The Career Ambassador Team is a group of para-professional Duke students trained to assist peers with the career development process. Ambassadors can assist by critiquing resumes and cover letters, advising on how to use pertinent resources, connecting students with employers and alumni, and more. Career Ambassadors go through extensive training with Career Center advisers to be able to provide quality services.
• Application Deadline: (February)
• Submit your application materials in CareerConnections.
• Interviews will be offered at the Career Center. Students will be notified of application status via email on a rolling basis.
• Career Ambassadors will be selected and notified early in March.
• Training and welcome activities for Ambassadors will be held late March.
The Career Ambassador Team program contributes to the Duke University Career Center's mission to support the career development of Duke students. Career Ambassadors make a campus-wide impact by providing guidance to their peers, creating and sustaining campus and external partnerships, serving as career development role models, encouraging reflection and exploration, and connecting students with resources for success in their professional endeavors. Ambassadors' efforts strengthen the Career Center's communication and engagement with the undergraduate community.
Career Ambassadors will be rising Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors who enjoy working on teams and pitching in for the good of the group/organization. They will demonstrate good communication and time management skills and be open to giving and receiving constructive feedback to/from peers and staff. Ambassadors offer enthusiasm, dependability, willingness to learn, and openness to new ideas and are willing and able to prioritize a leadership commitment to the Career Center.
Ambassadors will develop advising, leadership, team building, networking, and presentation skills. They will receive personalized attention from a career adviser mentor while making new friends and getting to know the Career Center staff. They develop job/internship search skills and craft a great resume. They have the opportunity to connect with employers interested in recruiting Duke students and make a difference in the lives of their peers.