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

Ifeoma Ahuna

Ifeoma Ahuna

Hello everyone! My name is Ifeoma Ahuna and I am currently an undergraduate Supply Chain Management and Marketing major here at UT Dallas. I plan on pursuing my master’s in business administration and pursuing a career in supply chain and marketing. I enjoy learning about business, politics, media, 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 work for the school as an executive event planner and coordinator which allows me to get a better connection with campus culture. Outside of school, I enjoy volunteering, reading, writing, and 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 helping guide others to find job prospects and improve on their soft skills. I look forward to making the JSOM CMC Ambassador team very creative, engaging, and effective in bringing students in to the Career Management Center.

Maryam Arafat

Maryam Arafat

Hi guys, my name is Maryam Arafat, and I am an undergraduate Healthcare Management student. I am incredibly honored to be a CMC Ambassador and plan to use my communication and leadership skills to help my fellow peers enhance themselves as students. Besides the CMC, I currently serve as the vice president of membership for Net Impact, and I am a general member of the pre-dental association at UTD. I enjoy baking, reading, and any kind of outdoor activities. I look forward to working with everyone and having a great time!

Benjamin Baker

Benjamin Baker

Howdy – I’m Benjamin, a Junior Accounting major and a prospective Certified Public Accountant. I hope to graduate through the Professional Program in Accounting that we have here at UTD, therefore earning my Master’s degree and enough credit hours to sit for the CPA Exam. My involvement in the CMC has been pretty continuous since I was a freshman, and I attribute a great deal of my professional development to some of the programs they offer. Throughout my academic career, however, a big focus of mine has been with Alpha Kappa Psi, the Co-Ed Business Fraternity. There’s a wide degree of overlap between the two organizations, and I feel my efforts in both have contributed towards by personal success.

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Hi everyone, my name is Tyra Banks and I am a Junior Marketing major 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 me 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!

Naomi Burnette

Naomi Burnette

Hey everyone! I’m Naomi Burnette and I’m a sophomore Accounting and Finance double major. I’m from Killeen, TX, but I made Richardson my home until I graduate with my Master’s in the distant future. I’m currently the treasurer of BSA and am actively involved with the Undergraduate Success Scholars. I’m excited to be working the Career Management Center and the other ambassadors to not only improve my skills, but the skills of my peers. The CMC has endless opportunities and I can’t wait to explore them!

Emily DiMego

Emily DiMego

Hi everyone! My name is Emily DiMego, and I was born and raised in Austin, Texas. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Accounting. After pursuing my Bachelor’s degree, I plan on joining the Fast-Track Program, earning my Master’s degree, and then sitting for the CPA exam after graduation. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, hanging in my eno, and reading. I am so thankful that I started attending CMC events my first year at UT Dallas. The Career Management Center offers resume and LinkedIn workshops, Career Fair Preparation, InternshipPanels, and more, to help students build their professional skillset. It is never too early to start working towards your future career!

Florence Fang

Florence Fang

Hello, my name is Florence Fang. I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in accounting. It is my pleasure to be a member of the CMC Ambassador Program. I am very grateful for this incredible opportunity and wonderful environment to start my college experience. I believe the CMC Program will help my leadership, public speaking, and communication skills as I gain more experience. In returns to the CMC Program, I will share and help other students exposed to all the connections the program offered.

Alexis Haley

Alexis Haley

Hello everyone! My name is Alexis Haley, and I am originally from San Antonio, Texas. This fall will be my third year at the University of Texas at Dallas, and I am pursuing a degree in marketing. My goal after graduating is to work in sales selling IT software. Being a part of the Career Management Center Ambassador team has helped me improve numerous things such as my resume, my interview techniques, and presentation skills. I enjoy reading, writing, fine arts, and working on team projects. My time on the University of Texas at Dallas campus has allowed me time to improve my communication and public speaking skills. I am very excited to continue the new school year as a CMC ambassador.

