Mission, Qualifications, and Training
Wake Tech’s Student Ambassador Program has many functions, but its primary mission is to provide role models and mentors for current and prospective students. This inspiring group of students acts as additional resources of student leaders to assist with tours, recruiting events, and graduation and pinning ceremonies.
Student Ambassadors also provide general support for Wake Tech Student Services.
The Student Ambassador program is an invitation only program.
Each spring, letters are sent out to all Wake Tech students who have successfully completed a minimum of twelve credits at the college and earned a minimum GPA of 3.2. Students who receive the letter and are interested in joining must then attend a mandatory information session, during which they receive information about the program, as well as a packet they must complete in order to be considered. The packet includes obtaining two references from Wake Tech staff or faculty members, and a short essay. After the completed packets are submitted, the Student Ambassador Committee selects candidates for interviews.
The 10-15 students who have the overall highest scores on both the packet and interview are then selected as Student Ambassadors.
Once chosen, Student Ambassadors are provided with comprehensive training. Ambassadors take part in a series of presentations and activities by John Saparilas, Associate Vice President of Student Services, Laurie Clowers, Associate Vice President of Communications and Dr. Stephen C. Scott, President. Ambassadors also receive extensive tour training, customer service training and take part in various leadership activities. Through these activities, Student Ambassadors become familiar with both the inspiring history, and the exciting future of the college.