How to Become an Ambassador

Ambassadors are selected each spring in coordination with the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership’s Student Leader Selection. At the conclusion of Student Leader Selection, 24 outstanding students will be selected to serve as UAB Ambassadors.

Membership is open to all UAB students (undergraduate or graduate) enrolled fulltime and have completed 12 hours at UAB prior to applying. Ambassadors are also required to maintain a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment each semester during their year of service. Applicants must have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative UAB grade point average.

Collectively, the Ambassadors maintain a 3.8 cumulative GPA. Academics are a priority of this elite group of student leaders and GPA is considered when selecting new members.

Ambassadors selected for service will participate in training during the spring semester and start official duties at Spring Commencement. Ambassadors are given preference if able to work over the summer semester.

While the Ambassadors are a premier leadership organization, the task-specific role is often simple yet time-consuming. Prospective candidates must be prepared to hold doors, greet guests, smile and welcome patrons, check-in guests, etc. 

 

Ambassador Interest Form


Requirements To Apply

  • Must have completed 12 hours at UAB prior to applying
  • Maintain a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment each semester during the upcoming academic year
  • Must have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative UAB GPA during upcoming academic year
  • Must be available to serve a full academic year
  • Ability to meet weekly on Wednesdays at 5:15 (March - April, Fall, Spring)

EXPECTATIONS

  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester once selected
  • Participate in Spring training and start official duties at Spring Commencement
  • Work at least half of the summer semester
  • Arrive in the appropriate (provided) uniform, on-time, and with a smile to all assigned events

TIME COMMITTMENT

Membership in this organization starts in March and concludes in April of the following year. Members are expected to attend weekly meetings and complete approximately 60 hours of service in the fall & spring semesters (20 in summer). Additionally, members are required to complete trainings and attend retreats as scheduled by the organization’s leadership.

SKILL DEVELOPMENT

As a result of serving on this organization, members will enhance their development of the following skills:

  • Practical Leadership & Management Skills
  • Civic Identity & Commitment to Service
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Professionalism

As a member of this organization, students will be able to:

  • Develop professional connections with UAB faculty/staff that request Ambassador assistance
  • Improve oral communication skills as event hosts through networking and small talk
  • Enhance problem solving skills on assignment by addressing patron concerns/responding accordingly
  • Heighten time management skills and enhance professionalism
  • Connect with a team of 23 other Ambassadors through weekly meetings, assignments, and other tasks