Undergraduate Ambassador Program Overview
The Undergraduate Engineering Ambassadors are current KU engineering students dedicated to serving as representatives of the University of Kansas and the School of Engineering for the purpose of recruiting prospective students to KU. The primary job responsibility of the the Undergraduate Engineering Ambassadors is to lead the facility tour—consistently the most important part of the visit for students and families selecting a college. Ambassadors also correspond with campus visitors through letters, emails, and postcards and may serve in a variety of ways to help with overall recruitment. Engineering Ambassadors are part of the Engineering Undergraduate Recruitment Team, a group that works together to orchestrate a positive visit experience for all guests.
Engineering Ambassadors serve in different capacities. As mentioned above, the tour is the most important part of the campus visit. However, ambassadors also have multiple opportunities to help with recruitment efforts for the School of Engineering and the Office of Admissions. These opportunities include, but not limited to:
- On-campus events for the School of Engineering such as Open House and Engineering Scholars Day
- On-campus events for the Office of Admissions such as Junior Days and Senior Days
- Off-campus events for the School of Engineering and/or the Office of Admissions such as MasterMinds and Preview KU (Admissions events)
- Serve on student panels
- Give high school presentations
- Communicate with prospective students (emails, letters, postcards, calling campaigns, etc.)
- Other duties as assigned
Why be an Undergraduate Engineering Ambassador?
As an Undergraduate Engineering Ambassador, you will play a vital role in the recruitment of potential students to KU and the School of Engineering. Not only will you provide these individuals with valuable insight about college life in Lawrence, but you'll also be giving back to the KU community at the same time! In addition, Engineering Ambassadors sharpen their leadership and communication skills, make new friends, and acquire knowledge and experience that will be useful for a lifetime.
Not only are you working with the Engineering Dean's Office, but you are also part of a vibrant student organization. Your colleagues quickly become friends. In past years, the Engineering Ambassadors have enjoyed cheering together at KU sporting events, end of the year gatherings, student development opportunities and more!
To top it all off, a scholarship is associated with this program in the amount of $1,000!
Want to be an Undergraduate Engineering Ambassador?
Applications for the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Ambassador program are now available.