Engineering Ambassadors Application
Serving as an Engineering Ambassador is both an honor and a distinction. The selection process is competitive and serving as an ambassador requires a substantial time commitment.
Due to the amount of resources invested in training and supporting ambassadors, there is a one-year service commitment required.
Applications due Friday, March 1, 2019.
Questions? Email Director of Student Services Paulette House or call 208-885-9700.
Applicants must be able to commit to one-year of service and meet the following criteria:
- Full-time student in the College of Engineering
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- At least two semesters completed at the University of Idaho
- Attend Ambassador Retreat - Typically first or second weekend of fall semester
- Travel to schools and other campuses during the week
- Participate in some evening and weekend events
- Attend weekly ambassador team meetings when your regular school schedule allows
- Be professional, highly motivated, enthusiastic, dependable, knowledgeable and sincere in representing the University of Idaho College of Engineering
Due to time commitment, students with 18 or more credits will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
A complete application can be submitted using the form below, and includes the following:
- Cover letter
- Professional resume
- One to two references
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
- Interviews will occur in March and April of the spring semester.
- Applications will be evaluated by a committee comprised of college representatives, including current Engineering Ambassadors, staff, faculty and administration.
- Interview questions consist of information about you, the program and situational roleplaying.
Subject to change based on recruitment needs. Some events may occur in the evening or on weekends
Fall semester events may include but are not limited to:
- New student orientation
- Engineering Back to School Picnic (September)
- High School visits (two visits)
- Envision Idaho #1 or #2 (October & November)
- Women in Engineering Day (October)
- All trainings – financial aid and departmental (primarily August/September)
- Fall semester classes will meet one to two times per week for approximately 1 month to complete training.
Spring semester events may include but are not limited to:
- New student orientation
- High school visits (two on campus, one off campus)
- Women in Engineering Exploration (February)
- Thank-a-Thon (February)
- Engineering EXPO (April)
- Explore U-Idaho (April)
- UIdaho Bound (March & April) - at least one hour time commitment
- New ambassador dinner (April)
- Ambassador interviews (time commitments based on number of applicants)