OUR Ambassador Application

Are you a current undergraduate student with experience finding creative answers to questions in your field? Do you enjoy talking about your creative work, entrepreneurship, or research? Are you interested in helping to support and expand the work of the Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR)? If so, apply to become an OUR Ambassador!

Here is what’s required to be an OUR Ambassador:

1) Meet a minimum of three times per semester for program planning and professional development;
2) Serve as a peer mentor to 5-10 fellow undergraduates;
3) Respond to email inquiries from interested peers;
4) Engage in outreach activities; and
5) Commit to spending at least 10 hours/semester on ambassador activities.

Applications are due April 10, 2020, though late applications may be considered, depending on need.

Ambassador Application

  • Please list any other affiliations (clubs, organizations) to which you belong that might be relevant to your role as an ambassador (i.e., for whom you might do outreach on behalf of the OUR).
  • Please indicate which of the following OUR programs you have been involved with, if any.
  • Explain a) why you think the OUR Ambassador program is important for students, and b) why you would like to become an Ambassador (400 word limit)
  • Briefly describe your research experience(s), including subject/department, mentor(s), and duration. What impact have these experiences had on you? (400 word limit)
  • Describe any mentoring, counseling, or peer education you've been part of -- on either side (e.g. mentor OR mentee).
  • Approximately how many hours a month do you think you could realistically commit to being an ambassador?
  • What other commitments will be vying for your time in 2020-2021?
  • Please rate yourself on the above attribute. Please note that you don't need to be an expert in each of these fields. Your honesty in answering these questions will help us better train you and other ambassadors.
  • Please rate yourself on the above attribute. Please note that you don't need to be an expert in each of these fields. Your honesty in answering these questions will help us better train you and other ambassadors.
  • Please rate yourself on the above attribute. Please note that you don't need to be an expert in each of these fields. Your honesty in answering these questions will help us better train you and other ambassadors.
  • Please rate yourself on the above attribute. Please note that you don't need to be an expert in each of these fields. Your honesty in answering these questions will help us better train you and other ambassadors.
  • Please rate yourself on the above attribute. Please note that you don't need to be an expert in each of these fields. Your honesty in answering these questions will help us better train you and other ambassadors.
  • Please rate yourself on the above attribute. Please note that you don't need to be an expert in each of these fields. Your honesty in answering these questions will help us better train you and other ambassadors.
  • What other skills, talents, or interests would you bring to OUR Student Ambassadors? (e.g., social media outreach interest, design skills, loves icebreakers)
  • Provide the name and contact information of the faculty, post-doctoral, or graduate student who has served as your research mentor/supervisor.
  • Please upload a copy of your resume or CV as a .doc or preferably a .pdf file.
  • I agree that I will fulfill the following duties if selected to be an OUR Student Ambassador:
    1) Meet a minimum of three times per semester for program planning and professional development;
    2) Serve as a peer mentor to 5-10 fellow undergraduates;
    3) Respond to email inquiries from interested peers;
    4) Engage in outreach activities; and
    5) Commit to spending at least 10 hours/semester on ambassador activities.