We are happy to report that National Grid is partnering with WPI on another new cohort of six Engineering Ambassadors. Engineering Ambassadors are the student face of WPI and help to engage younger generations in the excitement of STEM fields. Engineering Ambassadors are professional, upstanding members of their community and excellent role models.
It is preferred that National Grid Engineering Ambassadors major in one of the following areas: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, or Society, Technology, and Policy; however, other majors can be considered for acceptance.
Benefits of Being a National Grid Engineering Ambassador
There are many benefits to being a National Grid Engineering Ambassador:
- Receive advanced communication and leadership training
- Personal and professional development opportunities
- $250 quarterly stipend
- Priority consideration for summer internships with National Grid
- Networking opportunities with university administrators, faculty, alumni and industry representatives
- Networking opportunities with National Grid executives and employees
- Excellent resume addition that provides concrete evidence of communications and leadership expertise to employers. Ambassador experience also provides terrific talking points in interviews
- Receive an Engineering Ambassador polo shirt (required to be worn during Ambassador events)
- Be part of a fun and exciting team!
Requirements of a National Grid Engineering Ambassador
Applicants to the program must meet the following criteria:
- First-year student standing during time of application process
- National Grid Engineering Ambassadors usually major in one of the following areas: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, or Society, Technology, and Policy; however, other majors can be considered for acceptance.
- GPA greater than 3.25
- Demonstrated leadership skills
- Availability for an internship with National Grid during the summer between Sophomore and Junior Years; priority is given to National Grid Engineering Ambassadors; however, an internship is not guaranteed.
- Participation is required for the entirety of the Sophomore year through April 2014 (you do not need to be on campus your whole Sophomore year if you are studying abroad, for example.)
Required Participation Dates
Applicants must be available and willing to participate in the following National Grid Engineering Ambassador training and activities:
- Weekly Engineering Ambassador meetings during academic year 2013-14
- Leadership Workshop Part 1: Friday, October 18, 2013 (day after A term ends)
- WPI Communications Workshop: Monday, October 21 – Friday, October 25, 2013 (week between A and B terms)
- Leadership Workshop Part 2: January 15, 2014 (day before C term begins)
Applicant Selection Process
- Applications are due by noon on Monday, April 1, 2013 and will be reviewed by the selection committee.
- Selection will be based on good academic standing, leadership experience, and active participation in WPI and the surrounding community.
- Interviews will take place on April 8, April 9, and April 10, 2013. Please try to be available on these days to participate in an interview.
- Final decisions will be communicated to applicants by mid-April.
Please complete the Application Form by noon on Monday, April 1, 2013. After you complete the application, please send a copy of your resume, an unofficial transcript, and a photo (optional) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Top candidates will be contacted and must complete a successful interview for admittance into the program.
If you have any questions about the process, please email email@example.com.