Modern Languages Ambassadors
Purpose: MLANG Ambassadors are a small group of enthusiastic majors or minors – like yourself- who represent our department at on-campus and off-campus recruitment events. As of Fall 2018 we are an official student organization!
Benefits to You:
- professional development: a service opportunity in your field of study, which you can put on your resume
- use this program to fulfill volunteer hours for other courses and organizations.
- opportunity to develop closer connections with alumni and faculty
- opportunity to share your enthusiasm for your major/minor with other students
- potential for mentoring other students
- experience with recruitment and public speaking
- an end –of-year “thank you” lunch
Possible Roles for Ambassadors: Student ambassadors should be available to do the following types of activities, depending on the needs of language sections:
- Visit courses in the language sequence (101-301) and promote the major and minor (explain why you chose to major in MLANG, your experiences in the program, etc.)
- Participate in open house (both the university-wide event and the departmental event in the fall)
- Take a visiting high school student along to your language class
- Participate in the majors fair
- Visit local high schools to promote language learning
- Socialize with alumni at MLANG events ( e.g.,advisory committee luncheon)
- Represent your language at the study abroad fair (if applicable)
- Promote language clubs and activities
- Be a contact person for potential students interested in speaking to a current major/minor
Time Commitment for you: By agreeing to serve as an ambassador, you are agreeing to attend a training meeting in the fall (TBA), and volunteer a minimum of 10 hours/semester.