College Counseling Ambassadors
Rowland Hall's College Counseling Ambassador Program gives juniors and seniors an opportunity to engage in a meaningful leadership position that jump-starts their engagement with the college process, hones their communication and organizational skills, and provides opportunities to develop relationships with their college counselors, admission representatives, and peers.
Ambassador responsibilities include:
- Serving as representatives of Rowland Hall to visiting college admission representatives
- Moderating virtual college visits for admission representatives and peers
- Conducting primary-source research on colleges and universities with representatives visiting Rowland Hall
Students selected to serve for a second year as lead ambassadors are responsible for both training new ambassadors and coordinating the logistics for representative visits. Lead ambassadors also contribute to the visual representation and communication pieces of the process, which include contacting other ambassadors, college representatives, and fellow seniors.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: My favorite thing about Rowland Hall are the relationships you can foster with your teachers. They are always readily available to help with questions and they are always excited to teach and get to know you not only as a learner, but also on a personal level.
What you love about living in Utah: I love the fact that the surrounding mountains are so accessible from Salt Lake, allowing us to do tons of outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, and biking.
One thing you learned about yourself during the pandemic: I learned that I thrive with structure in my day and lots of activities. I don't like when I have excessive free time without much to do, and I enjoy being busy and interacting with people as much as I can.
Why I applied to be a college counseling ambassador: I applied to be a college counseling ambassador because I am looking forward to learning about colleges in any way that I can. I also feel like I am organized enough to stay on task and ensure that I'm always on time to meet with people and complete any assigned material.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: My favorite thing about Rowland Hall is the connections that I have made with other students and teachers. Every teacher that I have had at Rowland Hall has made sure I understand all of the material and has provided me any extra help if I need it. Additionally, I always feel supported by my classmates and my friends.
What you love about living in Utah: My favorite part about Utah is the mountains because I love to ski.
One thing you learned about yourself during the pandemic: One thing I learned about myself during the pandemic is that I really like to be around people. Not being able to see people for an entire year made me realize how much I enjoy the company of other people and meeting new people.
Why I applied to be a college counseling ambassador: I applied to be a college counseling ambassador because I wanted to be able to learn more about different colleges so I would have a wide variety of colleges to apply too. Additionally, I want to learn how to be a good leader at my school.
Favorite thing about Rowland Hall: My favorite thing about Rowland Hall is the inclusivity of the school. I joined Rowland Hall my freshman year and was very nervous before I started the school year. Once school started, I immediately felt welcomed by the students and faculty, and found it very easy to make new friends and form strong connections with my teachers.
What you love about living in Utah: The thing I love most about living in Utah is the nature. I love hiking in the mountains during the summer as well as skiing in the winter.
One thing you learned about yourself during the pandemic: One thing I learned about myself during the pandemic is that in-person school is crucial for me to learn.
Why I applied to be a college counseling ambassador: I applied to be a college counseling ambassador because I enjoy talking to people and wanted to try out a leadership role at Rowland Hall.