Cast Member Program

Career Ambassador Support Team (CAST)

This student volunteer program provides an avenue to expand leadership and public speaking skills to a team of energetic students, who are committed to raising our office profile and in promoting our services, professional development programs, and events.  Students in this program are identified as the Career Ambassador Support Team (CAST) members who have the opportunity to be actively involved on campus, develop key professional skills, and enhance their resume while supporting the mission and vision of the office.

“I would highly recommend to anyone interested in becoming involved in the WSUTC community to apply to the CAST program.”

-Genevieve, CAST 2015-16

Volunteering as a CAST member provides students with an opportunity to be actively involved on campus, develop key professional skills, and enhance their resume.  Benefits include:

  • enhance communication, team-building, and networking skills
  • network and engage with professionals, students, and faculty
  • boost your resume (especially your Extracurricular Activities and Professional Skills)
  • receive a letter of recommendation upon completion of program milestones
  • acquire a variety of resources and knowledge to gain employability skills
  • learn more about career and professional development

Minimum Qualifications

  • be a WSU Tri-Cities student enrolled full-time
  • have a 2.5 GPA or above
  • enthusiastic, motivated, and dedicated
  • students seeking unique and valuable opportunities to hone their skills in networking and public speaking
  • committed to promoting our services
  • willing to engage with students and professionals
  • interested in helping make students more aware of our office and how we can help them

Preferred Qualifications

  • students who have used Career Development services or attended events

Career Ambassador Support Team members will be expected to:

  • commit to a full academic year (fall and spring semesters)
  • dedicate 10-12 hours each semester
  • attend monthly CAST meetings
  • volunteer for
    • 3 Career Development signature events (e.g., Career Fair, Career Night, Fashion Showcase, Industry Tours, Etiquette and Networking Dinner),
    • 8 professional development services (workshops and workshop cart prep), and
    • other activities during the year
  • schedule 1 appointment each semester with a Career Coach for your own professional career development
  • attend Career Development events and programs each semester
  • promote Career Development events, workshops, and professional development services to students
  • distribute workshop and event postcards throughout campus on a weekly basis
  • create buzz about upcoming events by making announcements in class and handing out event materials
  • be an integral part of events and workshops:
    • assist with event set-up (check-in, signage, centerpieces, etc.)
    • recruit and encourage students to visit our office, sign-up and attend events, staff tabling events
    • serve as a liaison to students and/or professionals to interact, introduce, and mingle at events
    • prepare weekly workshop signs and place signage in designated areas on campus
  • attend an end-of-year CAST awards program
Become a CAST member today…