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Career Center hiring students as career ambassadors

career ambassadors pose as a group

Illinois State students serve as career ambassadors who help their peers perfect their professional skills.

Students seeking part-time employment and leadership experience that develops highly-valued professional skills are invited to apply as career ambassadors for the Career Center.

Career ambassadors are a part of the Career Center team and serve to help students develop their professional and career development skills by conducting resume and LinkedIn reviews, mock interviews, career-focused presentations, and assist with marketing and outreach of Career Center services to students both in person and online.

As ambassadors, students experience many benefits besides being paid for their work.

“Ambassadors are well-trained on effective resume writing and job interviewing, how to create a LinkedIn profile and use it to build their career connections, and other professional skills,” said Career Advisor Megan Kayfish, who is also the career ambassadors supervisor. “In addition, they may qualify to receive internship credit, and are provided with numerous opportunities to network with employers recruiting Redbirds and other key campus constituents. The ambassador position serves to assist students with their career and professional skills, but also helps the ambassador as a professional as well!”

Basic requirements

There are qualifications and requirements to apply for the career ambassador position. Some include being currently enrolled at Illinois State, being able to commit to working a minimum of one fall and one spring semester, working 10-15 hours per week with availability to work a combination of both day and late night hours, and being a highly-motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills and a strong desire to assist other students. Students from all majors are invited to apply at the Illinois State University job site. Positions are also open to international students.

Information sessions

The Career Center is hosting information sessions to share about this important role and to allow interested applicants to learn more about the program from those currently serving as ambassadors. Sessions are scheduled on February 6, 8 and 9 at the Career Center at 110P Student Services Building at various times.

For more information about the career ambassador position, or the informational sessions, contact the Career Center.

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