Student Ambassador, Clarksville, AR - August 8, 2017
The typical day at work with the student ambassador call team was wonderful simply for the fact that usually if I had a question about something there was good advice given. We always called recruits who were on a list because they had shown some interest in our university. We would try to talk to them about their interest and we wanted to see if those interests matched the interest that we had at the University of the Ozarks. I learned that your tone is very important over the phone when explaining something, and I also learned you need to be a good listener. Also, I learned that there are so many different ways of thinking about certain situations because all of us are different in some aspect. The management was wonderful because everything was explained so well and the attitude from the management was wonderful. The culture was great as well because we came from all different walks of life and there was no judgement either. We all helped one another if helped was needed. The hardest part of the job was dealing with the people that simply did not care. Some recruits seemed like they did not care about furthering their education in college, which was tough to hear because I believe knowledge and education is power. The most enjoyable part of the job was hearing recruits say that they were excited that I called and they were coming to the University of the Ozarks. Also, another enjoyable moment was feeling like I might have had some sort of an impact on getting them to come to the university.