The Black School of Business is now recruiting for new Behrend Business Ambassadors (BBAs).
We are looking for highly qualified students who want to serve as ambassadors and help promote and encourage all business disciplines. BBAs will be involved in recruiting new students, helping current students transition to college, and participating in outreach programs.
Do you want to be a Behrend Business Ambassador?
- Do you have a high level of personal and professional character?
- Do you have a willingness and passion for developing exceptional communication skills and leadership ability?
- Are you enthusiastic toward the field of business, the Black School of Business, and Penn State Behrend?
- Do you want to stand out and be known within the school?
- Are you reliable and willing to commit some of your time each semester to the goals of the ambassador program?
- Will you be graduating from Penn State Behrend's Black School of Business?
- Have you completed CAS 100? (May be completed in spring.)
If you answered “yes” to these questions, then please consider applying to the program.
Benefits of being a Behrend Business Ambassador…
- 1-credit ambassador training class (BA 297) in spring semester.
- Personal and professional development opportunities. An excellent way to add leadership and communication expertise to your résumé.
- Networking with Behrend administrators, faculty, alumni, community leaders, and industry representatives.
- Tiered stipend for every semester that you participate. (Applies after you have completed the ambassador training class and have been accepted into the Behrend Business Ambassador Program.) A stipend of $500 for completion of 30 hours of BBA service. A stipend of $300 for completion of 20 hours of BBA service. A stipend of $150 for completion of 15 hours of BBA service.
- Receive Behrend Business Ambassador apparel that will be worn at events.
- The opportunity to “leave your mark” and give back to Penn State Behrend and the Black School of Business.
- A résumé enhancing experience.
Responsibilities of a Behrend Business Ambassador…
- Register for and complete the 1-credit BA 297: Business Leadership, Communication and Outreach course. (Schedule BA 297 for spring 2019.) This class is a joint venture between Engineering and Business.
- Commit to at least two semesters of participation in the program once you have completed the course.
- Participate in a minimum of 15 hours of service per semester.
- Recruiting: Give tours during Open House events, and to special guests and industry visitors.
- Retention: Mentor incoming first-year and transfer students; participate in the First-Year Student Welcome Event.
- Outreach: Help with various outreach events including traveling to high schools. You will need your own transportation, but Penn State will reimburse you for mileage.
- Industry: Assist at events on campus such as Career Fairs or Corporate Day visit.
- Continuously work on improving your leadership and communication skills.
- Help to prioritize Behrend Business Ambassador activities when needed and be flexible and responsive to the needs of the program.
- GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Will be graduating from Penn State Behrend.
- Have either already completed CAS 100 or are taking it in the next spring semester.
- Complete the Behrend Business Ambassador application.
- Interview with the Selection Committee.
- Complete BA 297.
- Be accepted as a Behrend Business Ambassador.
Submitting an Application
Complete the Behrend Business Ambassador Application form.
Résumés are to be submitted to Ms. Grace Martin in the Black School of Business office at [email protected].
Applications are due no later than Friday, December 18, 2020.
Direct any questions that you may have to Mrs. Linda Hajec at [email protected] or 814-898-6102.
Thank you for your interest in the Behrend Business Ambassador Program!