When you volunteer with Penn State’s Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), you become a part of an international entrepreneurship celebration with 170 countries, 25,000 partners and 34,000 events worldwide. Due to the overwhelming attendance and response to Penn State’s GEW week long events, we are consistently listed as one of the top five GEW partners in the United State. As a Student Volunteer Ambassador (SVA), you have an opportunity to interact with some of the best and brightest students, faculty, and staff that Penn State has to offer. You’ll also have the chance to meet successful entrepreneurs, local community members involved in entrepreneurship, and to explore networking opportunities.
If you would like to be part of helping us grow and promote GEW, please fill out the volunteer form. After you attend a brief SVA training session, you’ll be paired with one or two other students to manage an event by preparing the room, greeting and announcing the speaker(s), communicating the attendance code, and ending the event. Managing an event will typically take 2 to 2 1/2 hours. As an SVA, you may also be involved in other GEW promotional efforts such as hanging signs, writing blog posts, speaking to classes about GEW, visiting with the college deans and much more.