Haley Hopkins

Haley Hopkins

Hi my name is Haley Hopkins, and I am going to be a sophomore Fall, 2017.  I am an Accounting major and my expected graduation date is May 2020. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to join the CMC ambassador team this fall. I want to help grow and develop others by getting them involved with the CMC. I also want to grow and develop as a business professional in the next year and I want to do it with the help of my peers.

Sirisha Karri

Sirisha Karri

Sirisha Karri is a junior, studying Finance and Marketing at the University of Texas at Dallas. Along with being a CMC Ambassador, she is also part of various business organizations on campus like the DMHP honors program and DECA. She also spends a lot of her free time dancing as part of a competitive dance team, named Chalak. If you ever see Sirisha around the hallways feel free to ask her any questions you may have as she would love to help you out. This is her second year helping us out at the Career Management Center, and she cannot wait to meet you guys.

Tyler Kim

Tyler Kim

My name is Tyler Kim. I am a junior majoring in Information Technology and Systems, and I plan to graduate in May 2019.  My goal is to pursue a career in Analytics or Information Security. I have been a member of the CMC Ambassadors for 2 years, and the Career Management Center has been invaluable to me in many ways. The CMC has helped me hone my professional skills starting as a freshman. This has helped me land an internship every summer for every semester I have been at UT Dallas. Through these internships I have gained experience that has truly helped me grow as a professional. By attending CMC events, I improved my resume as well as my interviewing skills. This overall has helped me land these valuable internship experiences. My goal as a CMC Ambassador is to help other students benefit from the many events and opportunities that the CMC offers. My hope is that students will use the CMC as a resource to network and improve their professional skills.

Juhi Kumar

Juhi Kumar

Hello everyone! My name is Juhi Kumar, I was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and I graduated from Westwood High School! This fall 2017, I joined UT Dallas as a freshman on my journey to achieve a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing at this beautiful institution! Being a social butterfly, I am stoked to meet new people and expose them to the events and activities of the Career Management Center. In my spare time, I love to sing, dance, and write! As a CMC Ambassador, I will spread the benefits of involvement and encourage my peers to join our helpful organization! I love to be super active, engaged, and friendly on campus, so you can always talk to me. UT Dallas’ CMC has incredible opportunities that are not offered elsewhere, which is why I am eager to attend and promote this association! I am so excited to learn more to share knowledge, being the best CMC Ambassador that I can be!

Marissa Langer

Marissa Langer

Hey y’all, my name is Marissa Langer and I am currently a sophomore majoring in accounting. Originally, I am from Connecticut but I moved to Texas about five years ago. At the University, I am a part of the Women’s Golf team as well as SAAC, Student Athlete Advisory Committee. I am involved in the athletic life at UTD and I wish to help the athletes in the business school by being a part of the CMC Ambassador program. Being an ambassador this past year helped me learn to network with my peers as well as learn about everything the CMC has to offer us students. Feel free to reach out to me at any time.

Jessica Marquis

Jessica Marquis

Hey, I am Jessica Marquis a DMHP sophomore here at UTD studying Finance. I aspire to graduate in 2020 and study law at a top tier law school. In my hometown Austin, TX, I enjoy spending my free time listening to alternative music, completing small art projects, and watching TV shows with friends. I also loving doing Zumba and occasionally going to concerts.

Here on campus, aside from my memberships with Undergraduate Success Scholars, you might catch me as a Residence Hall Peer Advisor for the JSOM Living Learning Community where I mentor freshmen throughout their first year in the dorms. Or, you might find me in your classroom as an Ambassador presenting about all of the beneficial services offered at the JSOM CMC. Currently being an Ambassador has given me confidence in my presentation skills as well as strengthened my professional qualities. I encourage all JSOM students to take advantage of the CMC and feel free to ask any of the Ambassadors for help as well.

Rachel McKenna

Rachel McKenna

Hello, my name is Rachel McKenna! Currently, I am a junior undergraduate student double-majoring in Accounting and Finance. In addition to the CMCAP, I am involved on-campus with the Undergraduate Success Scholars program, Freshman Mentor Program, and Ascend, as well as in the community with the TXCPA2B blog and the VITA Program. I currently hold an Office Assistant position with the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance within JSOM. My ultimate goal is to acquire the knowledge I need to sit for the C.P.A. exam, and then start my dream career in the public services industry. As a CMC Ambassador, my hope is that I can share what I have learned with other students and promote awareness for the resources available right here in JSOM!

