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3 Career Services Ambassadors, wearing nametags and their ambassador shirts - Summer Job Fair Career Services Ambassador Volunteers

Ambassadors are a big part of the Queen’s Career Fairs and one of the reasons it’s so successful, but it is also a great opportunity for you. By representing Queen’s University, you will have the opportunity to meet with local, national and international employers and start you off on the right foot based on your presence as a volunteer.

Why should you volunteer?

You will have the opportunity to meet and network with employers from an advantaged position. As an ambassador you are demonstrating to employers that you have initiative and positive employable qualities before ever handing your resume.

You will also gain valuable volunteer experience, enhance your communication, team building and network with Career Service staff, other students and volunteers. As an added bonus, volunteers will receive a formal letter of thanks from Queen’s On Campus Recruiting team, plus receive a free t-shirt and lunch!   

What do Ambassadors do?

Ambassadors represent Queen’s University by maintaining a positive demeanor at all times.

The various roles that Ambassadors have during the fairs are:

Employer Mix & Mingle – Assist employers upon arrival and interact with them throughout the event. For example – ambassadors help unload vehicles, carry displays and assist with booth set up.
Event Set – Up – Assist with preparation prior to the start of the event.  This includes setting up signage, registration desk and tables.
During the Fair – Assist students attending the fair by answering a variety of questions about the event and work with Career Service staff at specific booths.  

Again, you will have the opportunity to leave lasting, favourable impressions with participating employers.

When are Ambassadors needed?

Ambassadors usually sign up for shifts of 1 – 3 hours during the day.

Events that Ambassadors participate in are:

Ambassadors will has be required to attend a mandatory training at Career Services 

Dates for Briefing and Welcome Session will be

  • Wednesday September 18th from 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Friday September 20th from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday September 24th from 9:30 am - 10:00 am
How do I become an Ambassador?

If you are interested in volunteering at any of the Career Fair events, view and complete the online Application Form and submit it to JoAnne at qocr@queensu.ca

What Other Students Say

"The Career Services Ambassador (CSA) program gave me the opportunity to interact with potential employers in a low stress environment.  I felt more comfortable talking to company representatives because I was there primarily for their benefit.  The CSA program is a fantastic way to further your own career while improving employer relations with Queen’s at the same time.  In fact, my first interaction with my current employer was at the Queen’s Career Fair as a CSA."  - Queen’s student, 2011

"My time at Career Services as an Ambassador was everything I hoped it would be and more. Not only did I get to enhance my communication skills through volunteering with the street team, I also learned a lot more about my potential career field while helping out at the events over both Fall and Winter semesters. Rarely do we get the chance to interact with employers in such a setting (where you're welcoming and helping them instead of the other way around), so I strongly encourage you to take this unique and valuable opportunity to contribute, learn, and meet some amazing people along the way." - Queen's student, 2014

Ambassador Shift Descriptions

Setup and Employer Welcome (7:30am to 10:30am)

  • Help the coordinators with any last-minute details.
  • Greet and check in employers at the entrance of the venue.
  • Assist arriving employers with vehicle unloading.
  • Distribute parking passes to employers. 
  • Deliver employers’ materials to booths.
  • Assist employers with display setup (if necessary).

Note: As volunteers in this role will be required to work outdoors be prepared to dress for the weather.

Welcome Crew Shift #1 (10:30am to 12:30pm); Shift # 2 (12:15pm to 3:30pm)

  • Welcome employers and students as they arrive.
  • Maintain a presence in the atrium and in front of the information/check-in table.
  • Answer questions appropriately; direct unanswerable questions to event coordinator.
  • Hand out programs and track number of students entering fair.
  • Assist Career Service staff at specific booths – LinkedIn Booth; Resume Clinic Booth; Career Fair Tours.
  • Additional support as required.

Teardown Crew (3:30pm to 4pm)

  • Help employers dismantle their displays.
  • Help employers take their materials back to their vehicles.
  • Assist event coordinator in cleaning up and transporting materials. 

Note: As volunteers in this role will be required to work outdoors be prepared to dress for the weather.

For information about the program, please feel free to contact JoAnne at qocr@queensu.ca  or 613-533-6189.