Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Campus Ambassador Program

Dear Faculty and Staff,

We're still looking for students!!!

The Campus Ambassador (CA) Program here at UWM has been instrumental in helping our incoming freshmen class through New Freshmen Orientation every summer. These student leaders help to inform the incoming freshmen class of important campus resources available to them, distribute literature and information about drug and alcohol awareness, register for classes, and settle their fears about leaving for college. This year will be no different. Once again Campus Ambassadors will play an important role in helping these true freshmen students get acclimated to college life.

We need your help finding new Campus Ambassadors to help fill these positions! Please help us in recruiting students for these positions.

Just as we have in the past, we will once again be adjusting the program slightly to help provide better service to these new college students. The biggest change to the Campus Ambassador program this year will now be hiring for not just one, but for three positions. Our CAs will continue to work with New Freshmen Orientation, but will also play a heavy hand in UWM's new First Year Center and Freshmen Mentoring. Campus Ambassadors can apply for and fill any combination of these three positions. The three positions that our 2008-2009 Campus Ambassadors will be filling are…

- New Freshman Orientation Leader - (summer part-time work)
New Freshmen Orientation Leaders engage and welcome new freshmen students and their parents at the New Freshman Orientation programs during the summer months. As a New Freshman Orientation Leader students may be giving tours, administering materials, and/or helping students register for classes among many other duties during any one of our New Freshman Orientation Programs.

- Freshman Mentor – (summer/academic year part-time work)
After students have been to New Freshman Orientation, a Freshman Mentors will be charged with helping new freshmen acclimate to campus. Freshman Mentors will be focusing on connecting with these students via phone, email, p2p networks and face-to-face throughout the academic year and helping them adjust to campus life.

- First Year Center Staff – (summer/academic year part-time work)
The First Year Center (FYC) Staff will be planning and implementing academic and social programming to successfully engage new freshmen in their classes and ithe campus community. FYC Staff will be working on a daily basis within the FYC and with Freshman Mentors to create programs and facilitate mentoring.

We have had amazing student groups in the past two years and we hope that with your help, we can have an even better group of students for the coming year. If you know of a student that you feel would make a great Campus Ambasador, please encourage them to apply for one of our positions.

You can see further information about the CA program, the application for students to apply and more at...

Attached to this email, you will find a CA flier. Please feel free to distribute this to your students or hang on your office door to help promote the program. If you would like fliers, posters, or someone to speak to your class about the CA program, please let us know, we'd be more then happy to provide you with recruitment materials and speakers.

If you have further questions about the Campus Ambassador program please feel free to call or email me. I can be reached at 414-229-6899 or at

Best Regards,
Tobiah Deutsch