G. Brint Ryan College of Business Ambassador Expectations and Responsibilities

Description

G. Brint Ryan College of Business Ambassadors are an elite group of student volunteers who serve as the face of the UNT G. Brint Ryan College of Business and positively represent the college at events. They also provide outreach to prospective and current students. To be selected as an Ambassador is an honor and excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth. Ambassadors possess strong interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, a genuine interest in meeting new people, and a sense of pride in the college and the University of North Texas.

Benefits
  • Gain a greater understanding of UNT and the G. Brint Ryan College of Business
  • Meet and network with alumni, business leaders, campus administrators, legislators, and future students
  • Sharpen communication and public speaking skills
  • Improve interpersonal and conversational skills while gaining professional experience
  • Enhance confidence when speaking and interacting with the community
  • Gain leadership skills by participating in events hosted by the Dean
  • Ambassadors will be featured on the college website
Responsibilities

Required Event Attendance

Ambassadors are required to attend monthly meetings and 4 additional events per semester. Possible events include:

  • NT Preview
  • NT Premiere
  • Mean Green Merit
  • On and off campus recruitment events
  • Business Career and Internship Fair
  • Conduct BLB tours
  • Homecoming
  • RCoB Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Special events hosted by the Dean
  • Special events hosted by RCoB departments

Recruitment/Retention Duties

  • Serve as a positive role model for current and prospective students and be accessible to answer questions to make them feel comfortable and welcome
  • Interact with faculty and staff involved in the recruitment of students
  • Provide outreach to prospective and current students

Additional Duties

  • Become well versed in G. Brint Ryan College of Business programs, opportunities, history, etc.
  • Represent all areas and organizations of the college equally and accurately at all times
Terms and Conditions

Length of appointment

  • Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

Training may include

  • The college's history and organization
  • The college's academic departments and student services
  • Social Fundamentals
  • Customer Service
  • Working with diverse populations
  • Tour of the Business Leadership Building

Dress Code

  • G. Brint Ryan College of Business Ambassadors will adhere to a uniform. The casual uniform consists of a UNT polo shirt to be worn with khaki pants. The college will supply the shirt and the student will provide the pants. The professional uniform consists of a black suit for men and a black skirt suit for women – to be provided by the student. The college will provide a tie for the men.
  • The appropriate clothing will be determined prior to each event.
  • Name tags will be provided and must be worn while on duty.
  • Every Ambassador is a representative of the college and is expected to present a positive image reflected in behavior, attitude, speech, dress, and personal hygiene. Clothing must be wrinkle-free, tattoos must be covered at all times, and jewelry should be kept to a minimum.
  • Uniforms will be worn only when on duty. Ambassadors are responsible for maintaining and cleaning their uniforms.
  • If part of a uniform is lost or damaged, the Ambassador is responsible for the replacement of the item.

Other Commitments

  • To minimize conflicts, Ambassadors should have excellent time management skills so that work and other organizations do not hinder their ability to participate in this program.

Conduct

  • Ambassadors are representatives of UNT and are expected to present exemplary behavior at all times.
  • Exemplary behavior includes but is not limited to the following:
    • Punctuality and Timeliness
    • Positive Attitude
    • Professionalism
  • Any violation of the UNT Student Code of Conduct may result in expulsion from the program.
  • All Ambassadors will be subject to a security check due to the potential handling of proprietary issues.
  • Ambassadors may not consume alcohol prior to or during a college event or their office hours. Drug use or illegal activity will not be tolerated.
  • Personal phone use, including texting, is not permitted while on duty.
  • Gum and tobacco are not allowed while on duty.
  • Accepting tips or gratuities of any kind (i.e. money, food, transportation, etc.) is prohibited.
Organizational Status
  • Ambassadors report directly to the Director of Student Engagement and Recruitment for the college.
Qualifications
  • Candidates must be a Business major and be classified as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student.
  • Candidates must have and maintain a 2.8 semester and cumulative grade point average as an undergraduate student; 3.25 as a graduate student. If the minimum grade point average is not maintained, the Ambassador may be disqualified from the program.
  • Candidates must have completed two semesters in the G. Brint Ryan College of Business at UNT.
  • Candidates must be in good standing with the university and free of any disciplinary actions from the Dean of Students Office.
Requirements
  • Exhibit leadership potential and an outgoing, friendly personality
  • Be able to attend events, both on and off campus, arranging for your own transportation
  • Be able to lift approximately 25 pounds
  • Display an enthusiastic, positive attitude with a good work ethic and willingness to perform assigned tasks
  • Be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a diverse group of people and personalities
  • Possess a genuine desire to help the UNT G. Brint Ryan College of Business become a leader in education
  • Attend all meetings/training sessions
  • Conduct all Ambassador business in a professional manner