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Graduate Student Ambassadors

Who We Are

The purpose of the Graduate Student Ambassador role is to represent the College of Education’s graduate programs in an effort to attract and retain a diverse student body reflective of the needs of the state of North Carolina and beyond.

Graduate Ambassadors

  • Inform prospective students about NC State and the College of Education
  • Commit to opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the College
  • Assist with important NC State and College of Education programs and events
  • Personalize the College by making participants feel welcome, comfortable, and positive about NC State and the College of Education by demonstrating sincerity, enthusiasm, credibility, interest, and helpfulness

Request Student Ambassadors for an Event

If you are a College of Education faculty or staff member and it would be helpful for Graduate Student Ambassadors to volunteer for your event, you can email Graduate Student Services at Please allow at least one week’s notice when requesting student leader volunteers.

Apply to be a Graduate Student Ambassador

Are you interested in applying to become a Graduate Student Ambassador? The application opens again in Spring 2024. If you have further questions about the application process, please contact Dr. Alex Kappus.

To be eligible to apply, interested students must be:

  • In good standing with NC State University and the College of Education
  • Experience providing excellent customer service in a welcoming environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with prospective students
  • Successful completion of the Graduate Ambassador training program
  • Demonstrated interest in and experience working with diverse populations of students
  • Ability to dedicate time to two events and one training per semester
  • Committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Pride for NC State and College of Education
  • Good oral and written communication skill
  • Ability to present effectively and communicate to varying audiences
  • The ability to be self-motivated, friendly and relatable
  • Willingness and ability to actively participate
  • Supreme experience in public relations (meeting people, public speaking, representing the College), which develops the skills

This is an unpaid volunteer position. In return for their service, Ambassadors receive:

  • Leadership development experience
  • A professional headshot
  • Exclusive networking opportunities
  • Featured spotlights on the College of Education website
  • Possible supplemental conference funding
  • Recognition at completion of service upon graduation
  • New Graduate Student Orientation
  • Graduate Student Open Houses
  • College of Education Info Sessions
  • Alumni engagement events
  • Graduation