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Gaelle Faye

Gaëlle Faye

Career Engagement Coordinator
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613-562-5800 x 2882

program overview

Ambassadors are an integral part of the Career Centre team.

They act as a key link between the Career Centre staff and the Telfer School of Management student body. An Ambassador is responsible for working closely with the staff at the Career Centre to ensure that other students are aware of all the events and programs that the Career Centre offers, as well as of how they can benefit from them.

Career Centre Ambassadors are friendly, organized, and enthusiastic individuals who want to further not only their own career development, but also that of their peers. This extracurricular activity allows Ambassadors to develop skills that certainly will be transferable to future careers.

Meet the 2018-2019 Ambassador Team. If you see them around campus, be sure to say hi!

What does an ambassador do?

  • Act as a liaison between the Career Centre and the Telfer student clubs
  • Deliver interesting and informative presentations to classes about upcoming Career Centre events
  • Volunteer at the Career Centre’s annual networking events (Telfer Connects and Telfer Networks)
  • Work with small teams on special projects
  • Help write and design the posts for the Ambassador student blog
  • Attend regular Ambassador Team Meetings (one meeting per month on average)
  • Promote upcoming Career Centre events to students from a booth in the DMS lobby during busy times of the year
  • Promote the Career Centre activities using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Conduct peer-to-peer advising on topics such as resumés, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, Career Centre services, etc.
  • Organize social activities for the Ambassador team
  • Actively participate in the Career Centre’s Financial Overseeing Committee

What can the program do for me?

  • The chance to develop and perfect your communication, presentation, teamwork, organizational, and networking skills
  • Increased exposure to potential employers
  • The opportunity to meet other students and make new friends
  • The ability to learn more about your own career goals and interests
  • Eligible for the Peter and Ann Koppel Scholarship for Excellence

Testimonials

Simone Albert

2017-2018 Co-Head Ambassador and Class of 2018 Graduate

"The Telfer Career Centre Ambassador Program gave me the opportunity to not only be a leader amongst my peers, but to make valuable connections with Telfer and the greater Ottawa community. I look back at my experiences in University and I can confidently say that the Career Centre gave me the tools and opportunities to succeed in ways no other group or organization has. 12/10 would recommend." 

How can I become an Ambassador?

Students who wish to be an Ambassador must submit their application in the spring for the following academic year. In order to be considered for the 2019-2020 academic year, you must apply in March 2019.

You need to be:

  • Entering your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year at the Telfer School of Management in September 2019
  • Willing and able to volunteer 3-4 hours per week
  • Enthusiastic, passionate and approachable (Ambassadors are a resource to other Telfer students)
  • Interested in your own career development, and knowledgeable about Career Centre events and programs
  • Responsible, punctual and organized

Application Deadline

For 2019-2020 cohort

Application are closed.

For 2020-2021 cohort

Application will open in March 2020.

How do I apply?

  1. Read the full job description
  2. Complete the online application form
  3. Be sure to submit a copy of your resumé and cover letter with the application form.
  4. Deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 academic year is Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
  5. A formal interview process will take place in the month of April 2019. Only those selected for an interview will be notified.

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