Chancellor’s Student Ambassadors
A select group of student leaders, our Chancellor’s Student Ambassadors (CSAs) represent UWRF in a variety of capacities. CSAs are enthusiastic and proud while playing a vital role in the success of the university, particularly in their dedication to student success and connection. A CSA appointment comes with perks, including scholarships, campus exposure, professional development and networking opportunities. Explore below to learn more about becoming a CSA.
Applications are being sought for new CSA members that will officially begin with the organization in fall 2024. The application will be available in Handshake and will be accepted until noon on March 18, 2024.
A complete application in Handshake includes:
1. Application form (located within the posting in Handshake), including responses to the additional questions and list of two references.
As a CSA, you'll develop a wide range of beneficial and transferable skills! Employers and graduate schools are looking for more than just good grades - they want to see community involvement, service and experience in leadership roles. As a CSA, you'll experience:
- Campus exposure. CSAs are some of the most visible and well-known students on campus.
- Professional growth opportunities. Develop leadership skills and enhance your professional resume.
- Experience in public relations (meeting people, public speaking, representing UWRF). This experience helps develop skills and confidence vital to future success in job interviews and career advancement.
- Opportunities to work with and learn from professionals. CSAs work closely with UWRF staff and administration, including the Chancellor, the Director of Alumni Relations and the Director of Career Services, broadening contacts and developing connections.
- Career development. Participate in community involvement and service opportunities.
- Rewards for your effort. Earn a $200 scholarship per semester.
We know that our CSAs are students first and CSAs second. So while we expect hard work and commitment, we make certain that your CSA functions can easily fit into your class and study schedules. CSAs are expected to commit to:
- 20 hours (minimum) per semester assisting with events and other on- and off-campus activities.
- One hour every other week for meetings when classes are in session.
- Dedication to the group and ability to commit the necessary time.
- Sincere desire to represent UWRF.
- Ability to adapt to a variety of situations.
- Ability to work well with others.
- Ability to make a positive first impression with enthusiasm and positivity.
It is important to note that we don't expect you to have polished skills in all these areas, but simply a desire to learn and grow! We provide extensive training to all incoming CSAs that will help you deepen and expand these skill sets.
As a CSA, you’ll help build bridges within our campus community and beyond. There are so many amazing things you and your fellow CSAs will get to do. Examples of engagements include, but aren't limited to:
- Chancellor’s events
- Alumni Association events
- Foundation events and board activities
- VIP campus visitor events
- Networking events in the Twin Cities
- St. Croix Paddle Boat Cruise
- Professional sporting events
- Holiday receptions
- Move-In Day activities
- Career and Internship Fair
- Alumni Awards receptions
- Career Services Networking events
- And more…