Ambassador in Admission Application

The Office of Admission at Valparaiso University is currently seeking dynamic, charismatic, outgoing, Valpo-loving students to become Ambassadors in Admission for the 2015-2016 academic year. We are looking for fun-loving students with diversified Valpo experiences, who enjoy communicating, mingling, and hanging out with prospective students and parents, as well as have a great breadth and depth to their Valpo lives.

We are specifically looking for:

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Maturity, responsibility, dependability, promptness
  • Flexible problem solvers with great attitudes
  • Detail-oriented, meticulous, smile-on-their-faces kind of people
  • Positive ambassadors for Valparaiso University who enjoy sharing their Valpo experience

This job entails a little of everything:

  • Give campus tours to prospective students (1.5 - 3 hour per week)
  • Phone prospective students during evenings (1.5 hours per week)
  • Perform office work [Filing, Data Entry, Mailings]
  • Staff campus visit days (3-4 per semester)
  • Special group tours on campus
  • Attend monthly meetings
    • Most tasks are flexible with class schedule!

Here is how the schedule works:

  • Tours: Monday - Friday 9:00am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm (1.5 hours in length).  You can expect 2-3 tour times each week, working around your class schedule.
  • Phoning: Sunday – Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm (each AIA phones 1.5 hours/week).
  • Office hours occur from 8am-5pm Mondays-Fridays.
  • Campus Visit Days typically run from 7am-3pm on pre-scheduled Saturdays and Mondays.
  • Summer hours will vary – please contact Shannon Doody for more specific information.

If the above sounds like your kind of job, then submit this application. Contact Shannon Doody with any questions at or x6141. 

  • All applications are due no later than 5:00pm on Monday January 26, 2015.
  • Upon submission of application, you will receive a confirmation email with more details on the application process.
  • There is a REQUIRED group interview/information as part of the application/hiring process.  Please check which session you will be able to attend below.
  • Individual interviews will be conducted with select candidates February 9 through Feburary 18.
  • All applicants will be notified of their status by March 2, 2015.


If you would like to talk to a current AIA about the experience or ask any questions, please email or

To apply, complete and submit the electronic application below.

Personal Information

First name
Last name
Campus address
Home street address
Home city

Preferred phone #
Alternate (home) phone #
Email address

Ethnicity (optional)

In Fall 2013, will you be a sophomore, junior, or senior?
When are you available? Summer Session I, Summer Session II, Fall 2013, Spring 2014?

Your Interests

Greek?  If so, which organization?
Christ College?  If so, how many years?
Have you studied abroad?  Planning to?  If so, where and when?

Your Valpo Experience

How did you hear about this position? E.g. the Torch, WVUR, posters, Facebook, campus announcement, word of mouth, referral (if so, by whom?), or anything else.

What activities are you involved in, and what positions have you held?

Why do you want to be an AIA?

Describe your personality in one word.

What three things should a potential student know about Valpo?

What did you choose Valpo?

Required Group Interview Session

Please check which session you will be able to attend below:

Group interview/information session I - Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30, Duesenberg Welcome Center.
Group interview/information session II - Wednesday, Feburary 4, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30, Duesenberg Welcome Center.