Outstanding Students Join the Ambassador Program
16 May 2011
Twelve students from the University of Sydney Business School have successfully made it through a tough round of interviews to join nine of their peers as Student Ambassadors.The Ambassador Program which has been running successfully since 2009 is an initiative aiming to engage a team of outstanding students to represent the Business School at a number of internal and external events. The newly appointed ambassadors had a chance to get acquainted with each other, and their new roles at a training session held recently.
The Student Ambassador Program is not just a form of employment, but an opportunity to be involved in key Business School activities and events across the whole year. As Ambassadors, the students will have the chance to attend and participate in local tertiary careers and information days, high school visits, orientation week activities, and mini lectures, as well as be a part of the School's publication content.
Ema Karavdic found the training session a great chance to meet her fellow ambassadors in a relaxed environment, and is most looking forward to the challenge of helping people with important decisions about their education, and learning how to deal with situations effectively, she said; "I look forward to learning more about the University and involving myself in its diverse community. But mostly, I look forward to completing these tasks with the other uni ambassadors. Even after our first day at training, it was unanimous that after working, playing and studying together, we plan to be the best of friends."
At the training session, returning ambassadors highlighted the importance of offering relevant and relatable insight to school leavers as they transition into life as a student of the Business School. Many also provided crucial information on courses offered, the history of the University of Sydney Business School, as well as sharing the kinds of opportunities which have arisen as a result of their experiences as ambassadors.
First year Commerce/Law student, Will Ma, was lucky enough to be selected as a representative of the Business School for 2011, and is looking forward to being an active participant not only in the classroom but in tertiary evenings, social, and networking events. Many of the events see key industry professionals invited as guests which means the ambassadors are exposed to countless networking opportunities.
"I am looking forward to working closely with the new ambassadors who are all very energetic and enthusiastic about representing the Business School. The chance to go out to the public and to talk to people from different backgrounds and from all walks of life is also something I would enjoy from this program".