Created in 2011, the Northern Lights Ambassadors are a select group of students who are chosen on the basis of academic leadership and excellence and involvement in engaged learning activities who represent each college on campus and in the community.
Students chosen as Northern Lights Ambassadors develop ongoing relationships with faculty, staff, administrators, students, and donors within the college and serve as ambassadors to assist with retention, engaged learning, fund development, public relations, outreach, and special events for their college and the university. These students commit to serving a complete academic year (fall and spring semester).Northern Lights Ambassadors:
|Liaison||Students may provide tours and assist with Open Houses, college-wide receptions, and programs for prospective students|
|Hosting||Students may accompany visitors, serve as a representative at various faculty and administrative meetings, and meet with donors|
|Retention||Students may assist the Student Success Specialist in their college with college-specific student success programs and initiatives for the general college population|
|Public Relations||Students may serve in college publications, photos, and stories as needed|
|Engagement||Encourage fellow students to get involved in engaged learning activities (i.e. service, research, etc.)|
Students must be sophomores, juniors, or seniors in good standing with a declared major within the college. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a demonstrated involvement in engaged learning activities. In addition, students selected as an NLA must be available to attend monthly meetings on the first Monday of the month from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Application & Selection Process:
The application process for the 2013-2014 Northern Lights Ambassadors is now closed. Information regarding the 2014-2015 NLAs will be made available at the beginning of 2014. NLA applications will be accepted throughout the month of February, with interviews following in March.
Contact the Northern Lights Ambassadors Co-Coordinators at NLA@niu.edu. For additional or immediate assistance, contact the Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning staff at 815-753-8154 or at email@example.com or the Office of Student Academic Success at 815-753-5721 or firstname.lastname@example.org.