Alumni relations officials are looking for new students to become members of the Blue Tie Ambassadors.
Blue Tie Ambassadors is an exclusive membership organization composed of student-leaders who help run important events hosted by different departments, such as Matriculation and Homecoming.
“I like being a Blue Tie Ambassador because it’s a great organization where I get to make a lot of connections and attend events meeting our alumni, prospective students, and other people that you regularly don’t see on campus,” said Liz Ramirez, Spanish and mass communications senior.
Dana McBride, coordinator of alumni relations, is the organization’s adviser and directs all communication from students and university offices.
“Blue Tie Ambassadors are outgoing student-leaders and good representatives of our student body,” McBride said. “They are liaisons between students and alumni, they are that connection.”
To apply, students need to complete an official Google Doc application. After that, they need to email a typed resume and a 300-500 word typed personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ten members will be selected from a pool of applicants to keep their membership cap set at 40.
The Blue Tie Ambassadors act as a self-serving entity so current members will go through all the applicants and will be interviewing potential members before Spring Break, McBride said.
“Ambassadors get the connection with the alumni and they get to meet a bunch of new people all the time,” she said. “I think it’s really valuable to get the experience of mingling in general, especially with people older than you.”