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5 Questions with a CED Ambassador

Julianne Britt
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College of Education ambassadors are leaders and serve as professional liaisons for the college with regards to recruitment, campus events and service.

With information sessions this week and the application deadline right around the corner, we want to take the opportunity to highlight this program by spotlighting one of its students. We talked to Julianne Britt, ’16, in Middle Grades Science Education.

 

Why did you choose to apply to be a CED ambassador?
I chose to become a CED ambassador so I could become more involved with the college itself. I truly value the impact the CED has made on my future, and I wanted to be able to contribute something of myself to it. As soon as I heard about the program I immediately applied and I have enjoyed it ever since!

 

What were some of your favorite activities you attended as an ambassador?
My favorite types of activities I attended as an ambassador were anything dealing with informational panels! Whether I was attending one as an audience member or a speaker, panels always offered me the chance to really learn about which ever topic was being presented on from people who really knew what they were talking about.

 

What was your most memorable moment while volunteering?
My most memorable moment volunteering as an ambassador was during a summer at a new student orientation. I was on a panel of several other ambassadors, and we were asked to speak to incoming students about things we wished we had known before coming to NC State. That was my favorite event! I loved getting to see all of the new faces that would soon be joining us, and I felt great knowing that I was helping calm their nerves in what ever way possible.

 

How do you think this experience will impact your career in teaching?

Being a CED ambassador has shown me how to communicate with people in any situation. As a teacher, I will be communicating with students, parents, and administrators on a daily basis and for various reasons; however, through the ambassador program I have attended workshops and engaged in real-time practice of the skills necessary to do this well. I am confident that I will be a much more polished and professional teacher due to my experiences as an ambassador.

 

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of applying?

My advice to anyone thinking of applying to be a CED ambassador would be to do it without hesitation! Being more involved in the college will only be a positive experience for you. The friendships, knowledge and experiences I have from this program will forever be something I look back fondly on from my time at NC State.


Information Sessions in 500 Poe Hall:

  • Tuesday, March 15: 12:30-1:00 P.M.
  • Wednesday, March 16: 3:00– 3:30 P.M.
  • Thursday, March 17: 9:30– 10:00 A.M.
All students who are interested must be in attendance to an information session to receive application. For more information, contact Audrey Fulton: (919)515-0597, abpiotro@ncsu.edu