What do the Navigators do for the College?
The Navigators are a select group of WSC students who have demonstrated academic achievement and leadership on campus. The Navigators are composed of many unique individuals whose activities and involvement are diverse. The main mission of the Navigator team is to provide a favorable image of WSC prospective students, parents, high school guidance counselors and the larger community.
What would be my responsibilities?
The Navigators are the official student representatives of the College. In this role, Navigators conduct the campus experience, student panels, and serve as hosts for a variety of campus events. More importantly, the Navigators are the official Wayne State storytellers. They tell stories about why they chose to attend WSC, experiences students can have here, why they choose to re-enroll every year and the career possibilities when they graduate. We know that no one remembers numbers; so instead, we tell stories.
What kind of time commitment is involved?
The Navigators have a standard of excellence the college relies upon daily. Navigators must be virtuous while committing themselves to the college at the highest level. In doing so, Navigators will find their largest time commitments in the following areas:
- Weekly two-hour availability for the campus experience (10 a.m.-noon and/or 1-3 p.m.)
- Assist with Fridays at WSC, Just Juniors and miscellaneous group visit events to campus
- Other events: Homecoming, commencement, athletic recruitment (often weekends)
- Mandatory attendance at bi-monthly meetings
Navigators typically work 5-10 hours per week.
- Great networking opportunity
- Contribute to the college
- Gain work experience
- Fun working environment
- Fun social activities
- Paid position
- Obtain references
- Build communication skills
What kind of person is a Navigator?
- Currently enrolled full-time student in her or his second year at Wayne State College
- Minimum 2.5 GPA during each semester of enrollment
- Positive, upbeat attitude toward Wayne State College
- Appreciation for facts and figures but motivated to tell stories about her experiences
- Excellent verbal and communication skills
- Committed to serving as a Navigator for at least one academic year.
- Most of all, outgoing, friendly, and knowledgeable about the college.
Selected applicants will be asked to schedule an interview to tell their story before current Navigators, members of the Admissions or other campus staff. If you have questions, please call 402-375-7028 or email Amy Gade at firstname.lastname@example.org.