Student Ambassador - Trojan Ambassador

Engage Your Future: Be a Trojan Ambassador

Purpose of the Program:
The purpose of the Student Ambassador Program is to extend Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) students the opportunity to promote and enhance leadership skills. Trojan Ambassadors will polish interpersonal communication skills while engaging with prospective students and families, community members, and ACM administration. The Student Ambassador Program is a selective program designed to create a variety of opportunities that will have long-lasting value for future leaders. Trojan Ambassadors are eligible to receive a $500 scholarship award per academic semester.

Requirements & Responsibilities of a Trojan Ambassador:
Trojan Ambassadors are requested to be available to volunteer up to 2 hours per week on average (30 hours per semester) contributing in related activities as listed below. Ambassadors must conduct themselves with positivity and professionalism as a representative of Allegany College of Maryland. Trojan Ambassadors are selected on a semester basis. All Trojan Ambassadors must re-apply every semester to be considered for continuation in the program.
• Serve as a campus tour guide (virtually and in person) to provide invaluable insight to visitors and prospective students and families
• Present on academic major (open houses, virtual sessions, high school visits, social media Live Q&A)
• May travel with college recruiter for a high school visit/presentation
• May travel with college recruiter to a college/career fair
• Participate in college open house events
• Post on social media as part of “Student Takeovers”
• Speak to middle school and high school students in a variety of settings on and off campus
• Attend recruitment virtual information sessions
• Provide a testimonial (written and video)
• Participate in student photo shoots
• Give feedback on how ACM can improve recruitment tactics
• Appear in college promotional materials (publications, website, advertisements)
• Participate in monthly ambassador meetings
• Assist as a student greeter in the Thomas Welcome Center, Welcome Tables, and other areas on campus

Note: Trojan Ambassadors will receive an ACM jacket and shirt, which are required to be worn during all campus tours and recruitment events.

Criteria to apply to be a Trojan Ambassador:
Be 18 years of age or older
Completed at least 12 college credits at ACM (after high school/non-early college credits)
In good academic and disciplinary standing
Have and maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0
Passionate about Allegany College of Maryland and value of attending a community college
Demonstrate a positive attitude, enthusiasm, strong work ethic, and ability to work individually and as part of a team
Exhibit commitment, leadership, and ability to successfully carry out the responsibilities of the position
Flexible, dependable, outgoing, committed to positive change
Enjoys meeting, motivating and working collaboratively with others
Trustworthy, honest, reliable
Submit Scholarship Application through Academic Works
Submit Letter of Recommendation from ACM Faculty or Staff Member
Agree to interview with the Student Ambassador Selection Committee
Complete Student Ambassador Program Training

Supplemental Questions
  1. Why would you like to serve as a Trojan Ambassador?
  2. Tell us why you are passionate about Allegany College of Maryland.
  3. When speaking with future students and families why would you recommend attending a community college over (or before) enrolling at a four-year college/university?
  4. Are you 18 years old or older?
  5. Have you completed at least 12 college credits at ACM (after high school/non-early college credits)?
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