President's Student Ambassador Application

Eligibility Criteria and Required Qualifications:

  • Have completed at least 12 units, with a 2.75 grade point average, and currently enrolled in at least 6 units within the Desert Community College District.
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty or staff of the Desert Community College District.
  • Provide at least a one year commitment.
  • Commit a minimum of 4 hours per week throughout the academic year, not including the 2 hour bi-weekly meeting.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Represent the Desert Community College District at public relations events.
  • Attend bi-weekly mandatory staff meetings on the first & third Fridays of the month.
  • Commit 4 hours a week for tours, service projects and other events.
  • Give campus tours and presentations to prospective students, parents, alumni, and special visitors.
  • Assist College of the Desert at Outreach and In-reach Events.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Pride in the Desert Community College District; "I Am COD".
  • Dedication and time commitment to the program.
  • Speak effectively in public situations.
  • Develop and present a positive professional first impression.
  • Ability to serve as a mentor to other College of the Desert students.
  • General knowledge of the College’s mission, history, traditions, academic, vocational and athletic programs, student support services, student clubs and student activities.
  • Understanding and sensitivity to the diverse multi-cultural, academic and socioeconomic backgrounds of all prospective students.
  • Demonstration of teamwork and positive character.
  • Strong motivations and dedication to assignments given.

Application Procedure

Students interested in becoming a College of the Desert President's Student Ambassador must:

  • Complete the President's Student Ambassador Application.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from College of the Desert Faculty or Staff.
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Submit a letter of intent, detailing why you want to become a President Student Ambassador.
  • Complete the interview process.
  • Complete the College of the Desert President's Student Ambassador Training/Orientation.

Applications will be submitted directly to the Office of Student Life. If you have any other questions, please email us.​​​