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  • Do you have a high level of personal and professional character?
  • Do you have a willingness and passion for developing exceptional communication skills and leadership ability?
  • Are you enthusiastic toward the field of engineering, the College, and Penn State?
  • Do you want to stand out and be known within the College?
  • Are you reliable and willing to commit some of your time each semester to be a part of an awesome team that serves the outreach goals of the College of Engineering?
  • Are you a student in the College of Engineering?

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

Benefits of being an Engineering Ambassador

  • Receive advanced communications training and an outstanding variety of communication experiences.
  • Personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Networking opportunities with College administrators, faculty, alumni, and industry representatives.
  • Excellent resume addition that provides concrete evidence to employers of your communications expertise. Ambassador experiences also provide terrific talking points in interviews.
  • A cash award based on your level of participation after your first semester.
  • Receive an Engineering Ambassadors polo shirt and fleece (required to be worn during Ambassador events).
  • The opportunity to "leave your mark" and give back to Penn State and the College of Engineering.
  • Be a part of a fun and exciting team!


Responsibilities of an Engineering Ambassador

  • Registration and successful completion of ENGR 397: Advanced Engineering Communication (3 credits) in the Fall 2017 semester. The course is required training for Ambassadors. The course meets on Tuesdays and Thursday from 11:15-12:30 during the Fall 2017 semester.
  • Participate in at least 20 hours of 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.