GSA Ambassador Program
The GSA Ambassador Program will spread awareness of the field of aging, as well as serve as a networking tool linking individuals with an interest in gerontology from all over the country and abroad with The Gerontological Society of America.
- Campus coordination and generation of aging-related interests (careers, courses, service, etc.)
- Campus outreach
- Introduction of the GSA organization, and the Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization (ESPO), if applicable, to new individuals
- Generate awareness of GSA and ESPO on their local campuses in in their local communities.
- Promote abstract submission for and participation in the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting and the AGHE Annual Meeting.
- Promote and organize participation in Careers in Aging Week.
- (Optional) Organize other events on their campuses and in their communities throughout the year, such as guest speakers, meetings, panel presentations, networking receptions; outreach programs; and discussion sessions on topics related to gerontological research, policy, practice, careers, and student topics such as internships.
Roles and Responsibilities of GSA Ambassador
- Communication with GSA staff.
- Submit midyear and end-of-year status reports to GSA staff.
Benefits of GSA Ambassador Program
- Networking opportunities with peers, mentors, colleagues, and leaders in the field of aging
- Mentoring activities and events
- Leadership opportunities within your campus/community and GSA and ESPO
- Spreading awareness of the field of aging
Enrollment Criteria and Selection Process
- Each campus/location may have up to two GSA Ambassadors who agree to work together.
- The applicant is a current GSA member.
- The applicant and the faculty adviser, if applicable, are willing to make a one-year commitment to serve in the GSA Ambassador and adviser capacities.
- A vacancy exists in the GSA Ambassador Program on campus.
- The enrollment form includes approaches to be implemented to address program objectives.
- Resources to support the GSA Ambassador Program are available from the faculty adviser applicant.
How to Get Involved
- Click here to enroll. Spring Cohort enrollment forms due January 31. Fall Cohort enrollment forms due August 31.
- GSA will maintain a master roster of all applicants and determine the eligibility of all applicants.
- GSA staff will notify all applicants.
If you are already a member of a campus gerontology student organization, you can also become a GSA Ambassador.
|The GSA Ambassador Program is supported by the GSA Innovation Fund.