Program Requirements

UTC Ambassador

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.   

Benefits of Being a UTC Engineering Ambassador

 There are many benefits to being a UTC Engineering Ambassador:

  • Receive advanced communication and leadership training
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • $250 quarterly stipend
  • Priority consideration for summer internships, co-op and full-time career opportunities with UTC
  • Networking opportunities with university administrators, faculty, alumni and industry representatives
  • Networking opportunities with UTC executives and employees
  • Travel on a site visit with other UTC Engineering Ambassadors to UTC’s facilities in Connecticut
  • Participation in an annual UTC Engineering Ambassador workshop held in conjunction with students from all four UTC Engineering Ambassador schools
  • 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 an Engineering Ambassador

Applicants to the program must meet the following criteria:

  • Full time undergraduate sophomore or junior during the upcoming academic year 2013-14
  • Majoring in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Electrical Engineering
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Because this program is designed to excite people about the field of engineering and encourage women and underrepresented minorities to consider it as a potential career path, preference is given to those applicants who are female and/or an underrepresented minority, however all candidates are given fair consideration
  • GPA greater than 3.0
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Participation is required for the entirety of an academic year, with the option to continue participation on a yearly basis. (You do not need to be on campus the whole academic year; you can participate in this program and still go abroad for an IQP, for example.) 

Required Participation Dates 

Applicants must be available and willing to participate in the following Engineering Ambassador training and activities:

  • Weekly Engineering Ambassador meetings during academic year 2013-14 
  • UTC Engineering Ambassador Workshop (All four schools): September 19 – 22, 2013 at University of Connecticut (ALL WEEKEND EVENT)
  • 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 Monday, April 8, Tuesday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 10.  Please try to be available on these days to participate in an interview. 
  • Final decisions will be communicated to applicants in mid-April.

Apply!

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 engambassadors@wpi.edu.  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 engambassadors@wpi.edu.

 
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