Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Eagle Ambassadors

Southern Miss Football is associated with some of the most popular traditions here at USM. From the rally cheer, “Southern Miss to the Top,” to the encouraging cheers for the defense “Nasty Bunch”. For many students, the environment of the student section on game day is an experience that they will remember for their entire life. Win or lose, many students feel like they can just take pride in the unity of the students on game day. Being able to explain all of this to a high school prospective student is a key tool in the recruitment process. Working as an Eagle Ambassador, my job is to help the prospective students become knowledgeable of both USM and our athletics program.
Eagle Ambassadors is a student club through the recruitment office. The girls of this club go through an interview process in which they are asked questions concerning their pride in our Southern Miss football team. We work very closely with the football staff in their process of recruiting high school prospects. On game day, we check the students in and give tours upon request. During the meet and greet, we assist the students by placing them in meetings with different coaches or recruiters and we also attempt to answer any questions they may have after these meetings. We then walk with them down to the field, where the prospects are allowed to walk around on the field before the game. We then direct them to their seats, and sit in close accordance to them just in case they come across any questions during the game.

One thing that I enjoy about this club is the close ties that it has to the athletic department. I enjoy working on the recruitment side of football. You are able to see all the great extents that our football staff goes through to make our football program here at USM so successful. I also enjoy sharing my pride in the University of Southern Mississippi with other high school students. I enjoy watching football, and I take great pride in our football program here at USM, and nothing is more exciting than sharing this with a prospective student.

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