CFANS Student Ambassadors

Who are the CFANS Ambassadors and what do they do?

CFANS Student Ambassadors group 2014

The CFANS Ambassadors are CFANS undergraduate students who are passionate about CFANS and sharing their experiences with others. These volunteer students are energetic, dedicated, and knowledgeable as they represent CFANS and the U of M.

Ambassadors are involved with CFANS recruitment, retention, diversity, advancement, and alumni activities. Ambassador activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Give campus tours to prospective students and families
  • Prospective student outreach and follow-up
  • Student panel participation
  • Meet with alumni and donors
  • Engage with CFANS community at various special events
  • Community outreach throughout the Twin Cities

Applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now closed. We will begin applications again in February of 2019 and we invite students going into their sophomore, junior, and senior year in the fall of 2019 to apply during that application period. Stay tuned for more information. 

What are the benefits of being a CFANS Ambassador?

There are many! You'll have fun and make friendships with other enthusiastic CFANS students. You'll have a positive impact on students considering the U of M nd alumni and donors in the CFANS community. You'll develop leadership skills, public speaking skills, and a volunteer experience that's valuable for your resume. You'll also grow a strong network within the CFANS, University, and Minnesota communities.

What is the time commitment?

Your involvement is an annual commitment that takes place during fall and spring semesters. There will be an opportunity for renewal in the group each year. The time commitment is about 8–10 hours per month, plus special events. Mandatory meetings are held once each month during the academic year.

How do I learn more? How do I join?

Fill out the online application if you are interested in joining CFANS Ambassadors. If you have questions, please contact the advisors listed below.

Contact:

Abby Reynolds
CFANS Freshman Admissions Counselor
198 Coffey Hall
abby@umn.edu
612-625-3284

Joseph Ballard II
CFANS Coordinator for Diversity Retention and Recruitment
190 Coffey Hall
jballard@umn.edu
612-626-3397

Kara Zwieg
CFANS Alumni & Constituent Engagement Coordinator
190 Coffey Hall
kezwieg@umn.edu
612-624-9957

CFANS Ambassadors occasionally host info sessions or have info tables at U of M resource fairs. Applications to join are typically accepted each spring semester and are announced in the CFANS Student News.

You can also check out the CFANS Ambassadors on Facebook.