2017-2018 Bridge to Clemson Orientation Ambassador Selection

Thank you for your interest in being an Orientation Ambassador for the Bridge to Clemson Program!

Bridge Orientation Ambassadors (OA's) are enthusiastic individuals who have successfully crossed the bridge to Clemson and want to help future Bridge students get acclimated with the program during summer orientation. Ambassadors will interact with future Bridge students and their families by sharing their experiences at Tri-County Technical College, Clemson University, and the residential environment and will facilitate various aspects of the orientation session. It is a fun and exciting role where you have the opportunity to make a positive impact on future Bridge students and their overall experience.

Qualifications
Ambassadors must be current Clemson students that have successfully crossed the bridge or current Bridge students that are on track to complete the Bridge academic requirements by the end of the May 2016 term. Applicants must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher and be in good conduct standing. Academic and conduct records will be reviewed to ensure these requirements are successfully met.

Availability
All ambassadors must be available from 7:30 am-7:00 pm during the 2017 Bridge to Clemson Orientation days:

  • Thursday, June 8
  • Monday, June 12
  • Tuesday, June 13
  • Thursday, June 15
  • Monday, June 19
  • Tuesday, June 20
  • Thursday, June 22
  • Tuesday, June 27
  • Tuesday, July 11
  • Thursday, July 13

Ambassadors must also be available for three training sessions: Tuesday, March 28; Tuesday, April 11; and Tuesday, June 6.

Compensation
Ambassadors will earn $10 an hour for approximately 25 hours a week during the orientation season. Clemson on-campus housing will be provided, as needed.

Application Process
Applicants should complete an application and submit a faculty/staff recommendation form no later than Monday, January 23, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Returning ambassador applicants will need to complete only the returning ambassador application.

The application and faculty/staff recommendation form can be dropped off at the Bridge Programs Office in Anderson Hall 111 or emailed to acromer6@tctc.edu. Please note that by submitting your application, you are granting permission for the Bridge program staff to verify your current academic standing, including your current GPA and student conduct records with TCTC and Clemson University.

Once candidates have successfully submitted their application and recommendation form, they will be contacted to participate in a group interview occurring the week of January 30-February 2, 2017. Candidates will be contacted at the email provided on the application with further information.

Returning Orientation Ambassador candidates will also participate in the group interviews.

All candidates will be notified via email regarding their status after the group interviews. Candidates selected for an individual interview based on their qualifications, the contents of their application and participation in the group interviews, will be contacted to schedule their individual interview, which will occur February 17-24, 2017.

In order to be considered for this position, you must have completed and submitted the application and ensured that your recommendation form has been submitted by Monday, January 23, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

2017-2018 Ambassador Selection Timeline
December 14 - Orientation Ambassador Applications Open
January 23 - Applications Close
January 30-February 2 - Group Interviews
February 17-24 - Selected Candidates Interviewed
March 3 - Offer Letters Sent Out Via Email
March 17 - Ambassador Acceptance Letters Due to the Bridge to Clemson Office
March 28 - Orientation Ambassador Training Session 1
April 11 - Orientation Ambassador Training Session 2
June 6 - Orientation Ambassador Training Session 3

For questions about the Bridge to Clemson Orientation Ambassador Position or overall application process, please contact Amy Cromer, Coordinator of Academic Support, at acromer6@tctc.edu or 864-646-1609.

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