CU In Ambassador Application Process
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013!
We’re looking for current Columbia students to serve as CU In Ambassadors in each of our five CU In cities—Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. Ambassadors will serve as the leaders of their city’s CU In Network, working with the local Columbia Alumni Club and CCE to plan fun activities that will allow you and your fellow students to explore the city, get to know each other, and expand your Columbia and professional communities outside of New York.
Why apply to be a CU In Ambassador?
It’s a great opportunity to display and build your leadership skills.
Employers and graduate schools are always looking for applicants with proven leadership skills. Serving as an Ambassador will allow you to develop these skills by:
- Recruiting members and building your city’s network
- Creating and promoting activities
- Managing a budget
- Building relationships with Columbia alumni in your city
- Serving as the “go-to person” for your network
It forces you to get to know and explore your home for the summer.
Whether you’re a native or just there for the summer, being an Ambassador means that you won’t spend all of your time in either your internship or your apartment. You will actually take advantage of what your city has to offer, and you’ll have your network there to explore with you.
It will help you establish yourself in your city.
Especially if you’re planning to live in your CU In city after graduation, the alumni connections and familiarity with the city you’ll develop will give you a leg up when you return.
It’s an easy way to build your Columbia network.
As an Ambassador, you will be assigned a Columbia alumni mentor and will connect with the local Alumni Club. On campus or off, the Columbia network is a powerful thing. Whether you consider yourself an extrovert for whom “networking” comes naturally, or an introvert who shudders at the mere sound of the word, you will instantly build your network of Columbia students and alumni because, well, it’s kind of your job.
You’ll get paid!
On top of your internship or job salary, you’ll receive a $500 stipend for your work as an Ambassador. (This is separate from your activities budget for the summer.)
Eligibility & Requirements of CU In Ambassadors
- Must be currently enrolled in CC, SEAS, GS, GSAS, SCE, SOA, or GSAPP as of Summer 2013 (Spring 2012 graduates not eligible)
- Live & work in Boston, Chicago, L.A., San Francisco, or Washington DC area during Summer 2013
- Attend all training/team-building activities at CCE
- Work with local Alumni Club and CCE staff to plan welcome event in your city at beginning of summer
- Plan at least three additional events for network members throughout the summer
- Participate in CCE reflection session at end of summer
- Document CU In experiences throughout summer (e.g. blog, photos, video)
- Dedicated to recruiting members to the network and planning activities that will help students experience the city, develop professionally, and have fun!
- Please note, by submitting an application, you authorize the Center for Career Education to conduct academic, disciplinary and financial aid checks to confirm program eligibility and inform funding decisions. Certain University policy violations may disqualify you from consideration for the CU In program.
How to apply
- Search for job/internship opportunities in your CU In city on LionSHARE (search by city name) or through other resources.
- Complete this application, which includes information on your summer plans and a few short answer questions.
- Submit the completed application (from step #2) along with your resume and unofficial transcript to LionSHARE, and apply for the CU In Ambassador position on LionSHARE. (Search “CUIn” as a keyword, or type in Job ID "91552" to find it.)
CU In Timeline
CU In Information Sessions, CCE Conference Room
November 28th, 2012 (5:00pm – 6:00pm) , co-sponsored by the CCSC 2015
January 22, 2013 (5:00pm – 6:00pm), co-sponsored by Columbia University Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Application deadline for Ambassadors - March 10, 2013
Selected applicants interviewed by CCE staff - March 5-15, 2013
CU In Ambassador Training – Part 1 (2-4pm, CCE Conference Room) - April 12, 2013
CU In Ambassador Training #2 (2-4pm, CCE Conference Room) - April 19, 2013
Ambassadors recruit CU In Network members for their city, start planning summer activities - March-April 2013
Pre-departure with CCE for all students in the 2013 CU In Network (5-7pm, CCE Conference Room) - May 2, 2013
Internship period, CU In Network activities organized by Ambassadors - May-August 2013