The Hawk Ambassadors are a dynamic student organization that work with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to introduce prospective students to Illinois Tech. These active student leaders represent Illinois Tech and show off their Scarlet Hawk pride by giving campus tours, meeting with prospective students, and representing the university at different events around campus.
The Hawk Ambassadors, which consist of current undergraduate students representing different majors, classes, and student clubs, remember how overwhelming the college application process felt.
“The best reward of being a hawk ambassador is seeing the impact you make on prospective students,” said Katja Berthold. “One of my newest freshman friends was here for Scholarship Symposium last February, and I hosted her. Not only did we bond over that snowy weekend, but we also kept in touch as she made the final decisions on college. Since we’re in the same major, I was able to offer her advice on which classes to take, which professors to look for, etc. She told me that I helped make her transition from high school to college a lot easier and less stressful.”
In addition to helping prospective students with the college decision process and making new friends, Hawk Ambassadors are able to build leadership skills that will help them grow in their careers.
“Being an ambassador is the one job where not only do you learn, but it also gradually brings good changes to your interpersonal skills. I used to be quiet at public speaking, but now I’m able to give tours to 40 people without a problem,” said Nosheen Iqbal. “As an international student, it also helps me learn more about American culture. I am loving it.”
Recruitment for Illinois Tech Hawk Ambassadors and Junior Hawks happens every semester. We’re proud of these students and the positive impact they bring to the Illinois Tech community and future Scarlet Hawks.
Not pictured: Maddie Lane ’19.