Do you have insights and ideas about how the LSA Opportunity Hub can effectively work with you and other LSA students?
Student Advisory Team (SAT) is a group of LSA undergraduate students who provide timely, specific, and honest feedback to Hub staff that helps shape the Hub’s programs, services, and marketing while developing your professional skills. Ultimately, the contributions of SAT ambassadors have the power to impact the rest of the college’s 18,000-plus students.
Feedback and input can be given through virtual activities and through serving as an ambassador for virtual Hub related events. In-person activities may be available as safe and appropriate to do so. Involvement as a SAT ambassador includes access to engage in specialized professional development and exclusive engagement opportunities.
What are the benefits of serving as a SAT ambassador?
By participating, you will:
- Build meaningful connections with fellow LSA students across departments and be part of an integrated community
- Advocate for LSA students by providing insightful feedback that influences the planning and implementation of Hub programs
- Serve as a bridge between your U-M friends, peers, and community and the Opportunity Hub’s services
- Take part in exclusive opportunities to connect and engage with LSA alums and employer partners
- Gain skills in how to situated yourself for success in your career journey through participation in discussions on professional development topics, such as networking, negotiating, interviewing, money management, and stress management
- Provide feedback that will shape the Opportunity Hub’s offerings for students
- Get free Hub swag to represent LSA!
What are the expectations and time commitment?
To be considered an active participant, a SAT ambassador is required to engage in activities and are awarded points, in order to meet a particular point value per semester. We will have a variety of virtual activities available and you will be able to sign up for activities based on your availability.
We ask that ambassadors commit to both Fall 2021 and Winter 2022 semesters. If you plan to graduate in December 2021, you are eligible to apply and participate for fall semester only.
Additionally, SAT ambassadors are required to attend monthly team meetings to learn about new events and initiatives at the Hub in order to promote Hub resources and activities, provide insight, and participate in exclusive opportunities with Hub staff, LSA alums and employers.
Examples of past activities include:
- Promoting Hub events and services through social media and peer contacts
- Participating in focus groups on the creation of support materials that tackle career development topics
- Join feedback sessions about how to improve Hub student communications
- Attend an alum connection session and give feedback about the experience
- Complete a survey on the naming of a new mentorship tool set to be launched
- Provide input on a new virtual résumé tool that the Hub is piloting
Overall, you are expected to:
- Give honest and constructive feedback
- Represent LSA through your role as an ambassador for the Hub
Who is eligible?
Any LSA undergraduate student who does not intend to transfer out of LSA through April 2022.