Become a WiSE Student Ambassador

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Women in Science and Engineering is pleased to share a new opportunity to promote community and encourage participation in STEM programs at UB. To gain hands-on leadership experience and to share your passion for STEM, apply to be a WiSE Student Ambassador!

Applications for fall 2021 are currently on hold; send ubwise@buffalo.edu an email for questions or to express interest in becoming an ambassador!

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Criteria to apply

WiSE Student Ambassadors will represent a diverse array of academic majors and student experiences. To apply to be a WiSE Student Ambassador, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a sophomore, junior, or senior in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences or the STEM departments in the College of Arts and Sciences (Mathematics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Geology, Physics).
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Be flexible! This is a pilot program, and as a participant, we are counting on you to help us work through challenges and improve the program for future ambassadors. Your feedback and ideas are important, and you must be willing to share them.

Your role as a WiSE Student Ambassador

  • Serve as a point of contact for current students, prospective students, and their families who are interested in learning more about the WiSE program, getting involved on campus, and their respective STEM majors. Respond to email inquiries promptly and check in with the online community regularly.
  • Promote the WiSE program to peers.
  • Support recruitment and orientation events at UB such as Accepted Students Day, Open Houses, Postcard Writing Party, Early Move-In, and Involvement Fairs. Ambassadors are required to support at least 3 events per semester.
  • Be willing to help with other opportunities that may arise, including representing WiSE at campus events, lending a hand at programs throughout the semester, or reaching out to fellow WiSE students in need of support.

Benefits

  • $200 stipend for the semester
  • WiSE polo shirt
  • WiSE long sleeve quarter zip shirt
  • Turquoise and maroon graduation cord for graduating seniors.

Spring 2021 ambassadors who meet program expectations will be invited to return for the Fall 2021 semester.

Apply to be a WiSE Student Ambassador

Complete the brief application below to apply. Finalists, selected by a faculty and staff committee, will be invited for an informal interview.