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Honors Ambassadors

The Honors Ambassador team is a diverse group of involved students who are committed to sharing their passion for the Honors College and the University of South Carolina to varied audiences. The Honors Ambassador Program prepares current students to showcase the SCHC by sharing how it has contributed to their collegiate experience. Honors Ambassadors serve as student representatives — the “face” of the Honors College. Through this experience, students will develop a skill set in public-speaking, communication, critical thinking and teamwork.

Position Details

Our Honors Ambassador team consists of approximately 16-18 members during the academic year. Time commitments vary throughout the semester, but Ambassadors average 3-5 hours a week and are paid $10 per hour. Ambassadors are required to attend biweekly meetings for ongoing training and professional development, and are required to participate in at least one weekend event per semester. Ambassadors should be comfortable with public speaking and collaborating with others.

Honors Ambassadors in Action

  • Ambassadors assist with information sessions where they present to prospective students and share detailed information about the South Carolina Honors College and their personal experiences in the Honors College.
  • Ambassadors represent the Honors College at recruitment events (Meet the SCHC, Open Houses, etc.) and assist with outreach efforts to prospective students and their parents.
  • Additional responsibilities may include meeting with visitors, responding to inquiries from prospective students, recruiting new Honors Ambassadors, participating in weekend events for prospective/admitted students, and other duties as assigned.  

Eligibility and Expectations

  • Applicants must have completed at least one semester in the Honors College prior to the application deadline and must be in good standing.
  • Unfortunately, we will not be able to consider applicants who are graduating in December 2022.
  • Applicants must be available on Fridays from 2:30 - 4 p.m, as all Ambassadors are expected to attend biweekly meetings for ongoing training and professional development.

Factors in Consideration

When reviewing applicants, we first consider the make-up of our current team of Ambassadors and then seek to add new Ambassadors who complement the availability of our team as well as the majors and experiences that we have represented. Our goal is to have a well-rounded and diverse group of Ambassadors who can speak to many aspects of the student experience and the diversity that exists within the Honors College.

Students of all majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. In this application cycle, we are particularly interested in students of diverse races, ethnicities, and geographic areas as well as students in the following areas: Humanities (History, English, Anthropology, Sociology, etc.), BARSC, Pre-Law, and students in the College of Engineering and Computing or the College of Information and Communications. Let us know what unique perspective you can contribute to our team!

Application Process

Applications for the Fall 2022 semester are now open! Apply today.

Applicants are encouraged to attend our virtual Interest Meeting on Tuesday, March 1 at 4:30pm to learn more about what this position entails. Zoom link for Interest Meeting. 

Applications are due no later than Friday, March 25.


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