECRUITMENT AMBASSADOR OPPORTUNITY

Unfortunately, we cannot accept everyone who applies to be an ambassador. However, if you are unsuccessful at making it into the Wolverine Ambassador program you can then apply to become a "Recruitment Ambassador." Recruitment Ambassadors will do the following:

  • Complete 10 visits to high schools each semester
  • Complete 4 office hours each semester
  • Complete 1 flexible hour per semester (Visit or office hour)

Recruitment Ambassadors will enjoy perks such as:

  • $500 per semester scholarship for 1 year
  • Connection to the ambassador program
  • An experience similar to the Wolverine Ambassadors

Being a Recruitment Ambassador is different than being a Wolverine Ambassador in that:

  • You will not receive a housing scholarship and therefore will not live with the rest of the ambassadors
  • You will not be a part of the Center for the Advancement of Leadership L.E.A.D. Certification program

A couple of things to consider when applying:

  • You must be a incoming freshman or transfer student
  • You must complete 12 credit hours each semester during your first year at UVU
  • You must have a 2.75 GPA to apply
  • You must maintain a 2.5 GPA to keep the scholarship
  • You must complete the required visits and office hours to keep the scholarship
  • There are 50 open positions each year

Applications open April 15 and close July 22 this year. Selections will be made by August 1.

APPLY HERE

 



AMBASSADOR PROGRESSION

RECRUITMENT AMBASSADORS (2nd option for those who were not accepted into the Wolverine Ambassador program)

  • 10 visits to high schools each semester
  • 4 office hours each semester
  • 1 flexible hour each semester (visit or office hour)

Recruitment Ambassador positions are available to anyone interested or may have not been accepted into the Wolverine Ambassador program. This is a way to get connected to the program. However, it does not include the perks of living with all of the ambassadors or having access to the CAL L.E.A.D. program curriculum or completion.

FIRST – YEAR AMBASSADOR

  • 10-15 hours a week time commitment (includes L.E.A.D. Program coursework)
  • 2/3 Housing Scholarship Included at Ventana Student Apartments

You start on you first year LEAD Certification, which includes several projects and classes that help you to grow as a follower. You will be on a team that will help to mentor you and progress you through the program. This will also be the basis for your ambassador projects and responsibilities.

SECOND – YEAR AMBASSADOR

  • 10-15 hours a week time commitment (includes L.E.A.D. Program coursework)
  • 2/3 Housing Scholarship included at Ventana Student Apartments

Your second year will be much the same as the first, however you will have additional responsibilities in both the LEAD program and recruitment responsibilities. At the conclusion of this year, you will successfully complete the LEAD Certification. You will have the opportunity to apply for third – year Ambassador leadership positions or to apply for the CAL Presidency positions, both of which include overall program leadership responsibilities.

THIRD – YEAR AMBASSADOR

  • Manager positions - 20-25 hours a week (part-time, paid student position)
  • CAL Presidency Positions - 8-12 Hours a week (scholarships available)

After completing an application process, you will have the opportunity to serve in an Ambassador Manager position which is 20 – 25 hours a week. This includes being a project manager and organizing the work of 7 - 8 first and second - year ambassadors. The CAL Presidency positions are involved with the implementation of growth within the Center for the Advancement of Leadership.

FOURTH – YEAR AMBASSADOR

  • Manager positions - 20-25 hours a week (part-time, paid student position)
  • CAL Presidency Positions - 8-12 Hours a week (scholarships available)

Your fourth year in the program will be much the same as the third – year. You will have the opportunity to apply to other positions within Ambassador leadership.

 
 


 

THE SELECTION PROCESS

FIRST and SECOND-YEAR AMBASSADORS

  1. Students must apply and be accepted to Utah Valley University before completing the application
  2. Students will then complete the online application found here or at uvu.edu/leadership
  3. Students will then complete the online UVU scholarship application
  4. Following the application deadline, the selection committee will reach out to qualified students who applied to invite them to an application day. 
  5. The application day will include group interviews, individual interviews, group activities and much more!
  6. After the application day, invitations to join the Wolverine Ambassador program will be extended.

SELECTIONS ARE BASED ON:

  • Passion to represent Utah Valley University
  • Evidence of ability to be proactive and 
  • Leadership Experiences
  • Your ability to work as a team during the application day

 

RECRUITMENT AMBASSADORS

  1. Students must apply and be accepted to Utah Valley University before completing the application
  2. Students will then need to complete the online application found here
  3. Following the application deadline, the selection committee will reach out to qualified students who applied for interviews
  4. Following interviews, invitations to join the Recruitment Ambassador team will be extended

 

TIMELINE

Online application available: November 1
Online application deadline: Feb 1

Notification of invitation to Application Day: Early March
Application Day: End of March

Final decisions for Wolverine Ambassadors: April 15, 2015

Recruitment Ambassador Application Opens: April 15
Recruitment Ambassador Application Deadline: July 22 (this year only)

Final decisions for Recruitment Ambassadors: August 1

MANDATORY TRAININGS AND RETREAT

Overnight Ambassador Retreat (Wolverine Ambassadors only) - August 17, 18, 19
First-week of office hours: August 24-28

 



QUESTIONS? CONTACT US:

Prospective Student Services Office: LC408 (801) 863-8811
Chad Johnson, Program Coordinator: (801) 863-6182, cjohnson@uvu.edu