Gateway Ambassador Program

Some students enjoy the experience of working with their Gateway counselor so much that they decide to become a Gateway Ambassador. In this capacity, a student becomes a spokesperson for the Gateway program and serves as a liaison between the Office of Career Services and the Lafayette community, sharing knowledge with other students.

GA Responsibilities

  • Participate in workshops and programs showcasing the Gateway Program such as: First-Year Gateway Orientation meetings, Family Weekend, networking programs, Career Fair, and alumni dinner panels.
  • Assist in developing strategies to raise student participation in Gateway.
  • Serve as go-to “focus group” to provide feedback on programs and events.
  • Serve as liaison between the Office of Career Services and student body, communicating messages to students as well as relaying critical information.
  • Publicize Gateway programs through word of mouth, email, and posting fliers.
  • Assist with program marketing, including design and content.
  • Complete a group project that serves as a resource for Lafayette students.
  • Attend monthly meetings to include development training, calendar updates, and monitor campus climate.

GA Rewards

  • Special invitations for programs to meet alumni, recruiters, or other campus guests. No deposit required for refundable deposit programs through Career Services.
  • Regular learning opportunities to foster skill and knowledge development in a variety of areas, not only career-specific topics.
  • Recognized leadership role on campus and by peers as go-to students for career resources and guidance.
  • Name tags with “Gateway Ambassador” ribbons for recognition purposes.
  • Gateway Ambassador business cards.
  • Leadership and training experience that can be included on your resume.
  • Professional relationship with all Office of Career Services staff members.

GA Selection Process:

  • Applications are made available via email each spring semester.
  • First-years, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must submit a resume and application.
  • After review of application materials, select students will be invited to participate in a virtual, pre-recorded interview. Decisions will be made based on application, resume, and interview outcomes.
  • Once accepted into the program, students are evaluated on a yearly basis.

Want to learn more?

  • Curious? Please contact Melissa Schultz, Sr. Associate Director, at or (610) 330-5115.