Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

Student Career Ambassador Program

Join an elite group of your peers that allows you to network with leading tech companies.

"Becoming a Student Career Ambassador is a wonderful opportunity to navigate networking, while also developing a professional network and soft skills in the process."
Kristin DiMatteo
Employer Relations and Career Development Coordinator

about the program

Student Career Ambassadors will be responsible for assisting with professional development events at the rate of $12.00/hourIn addition, Student Career Ambassadors will represent HU to the community and serve as a liaison to promote events, workshops, and opportunities to other students.  

Through this program, Student Career Ambassadors will have the opportunity to network with various companies and individuals during these events and work closely with the Career Services & Professional Development teams. Ultimately, being a Student Career Ambassador is a wonderful opportunity for resume building and networking, while making some extra money. 

Throughout the year, Student Career Ambassadors will help with various events and projects, such as:

  • Large summits and events
  • Tech sponsor events
  • Event set up
  • Special projects, such as data entry, website design and content updates, market analysis, etc. 

 

roles & responsibilities

Student Career Ambassadors will be the “face” of HU for major events. As such, they will guide attendees throughout the university.  

Throughout their shifts, each student will be stationed in 1-2 areas. Typically, Student Ambassadors can sign up for hour increments between 7:00 am and the end of the conference.  

Duties include: 

  1. “Badging” attendees on the elevators. 
  2. Assisting attendees in finding conference meeting rooms, the elevators, stairs, food and beverages, etc.  
  3. Answering common questions (FAQs provided).  
  4. Assisting the meeting planners with various logistics-related issues.  
  5. Acting as a “room owner,” bringing up PowerPoint presentations, alerting AV/Facilities if there are issues, etc.  

Application & Selection Process

To apply for the 2019-2020 school year:

1.)  Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements.

  • Must be a Harrisburg University student, with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Attend Harrisburg University fall and spring semesters and have availability to work over winter break, spring break, and directly after the semester has ended for specific events. (Dates will be provided a head of time.) 
  • Must be in good standing academically and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. 
  • Demonstrated positive attitude and strong work ethic. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills in a fast-paced environment

2.)  Complete the application and email it to Career Services@HarrisburgU.edu by Sunday, November 17. 

  • Prepare to be interviewed between November 18 and 22.
  • Receive formal notice of selection by September 23.
  • Attend one orientation during the week of November 13.

educational outcomes

The Student Career Ambassador Program is a paid position, but Career Ambassadors also benefit significantly from participating in the program. The Educational Outcomes include: 

  • Leadership opportunities which provide additional experience in professional events and develop relationships with school administrators on all levels. 
  • Resume enhancement occurs as a direct result of involvement in leadership and professional summits which reflect positively on both applications for future employment.  
  • Letters of recommendation may be made available to Career Ambassadors.  
  • Networking opportunities with many outside organizations and companies that can build into future employment.  
  • Improvement in interpersonal skills and professionalism, by providing positive costumer service experiences during events.  
  • Working with many renowned experts in various fields which develops a worldly knowledge of issues, concerns, and topics covered in our summits and events.  
  • Invitation to participate in further leadership opportunities, such as student panels during professional events.  

scheduling & Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, as opportunities become available, links to password protected Google Docs will be posted here. (Password to be provided at Orientation and via email.)

Student Career Ambassadors will have the opportunity to sign up for shifts in the Google Doc. 

Students please be mindful to not sign-up for shifts that conflict with your class schedule. Absences from class will not be tolerated.  

The Program Director will monitor the scheduling, ensuring that all events are covered and email the Career Ambassadors if any new event shifts are added.  

If a student is not available for a shift they have selected, they must notify the Program Director at least one (1) week prior to the event.  

 

  • GIS Day – November 13, 2019
  • Code4PA Kick-Off – Winter 2020
  • Code4PA Competition – Winter 2020
  • OneHR – March 4, 2020
  • Cisco Engage – March 5, 2020
  • PA TechCon – April 30, 2020
  • Lean in Government – May 2020

Contact us

CareerServices@HarrisburgU.edu