Ambassadors are a central part of the PAL program. They serve as mentors to first year / transition year students in the Faculty, and champion the Faculty at events such as Orientation and Open Day. Ambassadors will participate in peer support, teamwork and leadership training activities, and have the opportunity to work with PAL Leaders on various projects and teams within the PAL program.
To find out more about the peer mentoring aspect of PAL, please see Peer Mentoring.
Ambassadors who complete the minimum requirements will have their engagement in the program recorded on the Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement.
What do we ask Ambassadors to do?
Ambassadors are expected to:
- Attend a residential training camp on one weekend in mid-February (dates to be advised)
- Attend a Welcome Meeting in November
- Attend a Pre-Camp Briefing before the mid-February camp
- Mentor and guide peers throughout the year
- Participate in various training and leadership workshops
- Contribute to the Mid-Year Debrief Day in June
- Assist with Orientation weeks in February and July, including greeting and guiding new students to campus
- Assist with Open Day (first Sunday in August)
- Assist with recruitment of peers and ambassadors for the following year’s program.
- Develop leadership skills by joining a PAL team projects – these will vary from year to year.
- A minimum WAM of 65, and good academic standing, is required.
How to apply
The Arts Ambassador program has allowed me to assist new students with the transition into uni life, soften the blow of the speed of semester and to be that person to ask all the little questions to. It was also the key to making new friends, getting involved and gaining new skills – Molly
This year, my Ambassador role has enabled me to pass on some of that knowledge to students in the same position as I was, and also to make some lasting friendships – Nilu
Becoming an Ambassador this year has allowed me to give back to the Monash community and help other students settle in to university life at Monash – Nathaniel
Being an Ambassador allows me to make new friends, gain new skills, get involve with Arts activities and befriend those who experience similar issue as I did – Diana
Being part of the PAL program is probably one of the highlights of my year as PAL seeks to nurture your leadership, communication and academic skills. There are also fantastic opportunities to engage with other Arts students, peers as well as graduates and industry leaders – Kim