Application closes on Jan. 9, 2022.

Connections Ambassador Student Position

The Connections Ambassador (Formerly known as Orientation Leader) position is an integral role on BGSU’s campus and will be the first contact for students, families and guests as they arrive on campus. The ideal candidate would be interested in supporting new students and their families’ transition, have a desire to learn more about academic and student life, resources for support and be committed to working on a team with a unified vision.

Working with Parent, Family and New Student Connections is an opportunity for personal growth and professional leadership development. Each year, a diverse team of mature and dedicated students are selected to assist Parent, Family and New Student Connections. Connections Ambassadors serve as group facilitators, a resource, and role models for new students and family members.

Benefit Highlights

  • $10.25 per hour
  • On-campus summer housing
  • Meal stipend
  • BGSU polo and name tag
  • Learn more →

Do you have any questions?
Please contact Tayana White at taywhit@bgsu.edu with any questions or concerns.


Connections Ambassadors serve as a guide for students and families during University Orientation, opening events and family engagement programs.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please review the following details carefully, prior to applying.

  • Facilitate group discussions and connections between new students throughout University Orientation sessions.
  • Perform job assignments including greeting guests, providing directions, assisting with check-in, staffing of social events, and all additional responsibilities 
  • Attend and encourage all new students to attend University Orientation events and programs Participate and engage fully in all training sessions, retreats, and team meetings 
  • Maintain a peer leadership environment with open communication between all team members and the Parent, Family and New Student Connections staff 
  • Provide general support for all orientation and family engagement programs, including University Orientation, Weeks of Welcome, Family Weekend, and additional programming 
  • Assist with Weeks of Welcome responsibilities: 
    • Recruitment of Falcon Guides (Formerly known as Fall Welcome Leaders)
    • Implementation of Falcon Guide (FaWLs) Information Sessions 
    • Assist in the planning and execution of Falcon Guide (FaWLs) interviews 
    • Facilitate trainings and activities for Falcon Guides (FaWLs) 
    • Supervise and create a sense of connectedness among Falcon Guide (FaWL) groups 
  • Perform daily placement schedule responsibilities during PFNSC programs 
  • Serve as a representative of Bowling Green State University and execute all duties in a professional manner 
  • Serve as a welcoming ambassador to all students, guests, campus partners, and community members
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student through the Fall Semester 2022 
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 upon applying and maintained throughout their role in this position 
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead and support individuals 
  • Must be in good conduct standing with BGSU – If you have questions or concerns, please email orientation@bgsu.edu 
  • Must attend one information session hosted by PFNSC staff 
  • Ability to attend and participate in all Connection Ambassador trainings 
  • Ability to work during the summer unless approved by professional staff prior to enrolling 
  • Must be committed to the Connections Ambassador position through Fall 2022 Semester
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented 
  • Knowledge of, or an aptitude and willingness to learn about, a wide variety of BGSU resources, services and traditions 
  • Have an appreciation for working with a diverse population both in groups and individuals 
  • Desire to develop professionally 
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems and think critically 
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback 
  • Comfortable working independently 
  • Ability to adapt and remain flexible

Connections Ambassadors are required to attend and engage in NEST 101 (Spring Training), May Training, and University Orientation, and additional programs as assigned. Please keep the following dates in consideration when applying for this position:

Spring Training Requirement

  • Spring training is called NEST 101 and is a weekly training that occurs from 3:30-5:30 p.m. every Friday during the spring semester 
  • Attending NEST 101 is a requirement for the Connections Ambassador position

May Training Requirement

  • Training that occurs the last week of May and continues the first week of June 
  • This will be an intensive training that will prepare you to be a successful Connections Ambassador

University Orientation

  • University Orientation (formally known as SOAR) is a combination of new student orientation and family orientation and takes place throughout the summer 
  • Attendance is required at all orientation dates:
    • Thursday, June 9 
    • Friday, June 10 
    • Saturday, June 11 
    • Wednesday, June 15 
    • Thursday, June 16 
    • Friday, June 17 
    • Wednesday, June 22 
    • Thursday, June 23 
    • Friday, June 24 
    • Saturday, June 25 
    • Tuesday, June 28 
    • Wednesday, June 29 
    • Thursday, June 30 
    • Wednesday, July 6 
    • Thursday, July 7 
    • Friday, July 8 
    • Saturday, July 9 
    • Wednesday, Aug. 17 

Application Process

  1. Attend an Information Session: In-person and virtual sessions will be available. 
    • Thursday, Nov. 4 | 11 a.m. | Zoom Virtual Session
    • Monday, Nov. 8 | 9 a.m. | Zoom Virtual Session
    • Wednesday, Nov. 10 | 6 p.m.| 112 Central Hall 
    • Friday, Nov. 12 | 6 p.m.| 112 Central Hall 
    • Monday, Nov. 15 | 9 a.m. | Zoom Virtual Session
    • Tuesday, Nov. 16 | 2 p.m.| 112 Central Hall 
  2. Complete the application: Submit the application and all supporting documents by 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday, Jan. 9 for consideration.
  3. Interviews begin: All applications will be reviewed for group interviews and candidates will be notified whether they have been selected for a group interview.

Interview Process

The interview process for the Connections Ambassador position will have two phases, group interviews and individual interviews. 

Group Interview Dates:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 30 | 6-9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 1 | 6-9 p.m.

Individual Interview Dates:

  • Monday, Dec. 6
  • Tuesday, Dec. 7
  • Wednesday, Dec. 8
  • Thursday, Dec. 9
  • Please note: your interview time will be determined on a individual basis.

Compensation & Benefits

  • $10.15 per hour
  • On-campus summer housing will be provided:
    • A furnished, double-occupancy residence hall room during the summer 
    • On-campus housing is not required; however, you will not earn an increased stipend to supplement housing if you choose to live off-campus 
    • The move-in date will be Monday, May 23, 2022 
    • Parking is not included and must be arranged separately 
  • A form of compensation will be given to help supplement cost of food for the duration of the summer (i.e., meal card or gift cards to nearby restaurants) 
  • You will receive a name tag and two University Orientation polos 
  • You will receive meals on University Orientation days

Updated: 01/19/2022 08:09AM