CMC Ambassadors


The Career Management Center (CMC) Ambassador Program is comprised of students, in their Freshman to Junior year, who demonstrate professionalism along with academic and leadership excellence. The program’s purpose is to get more undergraduate students involved and participating in the CMC and our events. The program provides an opportunity for students within the Jindal School of Management to learn professional development skills, sponsor training opportunities, announce and market CMC activities and events, and to gain exclusive access to campus recruiting events.

  • About
  • Ambassador Benefits
  • How to Apply
  • CMC Ambassadors

About

The CMC Ambassador Program, a compliment to the CMC Leadership Council, was established in 2015 to provide undergraduate students with professional development skills, leadership opportunities and access to employers while supporting the CMC. The main responsibilities of the Ambassadors are to:

  • Promote CMC career opportunities and events which help students improve their professional development skills
  • Support JSOM students by providing resume critique services
  • Act as role models and mentors for JSOM undergraduate students

As a result of their experiences as Ambassadors, the natural progression, once the Ambassador has advanced, is for him/her to become a member of the CMCLC.

Ambassador Benefits

While academic grades are important for job applications and career success, employers also look for well-rounded candidates with demonstrated participation in extra-curricular activities. As a CMC Ambassador, whether you choose to participate as a member or choose to lead, simply taking part will enhance your collegiate experience and will help you become a more well-rounded individual.

  • Resume Critique Training
  • Improved Elevator Speeches
  • Marketing Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Interview Strategies
  • Effective Teamwork Skills
  • Great Memories!
  • Access to CMC Resources and CMC Faculty
  • Immediate network of likeminded peers
  • Leadership Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Better Time Management
  • Targeted LinkedIn Profiles
  • Public Speaking Skills

How to Apply

Interested in applying to be a member of the CMC Ambassador Program?

Please read this page carefully.
Complete the online application at the bottom of the page (one time) and submit by the deadline posted below. Applications will NOT be considered once the deadline has passed. A confirmation page will confirm your submission. Only online applications will be accepted. All applications for membership will be reviewed and the candidates who will move to the next step in the process for membership will be contacted via email. When the interview process is complete, students who are invited to join the Ambassadors will be notified via email. Those who will not be invited this semester will also be notified via email.

Important dates:
Application Period opens: Monday, April 17, 2017
Application Period closes: Friday, September 1, 2017
Selection process begins: Monday, April 21, 2017

The Ambassador Program is inclusive of undergraduate students who represent all degree programs in the Jindal School of Management.

Criteria

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Must be able to actively serve on for at least 1 academic year (2 long semesters) and attend 2 events each semester
  • Must have an employer ready resume prior to the end of semester 1
  • Must be able to actively engage in supporting CMC programs, events, and services
  • Must be willing to actively participate in and represent the CMC in classes, seminars, LLC and any other CMC events as needed
How to Apply

CMC Ambassadors

Antriksh Agarwal

Antriksh Agarwal

My name is Antriksh Agarwal. I am currently a sophomore double majoring in Accounting and Information Technology and Systems. I am expecting to graduate by the spring of 2018. I plan on fast tracking in the field of Accounting and receiving my MS in Accounting by the spring of 2019. I enjoy giving back to my community and fellow students. I am part of a volunteer program known as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, in short, VITA. Through this program I prepare tax returns of individuals and their families earning under $45,000 a year. I am extremely grateful and excited to be a part of the JSOM Career Management Center’s Ambassadors team.

I commit my time to various student organizations on campus such as the Undergraduate Accounting Club, Consulting Club, Association of Latin Professionals for America, Association for Information Systems, Habitat for Humanity, and Ultimate Frisbee. I currently serve as the President of the Undergraduate Accounting Club. Through being part of various organizations and attending multiple CMC events and workshops I have learned the art of resume writing, cover letter writing, and interviewing. I would now like to encourage fellow peers to attend these events and take advantage of all the opportunities the CMC offers us to build our professional skillset.

Ifeoma Ahuna

Ifeoma Ahuna

Hi guys! My name is Ifeoma Ahuna. Currently, I am attending UT Dallas as an undergraduate student majoring in Supply Chain Management. I plan on pursuing my master’s and going into law.

