Become Student Ambassador

The Student Ambassador Program offers a host of opportunities to gain important leadership, teamwork, public speaking, event management and mentoring skills. Student Ambassadors will have the chance to represent and promote the Faculty of Education at a variety of future and current student events and will positively impact the Monash community as a whole.

Faculty of Education Student Ambassadors benefit because they:

  • develop transferable skills through training and hands-on application
  • enjoy enhanced overall university experience and make new friends
  • gain skills and experiences that improve their resume
  • receive faculty sponsorship to attend professional development workshops and training programs
  • receive a certificate of appreciation from the Dean at an end-of-year function

Student Ambassador Position Description

The Student Ambassador Program is a voluntary extra-curricular program open to Faculty of Education students enrolled at Clayton, Peninsula, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Applicants must plan to be enrolled at Monash in Semester 2, 2020 and Semester 1/ Term 1, 2021. Students must apply to be an Ambassador on their home campus. Up to ten Student Ambassadors will be selected each year on each campus.

Duration

Ambassadors are appointed for one (1) year, and may reapply the following year.

Ambassador contract

To be recognised as an Ambassador students are expected to sign an Ambassador Contract which commits them to the following responsibilities and attendance requirements. Students failing to meet the requirements of the program may have their position terminated.

Ambassador responsibilities

  • Contribute significantly to running activities during Orientation / PhD induction.
  • Ambassadors studying the Bachelor of Education will provide Peer Mentoring for up to 8 first year Bachelor of Education students.
  • Share your university experiences with future students at Open Day and other relevant events.
  • Contribute to organising and running events throughout the year to help students transition into university life and learning, and transition out into the workplace.
  • Contribute regularly to the Facebook page for your campus - , , , .
  • Assist with marketing initiatives by positively representing and promoting the Faculty of Education.

Time commitments

Student Ambassador will not be expected or encouraged to miss any classes. Other commitments however, should be organised around Ambassador commitments. Compulsory Student Ambassador training will be conducted outside of class time.

Unreasonable expectations will not be placed on Ambassadors in the lead up to and during the assignment/exam period, but Ambassadors will be expected to attend some events and workshops during University holidays or weekends.

Attendance requirements

Australian campuses
New Ambassador Training TBA, August 2020
Open Day TBA
Ambassador Development Day 30 September 2020
O Week 24 - 26 February 2021
VCE enrichment week (Peninsula campus only) TBA
Student Ambassador meetings scheduled throughout the year
Hong Kong and Singapore
New Ambassador Training TBA, August 2020
Orientation TBA as dates vary by course
Prospective Student events TBA as dates vary by course
Dean’s Lecture Series TBA
Graduation celebration event TBA as dates vary by course
Student Ambassador meetings once per term

Applications

Key selection criteria

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills suitable for working with the Ambassador team and the student body
  • Demonstrated involvement with and contribution to the Monash community, school or local community
  • Must have passed all units in the preceding semester
  • Ability to positively promote and represent the Faculty Education
  • Have the desire to participate, make new friends and have fun.

Selection process timeline

  • 1 July 2020: Applications open
  • 22 July 2020: Applications close
  • Late July - early August 2020: Group interviews conducted during this time
  • Mid August 2020: Applicants notified of outcome

If you are able to fully participate in the Student Ambassador Program and are interested in applying, please follow these steps when applications open:

  1. Read the Student Ambassador Position Description above
  2. Complete the Student Ambassador Application Form.
  3. Attend the group interview if requested. (Note: Interview times will be sent to your student email address.)

Still have questions?

For more information on the Student Ambassador Program please email the Coordinator, Education Success Advisers ().