Duties include supporting CASA staff and faculty associates with administrative support, workshops and events, marketing and peer to peer mentoring. CASA Ambassadors will be required to complete CASA’s 25-to-Thrive program and upon completion will receive a certificate of completion that can appear on your curriculum vitae.
To become an Ambassador, students must express interest in pursuing graduate studies and either be nominated by a faculty member or self-nominate through our application portal. Students will then attend an interview for final selection.
CASA Ambassadors are expected to support the CASA (2-4 hours a week) as well as be prepared to attend a monthly meeting.
The 25-to-Thrive program is a guided pathway aimed at students and alumni who are interested in attending graduate school. Each participant develops a self-guided action plan that takes them through 5 different areas where they will develop the skill-set necessary to successfully apply to a graduate program. Each 25-to-Thrive participant is free to choose a minimum of 5 tasks out of 8 in each area with the CASA providing feedback and mentoring to ensure students are progressing toward their professional goals. These areas include:
- Academic Preparation
- Writing Preparation
- Standardized Test Preparation
- Research Preparation
- Application Preparation
Overall, the 25-to-Thrive program enables students to create a more personalized yet mentored approached to achieving their professional goals.
The program is available to the following:
- Current GSU students and alumni
- Must be able to complete the program in one year
- Interested in pursuing an advanced graduate degree