CFANS Student Ambassadors

Who are the CFANS Ambassadors and what do they do?

CFANS Student Ambassadors group 2014

The CFANS Ambassadors are CFANS undergraduates who serve as volunteers. Ambassadors are energetic, dedicated, and knowledgeable volunteers who represent CFANS and the U of M. Ambassadors give campus tours to prospective students and their families, participate in many special events, and much more.

Students who join the CFANS Ambassadors are usually outgoing, helpful, and have strong school spirit! Participants attend meetings twice per month.

CFANS Ambassadors also promote the college to alumni, potential donors, and friends of the college. It's a great way to get involved and to network.

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. You'll develop leadership skills, public speaking skills, and a volunteer experience that's valuable for your resume. You'll grow a bigger network within the CFANS and Minnesota communities. And you'll get to know your own campus and college even more.

What is the time commitment?

CFANS Ambassadors are encouraged to commit to the organization for the length of their college career. Your involvement takes place during fall and spring semesters. The time commitment is about 8–10 hours per month, plus special events. Mandatory meetings are held approximately two times per month during the academic year.

How do I learn more? How do I join?

Bill Ganzlin
Director of CFANS Student Services
Coordinator of CFANS Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
190 Coffey Hall

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

You can also check out the CFANS Ambassadors on Facebook.