CAES Ambassadors - Athens

2020-2021 CAES Ambassadors

Meet our 2020-2021 CAES Ambassadors

Applications for CAES Ambassadors will open Friday, Nov. 20 and are due by 11:59 PM Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.


Ambassador Duties and Expectations

While student recruitment is the ambassadors' main goal, CAES Ambassadors also assist at College and University-sponsored events and are available to speak on topics related to agriculture, the environment, or student opportunities. CAES Ambassadors have the opportunity to travel, give back to CAES, meet and network with college leaders, develop friendships, expand communication and leadership skills, meet potential students and network with alumni.

Events, both on and off-campus, may include:

  • College recognition ceremonies and lectures
  • Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition
  • Alumni events
  • Georgia National Fair
  • Georgia Agribusiness Council Harvest Celebration
  • 4/H - FFA Pacesetters Luncheon
  • Thank-You-Thon
  • Campus visits with potential students 

All CAES Ambassadors are expected to do the following:

  • Ambassadors are required to attend weekly meetings every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are not held during the summer semester.
  • Ambassadors are required to have an e-mail account and to access the account daily for any news or events. It is expected that the ambassadors maintain close communication with the CAES Academic Affairs staff, both in person and by e-mail.
  • Ambassadors are required to earn a percentage of points available each semester by signing up for various activities such as campus tours, service events, and school visits. 
  • Ambassadors are expected to be knowledgeable about our campus and college.
  • Ambassadors are required to attend an off-campus weekend retreat the weekend before Fall Semester begins. 
  • Ambassadors must serve for a minimum of two semesters, but can continue in the program with the approval of the advisor.

Requirements

  • Have a major in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
  • Have completed at least two semesters of undergraduate enrollment before the upcoming Fall Semester.
  • Have at least a 2.8 overall GPA.
  • Plan to be enrolled in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences for the following Fall and Spring Semesters.
  • Ambassadors must be enthusiastic, personable, and possess good communication skills.

CAES Ambassador Application

CAES Ambassadors are students enrolled in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences who assist with recruitment and college-related activities to enhance the public and instructional image of the college, its students and its programs. Applications for new ambassadors are accepted and reviewed each spring. All applicants must attend at least one information session, which will be posted soon. First round of interviews will be a group interview held Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM in Conner Hall. If selected for an interview, you will be notified by email and are required to be present for the entirety of the group interview. This application will close Sunday, February 28, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

Selection

Because positions are limited, CAES looks for individuals who will devote time and effort to the program. In addition, we are also looking for individuals who bring diversity to the group (career plans, hometowns, majors, race, gender, talents, year in school, etc.) 

Interested students are required to:

  • Attend a mandatory information session
  • Submit an application

The selection process includes:

  1. Group interviews with current ambassadors.
  2. Interviews with faculty, staff and/or alumni.
  • Applicants selected for this round will be notified via email.
  • Applicants should come prepared to present a three-minute presentation on a topic provided prior to your interview.

 

Dates of Information Sessions:

Dates of 2020-21 Information Sessions will be posted soon.

Note: Facebook Live events are not applicable as a mandatory information session.