The college decision is a difficult one for many high school seniors every year. Believe me, I know that better than most people. It can be a confusing time, mixed right into a time when you’re just trying to enjoy your senior year. For those stressed or confused about choosing a college, there are rays of light. One of those comes in the form of taking tours! Tours can help give a pretty good feel of a school, especially if they’re paired with something like an overnight visit. That’s where I come in.
A Student Ambassador is someone who represents Cabrini and performs tasks like giving tours and hosting overnight prospective students. I became a Student Ambassador last fall, and it was an easy choice for me to do so. I had done similar things in high school like giving tours and helping incoming freshmen through being my high school’s equivalent to a student ambassador and orientation leader. I really enjoyed doing this stuff in high school so it only seemed natural to want to continue it into college.
The main reason I’m a Student Ambassador and enjoy being one is that I genuinely want to help anyone coming into college unsure about their choice. As I said, I know how difficult this choice can be, so if I can make your decision easier by answering your questions and alleviating your doubts, I will have done my job. When I take a prospective family on a tour of campus, I want them to be able to relax and have a good time. I want to get to know them a bit and talk to them about what they’re looking for out of Cabrini. Most importantly, I want to give them the same comfortable, inviting feeling that I felt during my tour my very first time on campus.
In addition to being able to help prospective students, I enjoy being a student ambassador because of socialization. I’m an outgoing person, so I enjoy talking to new people. Doing tours and hosting prospective students overnight gives me allows me to do just that! For me, performing tasks like these are great practice to push me to be even more effective in social situations. Combine being able to be outgoing with being able to help a prospective student, and you have an experience that’s right up my alley.
If you’re an incoming freshman (or if you've been at Cabrini for a while) and this opportunity sounds intriguing to you, keep an eye out for when the Admissions Office will be hiring more student ambassadors in the fall. Personally, I find it to be a great way to help other people who may feel the same as I did.