Do you want to make a difference in the lives of your peers, while also developing professional skills that will help you get an internship or a job? If so, become a career ambassador for Career Services for fall 2021.
Career ambassadors provide Redbirds with resume, cover letters, and LinkedIn profile reviews; and facilitate presentations to help students enhance their professional and career skills. Assisting over 2,500 students a year, as a career ambassador, you’ll develop your own professional skills, while working with employers and other campus constituents. Other roles include:
- Guiding and providing constructive feedback to students while reviewing resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles.
- Answering career related questions in person and virtually.
- Providing career presentations to a wide range of campus audiences and sizes both in person and virtually.
- Embracing cultural differences and facilitating a supportive, welcoming, and inclusive environment.
- Assisting with physical set-up and take-down at events/programs, helping with guest check-in and other support at events.
- Assisting students at the Career Resource Hub with resume printing services.
- Connecting students to appropriate resources.
- Participating in marketing promotions such as videos and photo shoots.
- Utilizing technology to complete position responsibilities (i.e., Zoom, Microsoft Word, Teams, Hire-A-Redbird, etc.).
- May have the option to be a peer instructor for IDS 106: Career Choice.
- Positively representing the Career Services to students, employers, and other constituents.
- Comfortable working with diverse student populations in a group and individual settings.
- Currently enrolled as an Illinois State student. All majors and international students welcome to apply.
- Able to commit to work at least two consecutive semesters and up to 15 hours a week, extra hours available depending on events and presentations.
- Available for some evenings and weekend hours for presentations and career related events.
- Possess a desire to help peers and provide excellent customer service.
- Ability to adapt to the changing work environment.
- Experience in, or willingness to develop, presentation skills.
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
- Able to acquire problem solving skills.
- Ability to refer students to appropriate resources.
- Maintain student confidentiality.
- Detail oriented.
- Be in good standing with both academic and university conduct at time of application and throughout employment.
Applications can be found on the Illinois State jobs webpage. For priority consideration, apply by April 30.
Training will occur in August the week before school starts with additional training held during regularly scheduled hours.
For more information contact Megan Kayfish, career ambassador supervisor or call (309) 438-0735.