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Department of Communication Studies

Student Ambassadors

Purpose: The Department of Communication Studies at Kansas State University created the Student Ambassador program in 2016 for the following purposes:
  • To represent the Department of Communication Studies in recruitment, donor visits, and increased visibility on the campus of Kansas State University.
  • To further the best interests of the Department of Communication Studies
  • Provide student feedback regarding the perception and direction of the Department of Communication Studies.
Qualifications: Students interested in becoming a Communication Studies Ambassador must meet the following qualifications:
  • Be an active KSU undergraduate student with a primary major in the Department of Communication Studies.
  • Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of Communication Studies courses.
  • Possess a strong desire to represent and promote the Communication Studies department to the K-State and surrounding community.
  • Be adaptable, affable, have a positive attitude, enjoy talking to new people, and show a willingness to commit time and energy to the program.
  • The ideal candidate will have skills and qualifications in the following responsibilities:
    • Interest and/or experience in recruitment or representation
    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Ability to work independently
    • Flexible class/work schedule
    • Ability to take direction from faculty and staff
    • Ability to work directly with prospective students, alumni, and donors to advance the mission of the department
    • Reflect the demographic of the department
Duties: Students that are appointed as Communication Studies Ambassadors will be expected to meet the following expectations:
  • Ambassadors are required to attend all meetings (which will take place approximately once a month), unless excused by the program coordinator.
    • Unexcused absences from two consecutive meetings will result in the student being removed as an ambassador.
  • Ambassadors will be required to participate in the “Majors, Minors, and More Fair” in the fall semester and during “Open House” in the spring semester.
  • Ambassadors will sign up for a time each semester where they are ‘on call’ and will be available to walk prospective students around campus, give them a tour of Nichols Hall, or any other necessary Ambassador duty that might arise.
  • Additional duties will include, but are not limited to:
    • Recording videos and testimonials for digital media
    • Represent the department at events on and off campus, and at regional events
    • Report any pertinent feedback on the major to the program coordinator
Application Process: Students who are interested in applying to become a Communication Studies Ambassador should:
  • Complete the online Qualtrics application that will be opened near the end of each academic year or download and complete the Ambassador Application and return it to the main office in Nichols 234.  
  • The program coordinator will review all applications and, if necessary, personally interview each applicant.
  • The department wants to have approximately 10 ambassadors during each academic year.
Length of Service: Students that are appointed as Communication Studies Ambassadors can serve for the duration of their undergraduate careers so long as they remain Communication Studies majors, are in good academic standing, and comport themselves in a manner befitting of the position.