ECE Student Ambassadors play an integral role in recruitment and admissions programs, alumni engagement, and division activities as a whole. We look to Student Ambassadors to assist with recruiting prospective students, engaging division alumni and donors, and showcasing all that ECE has to offer. Student Ambassadors serve as representatives of the division to a variety of constituents, thus requiring positive interactions and attitudes.
Ambassadors will be selected to serve as a strong link between the division and prospective students and alumni. All ECE students, whether undergraduate or graduate, have the opportunity to serve as an Ambassador. Members must be positive people who want to share their experiences with others. While being outgoing and friendly, members of the Ambassador program should remember they represent the University of Michigan and ECE and, in essence, they are recruiting the next incoming class or helping to connect alumni and donors with faculty and students in ECE. Members of this program must be sensitive to varying ages and cultures, and be able to communicate in a way that makes everyone feel included and comfortable.
- Be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking student in ECE.
- Have completed at least a semester of study in ECE.
- Maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.
- Be able to positively represent ECE and U-M.
- Be willing to correspond with prospective students in a timely fashion, and be represented on the ECE website.
- Be willing to provide individualized attention to prospective students or alumni during any event in which you are participating.
- Be willing to volunteer at a minimum of 3 events/programs per semester. Some of the events will be scheduled, while others may arise at the last minute.
- Attend all professional development training for Student Ambassadors.
Ambassador Responsibilities and Activities
Aside from attending the minimum of 3 events per semester, there is not a set time commitment of hours per week or month. When an event arises, Student Ambassadors will be notified, and can assist depending on their schedule. Participation with the ambassador program can include:
- Assisting with on-campus recruitment events such as: Fall Orientation, Welcome Day, Graduate Recruitment Weekends, Campus Day Visits, Graduate Student Symposium, Tech Day, and Undeclared Events.
- Assisting with off-campus recruitment events such as: Graduate Information Days, High School Recruiting, and Community College Recruiting.
- Assisting with external relationships and community events such as: Family Fun Night, Homecoming, Career Fair, Graduate Symposium, and Alumni Council visits.
- Being featured on the website with a Student Ambassador profile.
- Answering questions from prospective students, both in person and via email.
- Providing tours of the EECS building for potential students, alumni, and others.
- Participating in presentations and panel discussions.
- Hosting prospective and new students as well as alumni.
- Providing stories, quotes, and insight on donor solicitation documents.
- Being knowledgeable about your respective degree and program, the application process, and living in Ann Arbor.
Besides plenty of swag, Student Ambassador can earn between $250-$1000 for a professional conference, professional development events, or research projects.
The amount earned depends on the number of hours Student Ambassadors participate in various ECE activities. Activities include:
- Leadership workshops
- Alumni networking events
- Recruitment fairs
- Posting on social media
- Giving building tours
- Answering emails from prospective students
- Giving presentations to small and large groups
Here are the award amounts per hours of participation:
- 20 hours = $250
- 30 hours = $500
- 40 hours = $750
- 50 hours = $1,000
Student Ambassadors can request the money after they have achieved the respective number of hours.