I enjoy learning about business, politics, ethics, law, and pop culture. In my high school career, I was involved in speech and business clubs that exposed me to the world of business and communications. I believe I can add a unique touch to business law, and will use my degree to help to me do so. Outside of school, I enjoy volunteering, reading, and participating in social media. In addition, I strongly believe that being a JSOM CMC Ambassador could help my networking skills and also open up new doors for students around campus. I want to be a part of that and also helping guide others onto to finding their way and careers after college. I look forward to making the JSOM CMC Ambassador team very creative, engaging, and effective in bringing students in to the Career Management Center.

Jordan Anwer

Jordan Anwer

Hello everyone! My name is Jordan Anwer and I’m from Plano, Texas. I’m currently a sophomore double majoring in accounting and finance. I enjoy listening to music, playing basketball, and volunteering. My primary academic interest is business analytics and my short-term goal is to pursue a career in financial analysis. I’m a new member of the CMC student ambassador program and plan to use this opportunity to strengthen my networking and communication skills. The CMC is a fantastic place to learn how to promote yourself professionally in the business world. I have benefited immensely from the CMC during my first year at UTD, so I want to encourage students to use this resource as a CMC student ambassador.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Hi everyone, my name is Tyra Banks and I am currently a freshman majoring in Marketing here at the University of Texas at Dallas. I’m originally from Austin, Texas and graduated from Cedar Ridge High School. Here on campus I’m involved in the Academic Bridge Program as well as a player for the UTD women’s basketball team. I’m extremely excited for this opportunity to help others and better my skills in communication. I believe that being a part of the inaugural group of JSOM Career Management Center Ambassadors is a huge opportunity to help me with networking, interviewing, and writing resumes. These skills will help my achieve my goal of becoming a marketing director for a professional sports team one day. I can’t wait to get started and help my peers all over campus.

Sharvari Gangal

Sharvari Gangal

Hi everyone! My name is Sharvari Gangal and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Information Technology Systems. I have worked at a small software company over a few summers and through that experience, became interested in pursuing ITS. I love being involved on campus. Aside from being a part of CMC Ambassadors, I hold a treasurer position in Association for Information Systems which is an organization on campus that presents the growth of information technology and helps its members to network in the information systems field. I am also interested in joining the climbing club because I enjoy being active such as taking hikes and rock climbing. Through CMC Ambassadors, I hope to encourage my peers to seek the career opportunities offered by CMC. I believe this program will provide support for those who are interested in strengthening their professional skills.

Jennifer Garcia

Jennifer Garcia

I am Jennifer Garcia, a Business Administration major student planning to join the sales program. I am privileged to be one of the CMC Ambassadors and assist fellow JSOM classmates. Besides the CMC, I am also part of the Academic Bridge Program, ALPFA, and a garden helper at the UT Dallas community garden. Also, I love photography and actively discovering beautiful places in the Dallas area to take photos. I look forward to assisting you all and feel free to reach out.

Samuel Goetsch

Samuel Goetsch

Hello everyone, my name is Samuel Goetsch and I am going to be a freshman at UT Dallas this fall 2015 semester. I am from Dallas, Texas and I graduated from Plano West Senior High School earlier this summer. I am going to study Business-Supply Chain Management in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. I am extremely thrilled to be a part of the ambassador program at the CMC this year. I am hoping to attend as many events and workshops as possible, as well as promote these events to my peers. I believe the opportunities stemming from the CMC are incredible, and unlike any University I have encountered during my college search. I can’t wait to start at UTD as a student and as an ambassador. My interests include playing lacrosse, chess, reading and writing. I’m so excited to find out what I can learn from the CMC and how I can spread that knowledge to classmates and friends.

Cesar Segura Gonzalez

Cesar Segura Gonzalez

Hello everyone! My name is Cesar Segura Gonzalez, and I am an undergraduate Finance and Global Business student. My expected graduation is Spring 2018. I have a passion for education and I love helping minorities reach their higher education. I moved from San Luis Potosi, Mexico in the summer of 2005, in which at the time I was 10 years old. I graduated from the Early College High School, where I earn an Associate’s degree in liberal science and a high school diploma. I will be starting my second year at the University of Texas at Dallas, and I am involved in Greek life and I work with the New Students Program as an Orientation Team Mentor. In my experience, the Career Management Center has helped me in many ways. They gave me great advice on what employers are looking for in a resume and great techniques on how to search for internship opportunities. Lastly, I am honored to be of the inaugural group of JSOM Career Management Center Ambassadors. I will do my best to increase undergrad participation in CMC activities and being the CMC’s voice to my peers about opportunities to develop professional skills.

