School of Pharmacy Ambassadors are an elite group of students who embody the spirit of UConn Pharmacy and represent the school to a variety of audiences including prospective and current students, alumni, donors, and others interested in the school. Ambassadors become knowledgeable about many aspects of the school in order to assist with recruiting, student, alumni, and outreach events. In essence, they are the “face” of the School of Pharmacy and, as such, become advocates for the school, its programs, and its students.
Ambassadors work closely with the School of Pharmacy’s Office of Admissions and Student Affairs and the Office of Marketing & Communications to carry out their responsibilities. Students accepted into the Ambassador Program are required to work a minimum of 45 hours per semester, which may include on-site or off-site duties as well as some weekend and evening hours. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: participating in all required training and meetings; weekday tours; greeting students and their families visiting campus; participation in event preparation, volunteering on student panels; meeting with alumni, donors, and guests of the school; facilitating contact with prospective students through postcards, e‐mail, blogs and social media; answering questions generated from the School of Pharmacy website, and making phone calls to prospective students.
Pharmacy ambassadors are chosen through a competitive process that begins with the submission of an online application. Candidates must be in good academic standing, must have at least two semesters remaining on the Storrs campus, and be willing to fulfill the requirements. Qualified candidates will be offered an in-person interview. The number of applicants accepted is dependent on the number of vacant positions each semester.
Online Application Deadline: January 14th
Notification of Interviews: Week of January 21st
Student ambassadors must fulfill 45 hours from the list below.
RX= Reliably eXecute means that all ambassadors are required to attend.
PRN= All ambassadors must participate in each of these activities once per semester, but can sign up to participate “as needed” to accommodate their own schedule
OTC= These opportunities will be “on the calendar” and all require coverage but ambassadors can choose how they will fulfill their remaining hours.
RX Ambassador Orientation – 7 hours
RX Monthly Staff Meetings – 4 hours
RX P1 Orientation – 6 hours (fall)
RX Open Houses – 2, 4 hours each (fall)
Open House – 1, 4 hours and Admissions Interview Block – 1, 4 hours (spring)
PRN “Tell Me” Tuesdays – 2 hours per semester (6 events – 2 people per event)
PRN White Coat Wednesdays (Mission Tours) – 1 hour (4 events – 3 people per event)
PRN Phamily Friday Visits – 4 hours per semester
(12 Fridays in 2-hour blocks 12-2 or 2-4)
PRN Pre-Pharmacy Nights – 2 hours (3 per semester, 4 people per event)
PRN High School/Middle School Presentations and Fairs – 4 hours
(3 per semester, 4 people per event)
OTC Special Programs in Pharmacy Orientation – 3 hours
OTC Pre-Pharmacy Application Night
OTC Lunch & Learns – 2 hours each
OTC New England Pharmacists Convention – 4 hours
Connecticut Pharmacists Association Mid-Winter Meeting – 4 hours
OTC Advisory Board Meeting – 2 hours
OTC P1/P2 Professionalism Ceremony– 3 hours
OTC White Coat ceremony – 3 hours
OTC Family Weekend – 4 hours
OTC Preceptor Appreciation – 4 hours
OTC Alumni Events/Visits
All students chosen for the Pharmacy Ambassador Program will be required to sign an agreement that states:
I certify that I will abide by the academic, scholastic and professional standards of the university and the School of Pharmacy. I give permission to the school to utilize my likeness via internal and external communications in any medium for promotional and recruitment purposes of the School of Pharmacy from this point forward. I understand that in the course of my duties I may come in contact with confidential information. I agree not to disclose any of this information either now or in the future. I authorize the School of Pharmacy to verify any information given during the application process and affirm that all information provided is truthful to the best of my knowledge.