Behrend business ambassadors

Behrend Business Ambassadors pose with the group’s faculty adviser, Linda Hajec, lecturer in accounting, front row, far right, at the GE STEM Fair in Junker Center.

Behrend Business Ambassadors pose with the group’s faculty adviser, Linda Hajec, lecturer in accounting, front row, far right, at the GE STEM Fair in Junker Center.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

Who better to serve as enthusiastic representatives for a school than its own students? College students can easily relate to those in middle- and high-school, and they often want to share what they have learned on their academic journey.

That is why the Black School of Business has formed the Behrend Business Ambassadors, a volunteer organization of students trained to represent the school at outreach events, open houses, and other public events.

“Ambassadors participate in a 1-credit training class that prepares them to answer questions about School of Business topics beyond their own majors and personal experiences,” said Linda Hajec, lecturer in accounting and faculty adviser of the group.

The ambassadors came up with a fun activity to engage with attendees at the college’s recent STEM Fair for K-12 students, where they made connections that led to more outreach opportunities with local high schools.

“We’re just getting our feet wet with outreach, but I’m very encouraged by what the dozen students already involved have accomplished in just one semester since we started the program,” Hajec said.