Alexis Haley

Alexis Haley

Hello everyone! My name is Alexis Haley, and I am originally from San Antonio, Texas. This fall will be my first year at the University of Texas at Dallas, and I am pursuing degrees in both global business and marketing. My long-term career goal is to become a international sales director for a multinational company. I believe that being a CMC ambassador will help me improve my interview and presentation skills .I am very excited to start the new school year off as a CMC ambassador!

Tyler Kim

Tyler Kim

Hi everyone, my name is Tyler Kim. I am freshman pursuing a degree in Information Technology and Systems. I am very passionate about technology and business, and that is big reason to why I chose to pursue a degree in this direction. I plan on being involved in many student organizations, along with being a part of the CMC Ambassadors. I believe that networking and professional skills are an important part of making opportunities which is why I am excited to serve as a CMC Ambassador. I know that through the CMC my peers and I will be able to develop many skills necessary to create opportunities to be successful. I look forward to serving as a CMC Ambassador in order to help other students and myself develop professional skills in order to launch a successful career.

Rachel McKenna

Rachel McKenna

Hello, my name is Rachel McKenna! I was born and raised in the Dallas area and feel UT Dallas is the perfect place to continue my education. I am an undergraduate student double-majoring in accounting and finance, having taken three accounting courses before beginning school here. My anticipated graduation is in 2019. I am involved with the Residential Housing Association, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Undergraduate Success Scholars, the Undergraduate Accounting Club, and lastly, Ascend. I have actively volunteered with the Comet Cupboard and continue to pursue other opportunities where I can give back wherever possible. I currently hold an Office Assistant position with the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, which will allow me to become better acquainted with JSOM faculty and business professionals. My goal during my time at JSOM is to acquire the knowledge I need to sit for the C.P.A. exam and start my dream career.

Mirna Ochoa

Mirna Ochoa

Hello everyone! My name is Mirna Ochoa. I am currently pursuing my Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. My long term goal is to become the Chief Marketing Officer of a corporation. Today, I am honored to be member of the inaugural group of the JSOM Career Management Center Ambassadors. I am excited to take on this wonderful opportunity that will benefit me in so many ways! In return I promise to devote myself to inform other students about events at the CMC and to also encourage them to visit the CMC long before their senior year.

Josephine Owolabi

Josephine Owolabi

My name is Josephine Owolabi. I am an undergraduate student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in information technology and systems. Before attending UT Dallas I lived in Houston for 10 years and I am excited to begin my new life in Dallas. I love being a part of campus organizations and meeting new people and I will be working in the west rec center gym. I am excited and honored to be a part of the CMC Ambassador program as I cannot wait to share all of the opportunities that CMC has to offer with my fellow UTD students and I am looking forward to improving my leadership and communication skills with my fellow CMC Ambassadors.

Pranav Thanki

Pranav Thanki

I am Pranav Thanki, an undergraduate student at Jindal School of Management majoring in Finance and Economics, and am expecting to graduate by Spring of 2019. After pursing my Bachelor’s degree, I plan to join the Master’s program at UTD to broaden my scope and enhance my knowledge of my academic areas of interest. I believe that the Career Management Center is the perfect platform for me to start my journey in college and the greater world beyond; this is because I will be exposed to essential skills related to interviewing and being a good leader. Apart from the professional sphere public speaking, traveling, and playing Cricket are my top interests.

Chidambara Vinayagam

Chidambara Vinayagam

Hello! My name is Chidambara Vinayagam. I am originally from Baton Rouge, LA. My majors are Accounting and Information Technology Systems. I am very passionate about healthcare, and would like to pursue a career in either administration or IT in that sector. In my spare time, I like to play tennis, travel, crochet, read, and practice photography. I am excited to be part of the CMC Ambassadors. The CMC’s career workshops and networking events have been extremely helpful in getting me ready for the professional world. I look forward to helping my peers take more advantage of all the opportunities the CMC has to offer!

Fatima Zaidi

Fatima Zaidi

Hi everyone, I’m Fatima Zaidi and I’m currently a freshman majoring in marketing. I have a passion for creativity and showcasing that creativity to benefit other people. I have a love for reading, writing, photography, and digital design, and I hope to share my ideas with everyone who’s wanting to be a part of the Career Management Center. The Career Management Center is a great way to get inspired and find a way to include your passions and talents into your education, and as an ambassador, I’m looking forward to helping other students as well as myself.