Good Start Ambassdors are hired during Semester 2 of the previous academic year. If you're interested then keep an eye on your emails in March and follow the instructions to apply.
What Does A Good Start Ambassador Do?
MTU is known for its community, where everyone is seen as an individual and where students are on first-name terms with their lecturers. Good Start helps to make this felt amongst our new first year students, from the very beginning by ensuring students feel supported, informed and that they belong.
- Good Start Ambassadors are real students, with real names, sharing real experiences for new students to learn from. Good Start develops each year with ideas brought to the table by Good Start Ambassadors which allows the programme to remain relevant, fresh and current.
- Good Start Ambassadors will help new students settle in and feel like they belong to CIT through activites at classroom level, campus level and online; such as, running icebreaker activities, responding to student enquiries at the Just Ask! desk, contributing to organising events, running competitions and giveaways and delivering key messages in presentations to class groups.
- Good Start Ambassadors must be positive, hardworking, enthusiastic teamplayers who are willing to get stuck in and help new students settle into MTU. If you are a people person and enjoy being part of a team, this is the role for you.
- Check out the Good Start Ambassador JOB DESCRIPTION
Each year we recruit a small team to assist in the running and event-management of Good Start and other AnSEO activities across all MTU Cork campuses. If you have any queries please email Alan O'Brien, Communications and Events Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org. Recruitment for academic year 2021/22 is now open.
What is it like to be a Good Start Ambassador?
There is one word to sum up my experience of Good Start…. Incredible!! I really enjoyed meeting new and interesting people, it opened my eyes to the different courses CIT offers and how students as a whole suffer the same problems with finances, accommodation, workload, etc. I learned a huge amount from the Good Start program but my favourite and, for me, the most obvious is my new skills of being able to present and speak to groups with a lot more ease and it’s getting better each time I do any presentation or speech.
Oisín Gahan, Good Start Ambassdor 2019
With each week that went as a Good Start Ambassador by I became more confident and involved, starting with the first day of training to the very last hour and beyond. Good Start has certainly benefited me academically as my presentation skills have improved greatly and I take leadership more in group projects. My social skills have also benefited by my experience in Semester one as I’m more comfortable talking to new people and speaking in front of people I do not know.
Scott Hurley, Good Start Ambassador 2019
My favourite experience as a Good Start Ambassador was conducting ice breaker games with the 1st year students of my course, International Business. I felt very much at ease with this class and it was a very proud moment for me when I was able to answer all of their questions and help them with anything that they needed. If students are thinking of applying for the Good Start Ambassador position, I would simply say; Go for it! You honestly won’t regret it and you will be so thankful that you put yourself out there when you reap the rewards that the position has to offer.
Isobel Kavanagh, Good Start Ambassador 2019