Join the 2nd cohort of the C&J Ambassadors!

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Posted: August 14, 2019

Join the 2nd cohort of the C&J Ambassadors!

The University of New Mexico Department of Communication and Journalism (C&J) is recruiting for the new Ambassadors program. The C&J Ambassadors was established in Spring 2019. It is an honor organization comprised of top, diverse, undergraduate and graduate Communication and Journalism students (graduate students will serve as mentors). The ambassadors are selected to serve through a competitive application process that takes place at the Fall semester. 


The mission of the C&J Ambassadors is to reach out to C&J students and the community at large and represent the department at diverse projects and events.

What do the C&J Ambassadors do?

The ambassadors represent the department at university and departmental-initiated community events. They are expected to bring diverse perspectives, help foster relationships with current and prospective students, aid in departmental efforts to reach out to the community including schools in their communities, with community advisory board, community organizations and assist with high-profile campus visits. They have the opportunity to work closely with C&J leadership and apply their communication and journalism professional skills in applied settings.

Time commitment: you should be available for a monthly, one-hour meeting. Additional time is based on the specific events and s flexible.

If you are interested in applying or need more information about the C&J Ambassadors, contact Associate C&J Department Chair Tamar Ginossar, Ph.D.

To apply, review the membership requirements listed below.  

2018 Application Process

Applications will open August 27th, 2019, and will close September 10, at 5:00 p.m.

The ambassadors will be interviewed and selected by C&J Leadership and Ambassador Mentors.

Membership Requirements

  1. Undergraduate students must have at least 3 hours of C&J course work completed by the end of the Fall 2019 semester with a grade of B or higher (you do not need to be a C&J major). 
  2. Must have at least a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Who Should Apply?

If you are interested in reaching out to communities, supporting C&J, advancing your communication and leadership skills, building connections across campus and with departmental leadership, as well as building your resume, please apply!