Becoming an Ambassador
Pre-Professional Student Ambassadors (PPSA) work directly with the Pre-Professional
Advising Office (PPAO) to establish and build an inclusive community for pre-health
and pre-law students at UGA. The role of a PPSA is to connect students to campus resources,
professional development opportunities, and support/guidance. Additionally, they will
promote the Pre-Professional Advising Office across campus and work with campus partners
for collaboration and outreach.
Ambassadors are selected to serve on one of two committees. The Orientation Committee is responsible for tabling at the summer orientation resource fairs. The Campus Engagement Committee is active during the fall and spring semesters and is responsible for collaborating with partners across campus to build networks and
organize campus engagement activities. Orientation Committee members are invited to
join the Campus Engagement Committee, if they wish. All committees will report directly
to the Pre-Professional Advising Office.
Your two options:
- As a PPSA Orientation Ambassador, you will commit to your fair share of staffing the PPAO table at the summer orientation
resource fairs at the Tate Student Center. We anticipate your commitment to be 5-7 fairs for about two hours in the morning. You will sign up for fairs as your schedule permits. You will also commit to 10 hours in the fall and 10 hours in the spring for peer support and guidance to pre-professional students in your pre-professional
area. These drop-in hours will be offered in 1-hour Zoom sessions, with 10 hours spread
across the months of September - November, and 10 hours spread across the months of
January - April. You will set the schedule of your drop-in hours.
- As a PPSA Campus Engagement Ambassador, you will commit to a minimum of 15 hours fall semester and 15 hours spring semester participating in meetings and events sponsored by the PPSA or PPAO. You will also commit to 10 hours in the fall and 10 hours in the spring for peer support and guidance to pre-professional students in your pre-professional area. These drop-in hours will be offered in 1-hour sessions, with 10 hours spread across the months of September - November, and 10 hours spread across the months of January - April. You will set the schedule of your drop-in hours. The total commitment expected from Campus Engagement Ambassadors is 25 hours per semester.
There will be three Lead Ambassador positions available to apply for within this application. Positions will be Orientation Committee Lead Ambassador, Campus Engagement Committee Pre-Health Lead Ambassador, and Campus Engagement Committee Pre-Law Lead Ambassador. The Lead Ambassador roles will be responsible for leading their teams and taking on administrative responsibilities. Along with the hours requirements for the program, Lead Ambassadors will be expected to fulfill up to an additional 20 hours per semester of administrative responsibilities during their period of active leadership.
Other leadership positions are:
- Social Media Professional for Pre-Health and Social Media Professional for Pre-Law (2 positions) - These roles will be responsible for posting regularly on our various social media platforms, creating content, and should be familiar with Canva and other creative media.
- Resource Library Assistant – this role will assist in maintaining the resource library.
- Study Abroad Liaison – this role will promote the PPAO study abroad opportunities by tabling at fairs and creating marketing materials, as needed.
- Pre-Health PPSA Newsletter Editor – this role will manage the weekly newsletter that promotes PPSA peer support and events, pre-health club events, and community opportunities.
Applicant Eligibility Requirements:
- Must be a Pre-Professional student with at least 30 hours of graded coursework by the end of spring, 2024. AP credit is not graded coursework.
- Minimum GPA of 3.6 overall (Pre-Law) and 3.6 science GPA (Pre-Health). Transcripts will be reviewed.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
- PPSA Orientation Ambassador Committee members must commit to being in Athens during the summer of 2024 and must be available for UGA orientation sessions.
We look for candidates who:
- Have enthusiasm for UGA and their pre-professional field.
- Work well with diverse groups and individuals.
- Can memorize and present information accurately and concisely.
- Are able to maintain confidentiality.
- Have good communication skills both oral and written.
- Have experience with social media and digital platforms.
- Bring diversity to the program.
- Are team players.
Applications are accepted starting at 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2024 through 8:00 a.m. Friday, February 23, 2024.