Being an Ambassador

Responsibilities of OURCI Ambassadors:

  • Represent the OURCI in a knowledgeable and professional manner.
  • Promote the benefits and activities of the OURCI (and undergraduate research) to high schools, college classes, at campus recruitment events, and on panels for students, faculty, alumni, and potential donors.
  • Assist with OURCI events, including the Research Symposia and Undergraduate Research Week
  • Participate in training as needed in order to represent the OURCI accurately and well.

Terms of position:

  • Hours: flexible hours each semester (between 10-15 hours/semester). Daytime availability is necessary on occasional basis.
  • Attend monthly group meeting (Sept-Dec and Feb-Apr)
  • Once year commitment (Fall and Spring semester)


  • Build presentation and verbal communication skills.
  • Gain valuable experience and recognition for promoting the highly valued practice of undergraduate research.
  • Be a leader in a community of researchers.
  • Have an opportunity to share your research experience with peers, staff, and faculty of the university, and potential new students.
  • Gain networking opportunities with faculty.
  • Great resume-building experience.


  • Peer ambassadors must be undergraduate or graduate students with research experience and be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants should have completed one full year in research.

To Apply:

  • Complete the application - Apply now!
  • Resume must be uploaded to application
  • Application deadline for Fall 2022 is September 16, 2022