Overview of the Career Ambassadors’
The Office of Career Development implemented the Career Ambassador program in August 2012. This program consists of a team of students who are leaders at NSU and who are enthusiastic and outgoing while promoting the many resources the career office offers. The purpose of the Career Ambassador program is to bring awareness and market the Office of Career Development at NSU. The Career Ambassadors serve as leaders to spread the word peer to peer at NSU. The Career Ambassadors support the mission and vision of the office, which is to support NSU students and alumni in the implementation of successful career plans from choosing a direction to securing employment or continuing their education through consulting, partnership with employers and faculty. The Office of Career Development strives to educate students and alumni.
The Career Ambassador program not only builds a student-to-student connection for the office, but also helps mold and shape the leaders of NSU. Through this program, students that are picked to be career ambassadors learn a variety of resources that not only assist fellow students but themselves. Career ambassadors create and use target events to help students from various majors and years. As an Ambassador, one is not only learning what he/she needs for their own professional goals, but helping create the NSU experience for others in order to take full advantage of the resources available for NSU students.
Each Career Ambassador will have their designed roles, but all of the career ambassadors share these responsibilities:
- Attend and support career-related events and programs
- Serve as a “buddy” to visit the Office of Career Development and career related events
- Inform students about career services; make classroom announcements, meet with student organizations, attend NSU career events, etc.
- Create pre-event buzz on campus by handing out flyers, making announcements, etc.
- Use promotion tactics such as social media and tabling at events such as SEA Thursday, etc.
- Take photos or videos of events and post on the career social media outlets
Meet the Career Ambassdors:
My name is Vanessa Matamoros and I am from Port St. Lucie, Florida. I am a sophomore at Nova Southeastern University with a major in Biology and a minor in Business. Aside from being in the Honors Program and participating in the Super Sharks Program this past year, I have become involved in various clubs such as the Pre-Dental Society and Operation Smile. After I complete my undergraduate years at Nova, I plan to attend dental school and eventually become a pediatric dentist. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading, playing the piano, and playing sports such as soccer and tennis.
Major: Communications and Theatre
My name is Stacy Gaspard and I’m a Senior Commuter student from Pembroke Pines, Florida. I am currently double majoring in Communications and Theatre with a minor in Spanish. Throughout my undergraduate career, I have been involved in various aspects of the university from Community Program Director and DJ at Radio X to Orientation Leader, to Student Ambassador at the Office of Undergraduate admissions. I am pursuing a career in the entertainment career with hopes of becoming an on-camera TV personality for E-News. Last year, I attended New York University after being accepted to the spring in New York program. That one semester in New York City assuaged any worries or doubts I had about my goals and further solidified my dreams. Knowing how passionate I am about this industry, I would love to help other students to find and embrace their very own zeal. As career ambassador, I am here to assist students to find internships and various opportunities for the hard to break into industries.
In my spare time, I enjoy serving my community, both on-campus at NSU as well as off. I have done food drives, clothing distributions, musical volunteer efforts of voice and violin, as well as soup kitchens. As I journey through my college years and transition into my career, I will continue in the state of mind of a student by carefully listening and observing so that I can discover more about our continually changing world and deliver optimal care and service to my patients in the medical field. I am confident that one day I will speak all my aspirations into existence because I greatly believe possibilities are endless. My dreams include, but are not limited to establishing myself as a physician, a well-known poet, and songwriter/singer.
I’ve spend my time here at NSU giving time and enthusiasm to the student on-campus activities here on campus and pursuing a degree here at NSU and a career in the medical field, even as a commuter. As a commuter, I believe students shouldn’t just come for the classes, but make the most of their undergraduate year and making the mark here at NSU and there is so much to offer. I’ve been a part of NSU’s psychology club because I absolutely love learning new things about our mind and enjoy the lectures. I’ve also been a part of the Office of Student Activities as a fully committed member of NSU S.E.A. Board by volunteering for SEA Thursdays, Homecoming Week, cultural events on-campus, and I try my best to spread the word around campus for NSU students. I’ve always had a passion to volunteer on and off-campus for students, even since high school. After graduating from high school, I try my best to give my time in volunteering and making my mark here at NSU. As far as my education is concerned, I’m part of the Honors Program for two years straight now and have been taking honor classes like Chick Flicks and Chick Literature, and being part of the program has really opened many opportunities for me on campus. In my pursue of being in a medical career, I joined the Clinic Exploration Program where NSU students can observe physicians and nurses on campus at the clinics offered here and even in specialties such as Optometry, Athletic Training, Dentistry, etc. Lately, I’ve been thinking about Pediatrics because I love working with children and I feel like this could be my cup of tea. I’ve working on-campus before for almost a year as a Technical Assistant for the Alvin Sherman Library, and after taking this semester off, I’ve now been offered for the Career Ambassador Position at Office of Career Development. Using my skills and experience at NSU, I hope to help the NSU students pursue their goals, personal growth as they get closer to finishing their undergraduate year, and really make an impact in their lives.
Benefits of Becoming a Career Ambassador
This is a leadership position through the Office of Career Development, and it requires a
6-8hr/week commitment. The award for this position is $400 paid at the end of the 16-week semester.
How to Beome a CA?
The Office of Career Development is looking for motivated, dedicated, well-rounded students who love to promote services to the entire student body. Being a Career Ambassador is a great way to network and learn more about establishing a career in your chosen field, as you get the opportunity to associate with a variety of professionals both at Nova and around the community.
You can find the application at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG96bUw4eGV5RXRyRlV5YmlHQ1hYNHc6MQ.
Meet with a Career Adviser to prepare your resume!
Contact the Office of Career Development at (954) 262-7201,
Monday–Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m.−5:00 p.m.
We are located on in the Main Career Office, 4th floor of the Alvin Sherman Library, room 4036.
Drop in Advisement sessions are available!
15 minute, one-on-one session with a Career Adviser
Monday−Friday, 11:00 a.m.−1:00 p.m.
4th Floor Alvin Sherman Library, room 4036
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