Issue 8
Monday, 23 May 2016
Charles Darwin University
Students can attend an info session to find out more about the Student Ambassador Program
Students can attend an info session to find out more about the Student Ambassador Program

Info session for future ambassadors

By Leanne Miles

Students hoping to join the fun and gain the benefits of being part of the Charles Darwin University Student Ambassador Program can attend an information session on Tuesday, May 31.

Final year Bachelor of Social Work student Reagan Hughes said the program was not only a great way to make new friends, but it also has helped her develop personal, professional and leadership skills.

“When I arrived in Darwin I didn’t know anyone until someone at International House asked if I wanted to help on a university event,” Regan said. “That was just the beginning; this is now my fourth year being an ambassador.”

Regan said through the program she had met some amazing people, learnt a lot and had the opportunity to attend events and see things she may not have normally had the chance to see.

“I have really built my confidence in public speaking and have had the opportunity to meet high level VIPs including (government) Ministers at events,” she said. “One of the best things is that you can get involved in the activities at events, such as touring a Navy vessel or gas plant. The program has made uni a lot of fun.”

Student Ambassador co-ordinator Irta Rachman, of MACE, said she was seeking ambassadors to inspire prospective students, parents and teachers to consider tertiary education by sharing their personal experiences as students.

“The program helps its participants develop their networking, communication and leadership skills, with many of them going on to become community leaders,” Ms Rachman said.

Last year more than 50 ambassadors made a significant contribution to promote CDU’s courses, study options and pathways, volunteering more than 350 hours during CDU events, including Orientation Week, Open Day, school visits and expos.

The Info Session will be held Tuesday May 31 at 11:30am in the Community Room, Building Orange 12, Casuarina campus.

“It will be a great way to meet current Ambassadors, other students and there will be light refreshments and prizes to be won,” Ms Rachman said.

The volunteers come from a broad range of disciplines, including VET undergraduate and postgraduate courses in education, commerce, environmental studies, accounting, nursing, law and business administration.

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