Ambassador Training

From Merriam-Webster:

Main Entry: am·bas·sa·dor
Pronunciation: \am-ˈba-sə-dər, əm-, im-, -ˌdȯr, -ˈbas-dər\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English ambassadour, from Anglo-French ambassateur, ultimately of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German ambaht service
Date: 14th century

1 : an official envoy; especially : a diplomatic agent of the highest rank accredited to a foreign government or sovereign as the resident representative of his or her own government or sovereign or appointed for a special and often temporary diplomatic assignment
2 a : an authorized representative or messenger b : an unofficial representative <traveling abroad as ambassadors of goodwill>

I was very honoured to be selected as one of the 37 Rotman Ambassadors out of over 80 applications received. We had our training this week and what really impressed me is that this program is purely student-run. I have a bit of experience in post-secondary admissions and know how vital current students are in connecting with prospective students. We used to try to convince current students to help out the Admissions department through part-time jobs, free food and possibly even a bit of bribery 🙂

However here at Rotman, it seems like students are almost falling over themselves to represent Rotman to prospective students. I can’t believe that there were so many applicants and less than half were selected – WOW. Also, the program is run entirely on a volunteer basis with student executives. I think it just goes to show the quality of the education that students receive here. If they weren’t getting a good education, this program wouldn’t be as successful as it is.

So, if you’re considering Rotman, be sure to reach out to one of the Rotman Ambassadors. Hey, it could even be me!


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