(VALLEJO, CA – November 21, 2014) – Cal Maritime's cadets are representative of what the University stands for and what makes it unique. Now, a select group of students are being given an opportunity to represent the school in a whole new way.
The new Cadet Ambassador Program provides students with an opportunity to develop their leadership skills through interactions with industry, alumni, donors, and elected officials. The program encompasses, donor visits, travel, the beginnings of a new student alumni program, volunteerism, event participation and the opportunity for meeting and networking with executives in the maritime and related industries.
"Our students will have an opportunity for mentoring and experience in executive-level interactions that lead to networking and the development of necessary communication skills," said Vice President for University Advancement Beverly Byl. "In many cases, these experiences will enhance their résumés and provide direct professional opportunities."
The program has a core group of 30 cadets, plus five freshman apprentices who are identified at the start of their second semester on campus. Participants in the program will receive campus stewardship and community service credit.
PIcture above: Students from Cal Maritime's Cadet Ambassador Program represented the University at the 10th Annual Gala.