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  • Become a President’s Society Ambassador!

    As a President’s Society ambassador you will join a unique program that will help you build the strong foundation of practical skills and the networks of successful friends and mentors needed to get ahead in today’s world. Whether you’re interested in transferring to a four year college or getting a job in your chosen field, the President’s Society will give you the skills and guidance you need from successful professionals in all walks of life.


    The President’s Society program includes
    hands-on learning and off-campus experiences in four key areas: 

    • Career Planning: Interviewing, resume writing, networking with industry professional
    • Communications and Comportment: Public speaking, etiquette and dress
    • Cultural Appreciation: Exposure to art, theatre, music and dance
    • Community Service and Leadership: Support fellow students and serve as “ambassadors” of the College

    The application period for the President's Society is now closed. Please look for future announcements for the 2015-2016 President's Society next spring (2015)

    The President’s Society FAQs 

  •  What are the benefits of being an Ambassador?

    President’s Society ambassadors gain valuable skills to increase their preparedness and confidence as they transition from a community college student to a workforce professional or 4 year college student. Ambassadors participate in a wide range of networking opportunities with professionals in various fields to help explore career and college options. Ambassadors broaden their horizons through dynamic cultural events and activities, and share memorable experiences with their peers, while building strong connections with influential supporters, and with other students who share their values and commitment. They engage in meaningful community outreach and acquire insights for personal development, which will help distinguish them from other graduates in the job market and college application pool. Ambassadors also receive a stipend of $1,000 for their participation and service for the semester in which they participate. 


     

     What characteristics should Ambassadors have?
    President’s Society ambassadors are highly motivated students who ask questions, seek answers and demand more of themselves every day. Ambassadors have a will to change and are determined to reach their potential. They hold leadership positions at the College, maintain good academic standing, and demonstrate a consistent commitment to enhancing their lives and communities. They are self starters who know how to take advantage of opportunities and they are people who try their hardest to fulfill their responsibilities.
     What's the time commitment involved?

    President’s Society workshops will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-8:00 PM in E500. To be eligible for President’s Society you will need to arrange your schedule so that you can make a firm commitment to attend all classes for either of these two sessions:

    • Session I. Sept 10, 2014 to Dec 17, 2014
    • Session II. March 4, 2015 to June 3, 2015
     

    In addition to these 13 weeks of classes, all students selected for either session (Fall 2014 or Spring 2015) must also commit to attending 8 lectures/workshops on Wed nights from January 7, 2015 to Feb 25, 2015.

     

    President’s Society ambassadors must also be available:

    • on select weekends to attend cultural and community service events.
    • as needed to attend meetings and events with VIPs and President Mellow

     I am interested in applying. What’s the criteria?

    The application period for the President's Society is now closed.  Please look for future announcements for the 2015-2016 President's Society next spring (2015)

    Acceptance Criteria

    • Be enrolled full-time at LaGuardia Community College
    • Have earned at least 30 credits by the end of the semester
    • Maintain good academic standing with a GPA of 2.5 or above
    • Have been active participants in LaGuardia or in their local community
    • Have shown initiative, resilience, and fortitude in their success to date


       How do I apply?

      Please read this FAQ before completing the application. 

      President’s Society is open to students who meet the criteria stated above. This is a one-semester program, however, interviews and selection for BOTH semesters (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015) will take place now through July, 2014. 

      Students being considered will be contacted via email to schedule an interview.  Interviews will be conducted on campus in July, 2014 by a panel of faculty, staff or President’s Society alumni.

      For more information email pressociety@lagcc.cuny.edu, or call the Development Department at 718-482-5054.


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