Working with Our Ambassadors
Our ambassadors are the Service to School volunteers who mentor you through your application process. In this section, we explain how to work with our ambassadors: who they are, how we pair you with an ambassador, what to expect of your ambassador, and how to sign up.
Our ambassadors are:
- Veterans and active duty volunteers from all branches and communities.
- Current students or graduates of top universities. All of our ambassadors are passionate to mentor and share their successful college application experiences with you.
- Many have families. All are full-time students or have full-time jobs working in high performance industries where their time is highly valuable. They are incredibly smart, talented, hard-working, all around great people. Please be respectful of the time and energy that they are dedicating to your success.
- That said, our ambassadors are excited to help you. Use them. They are expecting to spend up to 10 hours throughout the application season helping you with your application.
Once you have completed your orientation and have submitted the required documents, the UG operations team will begin searching for your ambassador. Our current ambassador team consists of over 800 ambassadors and the operations team will do it's best to match you with the best ambassador possible. Typically considerations the operations team takes when pairing applicants include applicant school preference, branch of service, common undergrad institution, and applicant preferences of the ambassador. As all of our ambassadors are volunteers, this process can take a short as a few hours to as long as a few weeks depending on availability of ambassadors. Once we have determined your assigned ambassador we will send you both an introductory email.
Every ambassador/applicant relationship is going to be different. Some applicants are simply looking for a second pair of eyes on their applications while others are looking for the more extensive help navigating their journey. After being paired with an ambassador you can expect an initial phone call or email to work out your needs. As with any good partnership this relationship is a two way street and your ambassador should explain his/her expectations of you as well during the call. From there you both are off to the races.