Admissions Ambassadors

<p>Hey guys!</p>

<p>So, I'm home for winter break, and all I can think about is UNC hahaah. :) </p>

<p>This is pretty far in the future, but does anyone know what it takes to become an admissions ambassador? I bleed Carolina blue, I really do. I think I would be great in the position. But I was told that out of the freshmen who applied this year, only Morehead Scholars were given positions. Do chances increase for us regular kids sophomore year? I didn't apply this year, but am interested in doing so next year.</p>

<p>Any insight into the process is very welcome!</p>

<p>Thanks all & good luck to those hoping for the class of 2013!</p>

<p>a guy in the suite next door to mine in ehaus last year got an admissions ambassador position as a freshman..and he DEF wasn't a morehead scholar haha</p>

<p>Definitely don't have to be a Morehead - might help though.</p>

<p>I applied this year as a freshman and I didn't even make it past the first round. I didn't really like how they ran the application process to be honest.</p>

<p>All the people who apply love Carolina and just want to help bring kids to thier school, but from what I've heard from friends who made it, they practically had to jump through hoops to get the job (they'll be good at it though)</p>

<p>Basically, you fill out a 2 page paper application with open response questions, then you go drop the application off in person to current ambassadors. You have to try to get them to remember a face with a name. Then you have a one on one interview with an ambassador later in the week. </p>

<p>After that, I don't know. I thought my interview went well, but they are super selective.</p>

<p>As an ambassdor you work twice a week, either in the morning or in the afternoon leading tours.</p>

<p>Maybe I'll try again later, when I have more to write on my application than FRESHMAN! Good luck!</p>

<p>Thanks for the input guys!</p>

<p>I'm glad to know that lack of Morehead status won't affect me. The application process does sound intense, though. </p>

<p>But I wonder if me going abroad next year will be a problem. So much to think about!</p>

<p>UNCgal, are you going to apply again?</p>

<p>One of my friends is an an ambassador, and she told me that if she had to apply this year, she wouldn't have made it :P (she's a sophomore now).</p>

<p>At the same time, I know people got in that aren't moreheads.</p>

<p>So basically, it is a tough process, but not impossible. Probably a lot easier not being a freshman though. Or first year, if you want to follow official UNC policy now.</p>

<p>Ahoy! I'm home for winter break already and am really bored, so I thought, why not hit up the website where I spent the greater part of my senior year in high school? Yes.</p>

<p>Ok so I'm a freshman at unc, and an ambassador. I was a morehead finalist, not a scholar, and TONS of other ambassadors aren't moreheads. SO, that's definietely not a fact. The way I understand it, they DO use things like moreheads, honors students, etc. to actively recruit members, but then they open it up to anyone and everyone who wants to be part of the program. </p>

<p>As for the application process itself, UNCgal described it pretty well. If you make it past the paper application process, there's an interview day, where they interview all the 'finalists.' It's NOT ENTIRELY a one-on-one thing; there are parts where you work as a group with other potential ambassadors as well. It's not all interviews, its more like activities. Pretty fun, even if you don't make it. The admissions cabinet is REALLY awesome...its like a little family :)</p>

<p>Hope that answered everything...lemme know if you need more info. WOOOOO</p>

<p>I'm a sophomore ambassador. It was pretty selective when I joined, but now they're making it even harder.</p>

<p>You have to apply during the fall, and they then spend the next few months indoctrinating you. :)</p>

<p>Just work on your public speaking skills (energy is key, I'd say), and really know what you love about the school. Also, I'm pretty sure you have to be involved with the school in other ways so that you can showcase what's going on at UNC.</p>

<p>They invite people with scholarships to apply, I think (I got an invitation my freshman year and some other people I know with scholarships were invited, too), which probably means the pool is already selected with a bit of a bias there, but I would not say that means that once the process actually begins it matters too much.</p>

<p>Good luck!</p>

<p>Hi. Im currently a freshman at chapel hill and I ws interested in becoming and embassador my sophmore year. Does anyone know to to go about applying next year? or where I would be able to find the site?</p>

<p>thanks.</p>

<p>They'll probably send out an e-mail at the beginning of next semester. If you're really interested and you don't know any ambassadors, I'm sure you could just go ask at Jackson Hall.</p>

<p>My son got an email today asking him to apply to be an admission ambassador. Does anyone know any current details of this? The info in this thread is a few years old.<br>
Any pros or cons from someone who has done this?</p>

<p>Haha, funny to read this now, since when I responded before, I was not an Admissions Ambassador, and now I have been one for 2 years. Time flies. </p>

<p>Pros: If you love Carolina, there is not anything that you will enjoy doing more. Talking about Carolina, all the ins and outs, history tidbits, and your own experiences and sharing that with others is honestly one of my favorite things that I have done. </p>

<p>Cons: The bureaucracy of getting things organized can be trying at times.</p>

<p>Weird! Started reading this thread without looking at the date and started reading my own reply.</p>

<p>Admissions Ambassadors is a very well run organization filled with people who are very impressive. Frankly, they put me to shame in terms of their level of activity and leadership, and I led a very active life at Carolina. It's a good organization to be associated with and I always found the meetings energizing. My advice for acceptance remains the same. Don't shy away from talking about your ambitions... or having ambitions, for that matter. :-)</p>

<p>Can anybody say what kind of questions they ask on the paper application and at the interview? I also got the email and I think it would be the PERFECT thing for me to do in order to get involved and also develop more leadership and public speaking skills. I can definitely talk all about my ambitions, and I LOVE talking about UNC, but I'm not the best at thinking on my feet.</p>