Melissa Osorio

Melissa Osorio

J”Greetings to all! My name is Melissa Osorio. I’m a student at the University of Texas at Dallas. I’m majoring in both Finance and Economics. During my first semester, I joined the Student Office of Volunteerism, to give back to the community; the Student Leadership Programs, from where I earned my Student Leadership Challenge Training certificate; and the Financial Leadership Association, to broaden my financial knowledge and gain real world experience.

I am honored to know that today I have also been provided the opportunity to be a CMC Ambassador. The Career Management Center at JSOM is an accepting environment that aids students in developing their professional skills. As a CMC Ambassador, my greatest goals are to inform students of the helpful services the CMC provides and to encourage students to visit the CMC as much as they can. I believe that the CMC is a fundamental part of students’ success both while attending UTD and after graduation. I’m glad to be a part of something wonderful that helps others!”

Josephine Owalabi

Josephine Owalabi

Hello everyone, my name is Josephine Owolabi. I am an undergraduate student currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Systems. I am a junior and plan on graduating in spring of 2019. I have the privilege of being a part of the CMC Ambassador program where I get to meet and work with great people. Besides the CMC, I am also a member and the Vice President of the Sigma Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, a member of the Black Student Alliance and the Undergraduate Success Scholars, and I also work here on campus at Rec Center West. I am excited to begin the 2017-2018 school year and I look forward to helping my peers take more advantage of all the opportunities the CMC has to offer!

Pareesa Rizvi

Pareesa Rizvi

Hi, my name is Pareesa Rizvi. I’m a senior at UTD majoring in Supply Chain Management.

I love being a CMC ambassador. It has helped me so much in my career and internship process. A lot of students don’t realize what kind of resource the CMC is, but once you come here, your UTD journey will become so much easier. I love helping others and passing on tips and tricks that worked for me, and that’s why CMC has been such a good fit for me.

I encourage students to attend the CMC events because they’re extremely helpful.

I love being a part of CMC and encourage other students to make full use of this place. I will see you Jan. 2018, I am now at my internship with Toyota!

Areesa Shabbir

Areesa Shabbir

Hi everyone! My name is Areesa and I am sophomore double majoring in healthcare management and biology. As a new transfer my sophomore year I didn’t really know where to begin with being involved at UTD or anything about finding an internship. CMC Ambassadors really helped me develop the professional skills I needed to write the perfect resume, speak to employers, dress for interviews and get the internships that I never thought I could.  I am now the founder and current President of the undergraduate chapter of Net Impact UTD as well as being active in other organizations on campus. I love helping others find and obtain internships so feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

Rahi Shah

Rahi Shah

Namashkar! My name is Rahi Shah and I am an incoming freshman majoring in Accounting at the University of Texas at Dallas. I have done my schooling from India and am really excited to start my college in the States. In higher education, JSOM is one of a few schools where I can sub-matriculate into a great master’s program through the Professional Program in Accounting and ultimately earn my CPA. I enjoy playing lawn tennis, working in a team and getting involved in the community. I hope to actively engage with student organizations at UTD including the Office of Student Volunteerism, the Student Union & Activities Advisory Board and the Indian Cultural Association to serve my peers.

Being part of the CMC Ambassador Program as a freshman feels super exciting. I am looking forward to developing myself for the business world, passing on the valuable insights to my fellow Comets and ultimately smoothening our transition from students to professionals. I myself have found the CMC workshops, seminars and interactive events highly inspiring. Shaping the vision of the CMC Ambassador Program is a great platform for enhancing my communication and team building strategies. And, I am very enthusiastic to utilize these skills to spread the immensely valuable career oriented guidance among my companions and peers.

