Joining Engineering Ambassadors

So you want to be an Engineering Ambassador...

Are you:

  • eager to develop exceptional communication and leadership abilities?
  • enthusiastic about engineering?
  • reliable and willing to commit time to an awesome team that serves the outreach goals of the College of Engineering?
  • a student in the College of Engineering?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, then you should consider applying to be an Engineering Ambassador!


The College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking highly qualified students to serve as Engineering Ambassadors. The goals of the Engineering Ambassadors program are to provide exceptional outreach service throughout the College of Engineering, hone the communication and leadership skills of the Ambassadors, and provide opportunities and experiences that will lead to personal and professional growth of the Ambassadors. Engineering Ambassadors are involved with activities related to recruiting, retention, outreach, and industry relations for the College of Engineering.


There are a limited number of Engineering Ambassador positions available each year, so the application process is competitive.


Benefits of being an Ambassador:

Presentation Training

Receive advanced communications training and an outstanding variety of communication experiences.

Build Connections

Take part in networking opportunities with College administrators, faculty, alumni, and industry representatives.

Career Expertise

Build essential career skills with personal and professional development opportunities.

Engaging Teamwork

Be a part of a fun and exciting team!


Responsibilites of an Engineering Ambassadors

  • Participate in at least 4 Engineering Ambassador "events" each semester. The events will vary in nature and could be presentations for a variety of audiences, College tours for visitors, community outreach, middle and high school outreach, contributions to the Engineering Ambassadors website (blog, video posts, Facebook, Twitter), etc. The majority of events for most Ambassadors will occur on campus.
  • Ability to commit to at least two semesters (Fall and Spring) of Engineering Ambassadors membership.
  • Willingness to prioritize Engineering Ambassador activities when needed and ability to be flexible and responsive to the needs of the organization.
  • In order to be an active member, you must have been formally trained in Communication (class or workshop)