Student ambassador leadership program
Get involved as a Student Ambassador and strengthen your professional communication skills.
Student Ambassadors participate in a range of recruitment events and activities and help promote Engineering and IT programs.
Who can apply?
The Student Ambassador Program is looking for students who are currently enrolled in a masters by coursework degree in either Engineering or Information Technology with a minimum average weighted make of 75% and have completed their first semester of study. All students who meet these minimum requirements will be contacted to submit an expression of interest for the program.
As a Student Ambassador, we want you to tell us about your experiences and help new students understand what they can achieve. You might participate in events such as speaker panels to talk about your experiences, help us produce videos and be one of our very own influencers on our social media channels. As a Student Ambassador, you will be required to help with:
- Open Day;
- Student profiles (including photographs) for use in web and print advertising;
- Optional tours of the faculty and/or uni.
Ambassadors are called upon to communicate their experiences with prospective students. This includes why you chose to study your course, what a student should expect during their studies, how to transition into life at Melbourne and how to best prepare for graduate study.
Possible content you can help produce may include:
- Short videos: like an Instagram Story, we want you to tell us what you studied, why you chose your course and what your plans are for your career. You can film these on your phone or via Zoom, and we can help guide you through what to say.
- Photoshoots: we want to showcase how the campus is the heart of the University of Melbourne, so you can show us the facilities, study spaces and coffee spots. We bring professional photographers on campus, but we also love to see your own shots and candid moments that we can feature on @engunimelb or @unimelb social channels!
- Quotes and stories: write a blog-post style piece on what you do as a university student. Are you a part of a student club or have you completed an internship? You can find similar stories on the Student Life page or our Graduate Stories.
Videos and written stories like this can be a great way to demonstrate your communication skills and showcase your professional experience. You are a part of the editorial process, and we want you to share these stories on your network so it's your voice that matters, but we can help you write it.
Additionally, as part of the program, our Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology ambassadors participate in a formal leadership training and communication course alongside ambassadors from various other academic divisions.
If you are female or female-identifying, you will also have the opportunity to be a mentor as part of our Girl Power in Engineering and IT program. This is a program for high school students, contributing towards gender parity in engineering and IT disciplines. For young females and female-identifying students from Australia with an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. If you are interested in this, you will have the opportunity to notify us of this during your commencement of the program.