Neuroscience student Hokie Ambassador
School of Neuroscience student and 2018 Hokie Ambassador President, Danielle Garrett, is an example of how to live by the Virginia Tech motto, 'ut prosim.' She is part of an Office of Undergraduate Admissions volunteer team known as Hokie Ambassadors, also known in years past as the RSVP (Recruiting Student Volunteer Program).
The 2018 incoming class of ambassadors was the largest ever, with 65 students from all colleges and undergraduate classes. More than 300 students applied to fill the ambassador spots. The selection process closely resembles a job interview. Once selected, new ambassadors are mentored by seasoned veterans to fine-tune their presentation and keep their delivery engaging. And they don’t just make everything up; there is a 27-page factsheet curated from past years containing, “must-knows” and “fun facts” to choose from.
The ambassadors volunteer their time but are required to provide at least seven regular tours and work three special events through the semester to maintain their status as an ambassador.
"Hokie Ambassadors live out Ut Prosim by giving campus tours to prospective students and families in order to share knowledge, passion, spirit, and traditions of the university with future generations of Hokies," said Danielle Garrett, 2018 Hokie Ambassador President.