By Jill Dougher
Google is looking for an ACU student to become a Google Campus Ambassador to serve as a liaison between ACU and Google.
The position, open to any student, will require organizing three or four events during the school year to introduce fellow students to new Google products and features.
Applicants need to be passionate about technology and event planning; they also should be able to manage a budget and be active in student life on campus, according to the Google Web site.
Tim Johnston, executive director of the Career Center, said out of 3,000 four-year universities in the United States, only 100 schools were chosen for ambassador positions.
“This is a great opportunity that gives you an ‘in’ to Google,” Johnston said.
Once an applicant is chosen, he or she will work closely with the Google University Program team, Johnston said. The job description on the Web site also highlights the relationships campus ambassadors will form with each other. The position is a one-year volunteer opportunity, during which the ambassador will help the company understand campus culture, and promote product adoption, according to the Web site.
The title comes with several advertised benefits, including up-to-the-minute Google news; professional development; improved leadership and communication skills; and a chance to network with Google employees.
Christine Painter, advertising/public relations major from North Richland Hills, said she sees this as a great opportunity to work for a major company.
“To work with Google will offer real-world experience and will be an important resource later on,” Painter said.
Johnston urged students to finish the application as soon as possible.
“Google wants to see who is eager about this program,” he said. “In the end, what does it hurt to try?”