Being a CLAS Student Ambassador is an exciting volunteer opportunity for Iowa undergraduate students in CLAS. Students in this position will share their experience as a student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and showcase their passion for the University of Iowa while enhancing their leadership skills.

If you are a student in the Department of Biology, please visit the Biology website for a separate application.

In this role, students will assist with recruitment activities by sharing personal experiences on student panels, assisting with Exploring Majors Fairs and supporting social media engagement to connect with prospective students and their families. The position will have a participation requirement of eight activities per semester. The team will also meet monthly for a professional development experience (with refreshments!) so students can continue growing in their role as CLAS Student Ambassadors

We will be offering professional development sessions for our student ambassadors at monthly meetings. This will include resume building, DEI training, public speaking, and more! Our monthly meetings will also help our Student Ambassadors make connections with people across departments and build a great team environment. 

Students who go above and beyond the eight activity requirement may have the opportunity to receive a Student Service Award signed by CLAS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Cornelia Lang to recognize their accomplishments as student ambassadors.

While the ambassador program is a volunteer opportunity, there are guidelines for participation. A successful candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a declared major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Participate in a minimum of 8 hours of recruitment events each semester
  • Exhibit excellent customer service skills and interact professionally with prospective students and their guests
  • Comfortable speaking in front of large groups (50-75) of prospective students and their families for student panels
  • Share experiences in a positive, yet realistic view with prospective students and guests
  • Complete mandatory university ambassador training through the Admissions office
  • Attend a mandatory team meeting for CLAS-specific training (end of the fall semester)
  • Provide semester-long commitment (opportunity to continue as an ambassador in subsequent semesters following informal performance review process with CLAS admissions counselors ) 
  • Attend monthly ambassador meetings that will include professional development and team-building activities (Held once a month while school is in session)
  • Be in good conduct standing with the University 
  • Be a current, full-time University of Iowa student (12 s.h. or more), enrolled in Spring 2024 and Fall 2024
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 while holding the position

Interested in becoming an ambassador?

  • Fill out the online application 
  • Once the application is submitted, the CLAS Admissions team will reach out to candidates for an in-person interview
  • Application Deadline: April 5, 2024


For additional information on the CLAS Student Ambassadors program, contact Kaitlin Franzen or Connor Olson.