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Admissions Ambassadors

Welcome to the Undergraduate Admissions Ambassadors’ homepage!

We are generally the first and often the only contact prospective students and their families have when interacting with our University.  This interaction often gives them their only impression of Montclair State University.  We are the face of Montclair State University.

Ever wondered who the Admissions Ambassadors really were? Want to know what we do?

As Ambassadors of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Montclair State University, we are part of an elite group of students whose goal is to provide the best possible experience to our guests while visiting our campus.   We play a major part in the University’s efforts to recruit a diverse student body which will benefit from our comprehensive undergraduate curricula and rich campus life community.

As Ambassadors, we assist prospective students and their families in their college search process when it pertains to Montclair State University.  In an effort to present all that Montclair State has to offer, we lead daily campus tours for prospective students and their families.  Additionally, we assist the professional staff of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by facilitating campus wide open house programs, scholar days, freshman welcome programs, and a variety of other on and off campus programs.  We operate the visit center by answering questions over the phone, via email and in person.  We assist prospective students with the application process and assist the Admissions staff with the processing of applications and incoming mail.

Apply to be an Admissions Ambassador

If you are interested in becoming an Admissions Ambassador for the spring 2022 term, you can complete our Admissions Ambassador Interest Survey.

For more information on the position, please continue to read more below.

Ambassador Requirements

First Semester

  • Minimum Weekly Time Commitment
    • 6 hours a week for training/office work/tours during designated time slots
    • Attend and work Open Houses/Accepted Student Days
    • Attend and work 3 additional events (either on or off campus)
    • Attend and work 3 Saturday tours
    • Attend the regularly scheduled mandatory meetings each month (if any)
    • Complete all surveys by the deadline
  • Requirements
    • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Expectations
      Students that are:
      • articulate, outgoing, and enthusiastic
      • resourceful and pro-active
      • willing to learn more about the university and its programs
      • reliable and responsible

Second Semester

  • Minimum Weekly Time Commitment
    • 5-6 hours a week for training/office work/tours
    • Attend and work Open Houses/Accepted Student Days
    • Attend and work 3 additional events (either on or off campus)
    • Attend and work 3 Saturday tours
    • Attend the regularly scheduled mandatory meetings each month (if any)
    • Complete all surveys by the deadline
  • Requirements
    • Must have successfully completed First Semester Ambassador certification process
    • Minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Expectations
      Students that are:
      • articulate, outgoing, and enthusiastic
      • resourceful and pro-active
      • willing to learn more about the university and its programs
      • reliable and responsible

Benefits Include

  • Priority registration
  • Resume building
  • Possible references
  • Social and professional networking possibilities
  • Customer service experience and skill building
  • Team-building skills
  • Opportunities to participate in on-campus events such as Open House, Homecoming and more as well as off-campus events such as college fairs.
  • Development of communication and leadership skills

Ambassador Types

Ambassador

  • Minimum Weekly Time Commitment
    • Weekly time commitment options (for office work, training others and tours)
      • 6 Hours
        • 3 Hour Office Shift
        • 3 Hour Tour Shift
    • Responsible for the training of first and second semester Ambassadors
    • Attend and work all Open Houses/Accepted Student Days
    • Attend and work 3 additional events (either on or off campus)
    • Attend and work 3 Saturday tours
    • Attend the regularly scheduled mandatory meetings each month(if any)
    • Complete all surveys by the deadline
  • Requirements
    • Minimum GPA of 2.75
    • Must have successfully completed the First Semester and Second Semester Ambassador programs
  • Expectations
      Students that are:
      • articulate, outgoing, and enthusiastic
      • resourceful and pro-active
      • willing to learn more about the university and its programs
      • reliable and responsible
      • willing to train and evaluate others
      • knowledgeable of the workings of the Admissions Office
  • Monetary compensation
    • First Semester Ambassador – Voluntary
    • Paid through one stipend at the end of the semester
    • Second and Future Semester Ambassador – pay varies based on the amount of hours and experience

Executive Ambassador

  • Minimum Weekly Time Commitment
    • Minimum 12 hours a week for office work, training others, tours and meetings.
    • Attend and work all Open Houses
    • Run 4 Saturday tours
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned
    • Complete all surveys by the deadline
  • Requirements
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Must have successfully completed 3 semesters as an Admissions Ambassador
    • Must display superior leadership, organizational, writing and public speaking skills
    • Must have a superior understanding of the workings of the Admissions Office
  • Expectations
      Students that are:
      • articulate, outgoing, and enthusiastic
      • resourceful and pro-active
      • reliable and responsible
      • willing to learn more about the university and its programs
      • willing to train, evaluate and delegate tasks to others
      • willing to be an advocate/liaison for fellow Ambassadors in communications with superiors, other Ambassadors, Admissions staff, university staff, university guests, and other associates of the university.