Become an Ambassador!

We are accepting ongoing applications for our Monterey Bay Career Connect Student Ambassadors cohort!


What is this?

The Monterey Bay Career Connect Student Ambassadors is part of the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership's (MBEP) workforce development initiative. The goal is to develop student leaders and role models at each college campus who will help educate the community (e.g. students, staff, families, student organizations, etc.) on the college and career resources offered on Monterey Bay Career Connect (MBCC) and Monterey Bay Internships (MBI).

Student Ambassadors get the opportunity to inform and inspire emerging young professionals and offer unique professional development opportunities to students across the Monterey Bay region.

MBEP will provide appropriate swag and gear (e.g. MBCC t-shirt, marketing collateral, giveaways) to help you facilitate successful events.

Ready to launch your career and be part of an innovative, kick-ass team?! Read on.

What does it take to join?

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College sophomore and/or juniors who can commit to a year-long program
  • Experience with social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
  • Responsible, self-motivated, and quality communicator
  • Commit to an average of 20-25 hrs per quarter/semester (we will support earning academic credit)


  • Attend half-day in-person orientation training
  • Able to participate in and co-organize at least two events per quarter/semester to promote MBCC on their own campus
  • Able to attend quarterly online check-in meetings
  • Work with MBEP staff, college career centers, and fellow students to promote MBCC-related activities
  • Capture event footage and post to Monterey Bay Internships social media
  • Stay informed about active internship postings on Monterey Bay Internships
  • Think creatively piloting their own ideas to promote MBCC on and off campus
  • Attend professional mixers and events near campus when possible
  • Engage with local employers to share Monterey Bay Internships
  • Attend MBEP's events if schedule allows

What does the 2019-2020 schedule look like?*

*We are accepting applications year-round so the schedule will be adjusted to your start date

  • At hire: half-day orientation training with MBEP staff (lunch provided)!
  • January thru June: campus events, professional development, quarterly online check-ins 
  • April: MBEP Economic Summit (April 2020)
  • June thru August: Summer Break (summer projects available if you are interested)
  • September thru December: campus events, professional development, quarterly online check-ins
  • End of October: MBEP State of the Region (October 25th, 2019)
  • Early December: celebration, end-year evaluations

What are the Benefits?

Industry Network

Ambassadors will gain access to a rich network of industry professionals, and opportunities for professional development, mentorship, job shadowing and workspace tours. 

employability skills

Ambassadors will build their professional portfolio, gain transferable employability skills, and learn how to apply them to their resumé and any profession.

Career Resources

Ambassadors will have access to career readiness resources and support, and make meaningful connections with other Ambassadors and community leaders.

Community Recognition

Ambassadors will be recognized and featured on the MBCC website, at the end of the year celebration, and on a rotating basis in MBEP’s workforce development newsletter.

Leadership Skills

Ambassadors will have the opportunity to make this program their own! Build your campus cohort, meet students from other campuses, and plan cool activities and events.

Course credit & More!

Ambassadors may request to apply for course credit if applicable, request a letter of reference upon completion of the program, and attend MBEP’s events for free.

I want in!

Interested students are encouraged to apply on Monterey Bay Internships. Qualified applicants will be contacted for an online interview.

Please submit a cover letter and your resume. Your cover letter should address the following:

  • Describe your interest in becoming a Monterey Bay Career Connect Ambassador and what you hope to gain from the Program.
  • Describe any relevant experience and/or skills you have with events, student outreach, and/or networking.
  • Indicate your weekly availability. Occasionally there will be weekend or evening events for Student Ambassadors to attend (optional).

Student Ambassadors will be selected on an ongoing basis and invited to attend an orientation.