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ASCP Career Ambassador Program

The ASCP Career Ambassador Program, generously supported by Roche for many years now, creatively exposes a profession well-hidden from the public. Our selection of all ASCP―certified laboratory professionals, not just those who have been recently certified, is vital to helping build a stronger bond between pre-college students and the laboratory profession.

Going from the laboratory to the classroom, Career Ambassadors get a unique and advantageous perspective of what the students’ knowledge and questions are about the profession. ASCP has developed this ambassador program to help laboratory professionals build relationships with science teachers and students by:

  • Building engagement across high school campuses;
  • Conducting and promoting awareness of laboratory careers;
  • Assisting in learning how we can best engage, encourage, and addressing the issues that students have about choosing a career in the laboratory.

Be a part of an adventurous learning experience.



The insight that ASCP captured from a recent survey revealed a critical workforce shortage, yet there are not enough qualified people to fill the void. Many laboratory professionals are retiring and deficiencies in funding educational programs are among the issues that have led to the shortage. Even now, the public, particularly students at the high school level are unaware of the opportunities available to them as a qualified laboratory professional.

The Career Ambassador Program is designed to help change that perspective. We would like our Career Ambassadors to inspire knowledge, understanding, and a grasp of the profession, along with the challenges of the laboratory environment. We encourage ASCP-certified laboratory professionals to aid in this fascinating endeavor.

Applications are accepted for the 2015-2016 Career Ambassador Program between April 21 and June 25, 2015.


    Why should you consider becoming a Career Ambassador?

    One, you’ll be exposing students to the starting point on a roadmap of learning, communicating strong, clearly and concisely the level of requirements needed to achieve the career of a laboratory professional. As you develop your leadership and presentation skills hosting sessions for your students, you‘ll learn how to maintain a student-centered focus, one of responsibility, maturity and professionalism. You are compensated financially and will be provided with a distinctive opportunity to engage in ASCP’s Laboratory Management University. You will be given tools to assist in ensuring that with each session, you’ll find a new thrill and a new challenge.

    What are the responsibilities of a Career Ambassador?

    This is an opportunity for Career Ambassadors to act as a link to high schools and the community. Sure, you will have many responsibilities, but mainly as a Career Ambassador, you will be able to build appreciation and familiarity with the laboratory profession. One way is through classroom presentations and unique interactive activities you plan for your students. We think the experience will be insightful and loads of fun for many curious students as well as you. Career Ambassadors are required to complete a minimum of five presentations/career fairs.

     

    Who provides funding for the program?

    The ASCP Career Ambassador Program is generously sponsored by Roche, one of the world’s leading research-oriented healthcare groups with core business in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.

    Questions? For more information or questions about this program, please contact the Career Ambassador Program Administrator via email at careerambassador@ascp.org or by calling 312-541-4858.





      Eligibility Requirements

      You may apply for the 2015-2016 Career Ambassador Program if you meet all the following criteria:

      • Current member of ASCP
      • Certified by the ASCP Board of Certification

      When to Apply

      Applications are accepted for the 2015-2016 Career Ambassador Program between April 21 and June 25, 2015.

      Application Requirements

      • Create a 30 – 90 second YouTube video telling us a story about a time when you saw your role in the lab make a difference. Consider when your work impacted you or someone else, or when you realized why lab professionals are so important to patients and the entire medical field. 
        • Your video should show your professionalism and touch on your presentation/speaking skills to a potential audience of high school students.
      • Current resume or Curriculum vitae
      • One letter of recommendation
        • The letter should come from a supervisor, hospital administrator, clinical director or professor that speaks to the applicant’s passion for the profession.
      • List of up to three community service and leadership activities

      How to Apply

      Complete the online application by clicking the Apply Now button. Please include the following with your application:

      • Current resume or Curriculum vitae
      • One letter of recommendation
      • List of up to three community service and leadership activities
      • Link to your YouTube video

      The application deadline has passed. Please check back in 2016.


      Questions?
      For more information or questions about this program, please contact the Career Ambassador Program Administrator via email at careerambassador@ascp.org or by calling 312-541-4858.

       


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