Riti Shah

Riti Shah

Hi everyone! My name is Riti Shah and I’m a freshman majoring in business administration. After I graduated from high school, I worked at PwC in India for a year. I had an amazing experience, which forged my interest to pursue an advanced degree in accounting or finance. I am a very outgoing and friendly person who loves meeting new people. So don’t feel shy! At UTD, I am an active member with the Office of Student Volunteerism and with the variety committee of SUAAB. I am really excited to join my fellow CMC ambassadors. We want to encourage you to attend CMC events and workshops and get to know us. We’re going to do our part to make ourselves accessible. I believe CMC is the right place to sharpen every student’s professional and personal skills. So, please reach out even if it’s to just say hi!

Alayna Thomas

Alayna Thomas

Alayna is a sophomore studying Human Resource Management. She is a Peer Advisor, member of the Davidson Management Honors Program, and active officer in the Society for Human Resource Management. In Spring 2017, Alayna was the student worker for the CMC Employer Relations Team.

Pratiksha Tonpe

Pratiksha Tonpe

Hi, I’m Pratiksha Tonpe! I’m a freshman double majoring in Business Administration as well as Finance. Born in Richmond, Virginia, raised in Portland, Oregon and finally settling in Plano, Texas, adapting to new places and situation is definitely my forte. My passions include art, exploring nature and volunteering. I take pride in being part of the Davidson Honors Management Program as part of JSOM and look forward to spending these next four years at UTD developing a strong network of friends, mentors and professors. In the future I plan on pursuing a career in which I can hopefully combine my passions in art and business and continue to constantly challenge myself and learn every day. I consider myself a fast learner and someone who’s never afraid to try new things- qualities that will no doubt help me as a CMC Ambassador. I am extremely excited to be a part of the CMC Ambassador team and increasing participation within these events will be my number one goal as an ambassador. I know that this program is a great way to help myself and my peers learn about the amazing opportunities that the Career Management Center has to offer from resume writing to professional development workshops and mock interviews. This is truly one of the greatest assets we have in beginning our journey of finding and building a career!

Harshini Vivek

Harshini Vivek

Hi! My name is Harshini Vivek and I am a sophomore majoring in Supply Chain and Finance. I love being a part of JSOM and UTD. I am also in the Davidson Management Honors Program and Women in Technology and Business club. I love sleeping, watching Netflix, reading books and taking pictures in my free time!  Through CMC Ambassadors, I hope to expose my peers about all the career opportunities offered by CMC. 

Eva Weimer

Eva Weimer

Hello! I am Eva Weimer and I am from Plano, Texas. I am a freshman majoring in Corporate Finance. As a JSOM student I hope to strengthen my networking, interview, communication, and professional development skills through the countless opportunities that the CMC has to offer. As a CMC Ambassador I want to help my peers utilize these incredible opportunities. I am a certified Microsoft Office Specialist in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. I want to be able to share these skills with my peers. I look forward to getting involved in clubs at JSOM and UTD. In my free time I enjoy volunteering and swimming. I plan on joining UTD’s club swim team.

Xiaochen (Candice) Wu

Xiaochen (Candice) Wu

Hello, everyone. I am Candice Wu, and I am originally from China. I am a dynamic and passionate student working towards the Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at The University of Texas at Dallas.  I am grateful to be a part of the JSOM Career Management Center’s Ambassadors team. CMC is great place to help about resume, cover letter, interview and networking skills. I love meeting new people and learning new things, I also love to help my peers develop professional skills. I am looking forward to help more undergraduate student!

Fatima Zaidi

Fatima Zaidi

Hi everyone! My name is Fatima Zaidi I’m currently a junior majoring in marketing. I’ve been an ambassador for the Career Management Center since my freshman year and I have loved every second of it. I have a passion for helping and inspiring students, and I believe that my job as a CMC ambassador has allowed me to do that. Apart from being an ambassador, I am also the President of American Marketing Association, as well as the Vice President of TEDxUTD. It’s been a privilege to provide so many different opportunities for my classmates, and I’m looking forward to continuing to do so as an ambassador!