Become an Applied Health Sciences Ambassador

Interested in becoming an Applied Health Sciences (AHS) Ambassador?

Ambassador hiring takes place in the winter and spring terms each year. Applications are typically available in April each year.

The role

The AHS Ambassador team is a group of trained and highly motivated Applied Health Sciences undergraduate students who represent the faculty and their programs. The team members will be available to prospective undergraduate students to provide them with personal, engaging, informational, and positive connections to their program(s) of interest, AHS, and the University of Waterloo.

AHS Ambassadors will be invited to represent their program for one to three terms (two or more terms preferred), with the option to continue as they are able.

The AHS Ambassador team is supported by, and accountable to, the Undergraduate Recruitment Co-ordinator and the Student Relations Officer in the Dean of Applied Health Sciences office.

As an AHS Ambassador, you will

  • Gain valuable leadership experience.
  • Be the “face” of Waterloo Applied Health Sciences and your program for prospective students. You will do this by:
    • ​Participating in on- and off-campus recruitment events as a lead volunteer, tour guide, presenter, or student panel member (for example, Ontario Universities’ Fair, Fall Open House, March Break Open House, and You @ Waterloo Day)
    • Being available to prospective students for a few hours throughout the term – providing them with short tours, allowing them to shadow you on a school day, connecting with them via email and social media.
    • Assisting with additional recruitment initiatives such as calling campaigns, note-writing campaigns, visits to high schools, etc.
  • Monitor your contact with prospective students and provide that information to the Undergraduate Recruitment Co-ordinator for assessment purposes.
  • Be a positive role model for prospective students, representing the high-quality leaders that AHS attracts.
  • Participate in training.
  • Have fun connecting with prospective students – being honest and sharing your experiences.

Other opportunities in which you may wish to participate

  • Focus groups on recruitment strategy, or act as a facilitator for focus groups.

  • Help brainstorm and design marketing pieces (web, video, apparel and swag, and print materials) to support recruitment strategies.

  • Testing recruitment tactics.

  • Anything else that you think you can offer to the team that will help prospective students make informed choices and feel connected and supported.

Requirements

  • 2A student (at time of first volunteer term) or higher.

  • Majoring in Health Studies, Kinesiology, Public Health, Recreation & Leisure Studies, Recreation & Sport Business, Therapeutic Recreation, or Tourism Development.

  • Must be registered in classes, or have a co-op position locally, on terms for which you are volunteering.

  • Satisfactory, or higher, standing in your program.

  • Friendly, with an attitude of wanting to help.

  • Commitment to your program, and AHS’s aspiration to attract the highest quality students and build a healthy future.

  • An understanding of the responsibility of the role you are undertaking – for example, considering your online persona and what it says about you.

  • Volunteer commitment of one to two terms. It is expected that students will spend 12-25 hours per term on the various recruitment initiatives described above.

  • Attend mandatory training, or make alternate arrangements if unavailable for the training session(s).

Apply

We are currently accepting applications from students majoring in Public Health and the four Recreation majors. Apply for the AHS ambassador team. We will be accepting applications for the 2020/2021 academic year in April 2020.

Questions

Please direct questions to the Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator.