Colorado Law Student Ambassadors are students who represent the law school to alumni, employers, other professionals in the community, and prospective students at events hosted by the Dean's Office, Admissions, the Experiential Learning Program, Career Development, the Byron R. White Center, and other administrative offices and programs at the law school.
Involvement in this program gives students the opportunity to network and make contacts in the community with people whom they otherwise might not meet. It is also a chance for students to serve as the face of the Law School and engage with senior Law School administrators. Duties may include: participating on panels, introducing speakers, registering and greeting guests, giving law school tours, and assisting with event set-up and wrap-up. In the future, there also may be opportunities to travel on behalf of the Law School to regional events. Those students who serve as Ambassadors will be invited to attend the Law Alumni Banquet in the spring and be thanked by Dean Weiser for their service with a dinner at the end of the year.
Colorado Law Ambassadors must exemplify maturity, integrity, and professionalism. Students must be eager to engage with professionals and be willing to help. However, students don't need to be naturally outgoing. This program encourages applications from students who are uncomfortable with networking, but would like to improve their networking skills.
Students who commit to serve as ambassadors must assist with two events in the fall semester and two events in the spring semester, PLUS assist with either Homecoming (held in the fall) or the Alumni Banquet (held in the spring). Students must also attend Caren Stacy’s Art of Networking Workshop from 4:00-5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 2, and the Ambassadors Orientation from 4:00-5:00 pm on Thursday, September 10.
At the beginning of each semester, ambassadors are asked to sign up for school events based on their availability and schedules. The ambassador program coordinator, Melanie Kay, will confirm with the ambassador the events that he or she has selected, and give them the name and contact person for the event. Each ambassador is responsible for communicating directly with the event contact person by emailing him or her at least one week in advance to confirm the date, time, and details. If the student is unable to attend an event, they must give at least 72 hours of notice to the event contact person and the ambassador program coordinator so that the spot may be filled by another ambassador.
To apply, please submit a one-page statement of interest with your name, class year, and contact information at the top of the page. Include the email address that you check regularly as this is the address we will use to communicate with you. The statement of interest should include answers to the following questions: 1) Why are you interested in participating in this program and what do you hope to get out of it? 2) What is your preferred method of keeping track of your obligations and commitments, and how do you handle last minute scheduling conflicts? 3) Are there other law school or extracurricular activities in which you are already involved? Please submit your application no later than Friday, August 28 at 5:00 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org; and plan to attend Caren Stacy’s Art of Networking Workshop from 4:00-5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 2, and the Ambassadors Orientation from 4:00-5:00 pm on Thursday, September 10. You will be notified by Monday, August 31 as to whether you have been selected for the program.
If you are a Colorado Law staff or faculty member interested in having an ambassador help with your event in a given semester, please email Melanie Kay, the ambassador program coordinator, no later than the end of the 1st week of that semester. Please indicate: 1) the event date, 2) exact times that volunteer help is needed (not the event times themselves), 3) the location, 4) the duties of the ambassador/s attending, and 5) the dress required of the student/s.
Initially, Melanie will coordinate with the student ambassador/s and the event contact person in order to staff the event. Once a student has signed up for an event, Melanie will email the faculty or staff contact person with the student's name and email address. However, at this point the event contact person is responsible for working directly with the student ambassador/s to communicate their needs and the details of the event with the student.
Depending on the time, location, or needs of the event, there may not always be an ambassador to staff an event. However, Melanie will try to honor requests and staff each event with at least one student.