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McMaster Engineering Student Ambassador Program

Our MacEng Student Ambassadors are the souls of recruitment, integral to the success of our recruitment efforts and mentors to our future students! Student Ambassadors are passionate and enthusiastic about sharing their experiences, providing advice and offering guidance to prospective students interested in pursuing a McMaster Engineering program (BTech, Computer Science, Engineering 1 and/or iBioMed).

 

Please note that applications are closed for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

 

Have questions? You're welcome to email the Recruitment Team at thinkeng@mcmaster.ca

 

Responsibilities & Opportunities

Curious to know what some of the main responsibilities that are asked of our Student Ambassadors are and what fun opportunities they get to be a part of?

Event Engagement

Event Engagement

The Recruitment Team holds several events to promote McMaster Engineering! At these events, our Student Ambassadors are involved as speakers and presenters highlighting their experiences or are involved in a booth to respond to questions that are asked by the attendees. Events are an amazing way for our future students to hear first-hand what the student experience entails! Check out the recordings from one of our favourite events held last year here!

1:1 Connections

1:1 Connections

Future students appreciate the opportunity to connect and engage with our current students in a 1:1 setting to get their individual questions answered. These connections could be created from various event opportunities, being present on public digital channels or through outreach on social media. However, all of our Student Ambassadors will have the awesome opportunity to speak with students through our UniBuddy platform here and build strong relationships! 

Marketing & Promotional Presence

Marketing & Promotional Presence

The voices of our current students matter and we're always looking for ways to promote your experiences! You'll have several opportunities to be involved in many marketing and promotional invitiatives which also includes social media engagement. This could look like sharing testimonials, doing Instagram take-overs, providing feedback, writing an article for Fireball Diaries and more! 

Student Ambassador Committees

In addition to supporting events, connecting 1:1 and being involved in marketing initiatives - our Student Ambassadors will also have the option to get involved in 1 or 2 ambassador committees! These committees are a pheneomenal way to contribute to additional projects and work in smaller team environments. 

Alumni Advisory

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Fireball Diaries

First Year Advisory

High School Outreach

International

Reddit

TikTok Influencers

Vlogging

What was your favourite experience in the Student Ambassador program?

We asked four Student Ambassadors from the 2020-2021 team what their favourite experience was in this role!

Read more about the Student Ambassador experience through this Fireball Diaries article

"I loved connecting one on one with future students! Engaging with future students has been a great way to give back to the MacEng community. Having been in the same situation as the incoming students last year, I know how helpful talking with current students can be. It makes me happy to know I have helped them!"

"Creating the first MacEng Tiktok Committee tiktok was an awesome experience! Having fun with content creation and learning a lot about the MacEng community and about inspirational engineers in the broader engineering community has been incredibly rewarding."

"I  really enjoyed meeting other ambassadors (and of course, future students) at various open houses and virtual events! I'm always amazed by the passion, skill and energy of everyone here at McMaster Engineering!"

"One of the best experiences was during one of the MacEng events - I remember interacting with curious future students and them wanting to know every detail of McMaster! It reminded me of when I was a future student at Mac and wanted to know everything and the special role the ambassadors played to help me. It felt great being able to give back and do the same for others as what was done for me."

Special Notes

A few additional reminder to keep in mind about the Student Ambassador program!

Involvement Benefits

Being involved as a Student Ambassador will allow you to learn many transferrable skills that will benefit you throughout your undergrad (especially with the co-op search) and beyond! You'll get to work on your communication and public speaking skills, gain confidence, be a leader, network (and create friendships) with other ambassadors and the MacEng community, and build strong team-work abilities. 

Flexible Volunteer Role

This volunteer role is incredibly flexible which means you can participate in as little or as many opportunities as possible! The position runs from September 2021 to May 2022 which are the most important months of the recruitment season. Also, you are eligible to apply to the program even if you're on a co-op term! 

100% Return of Investment

What you give to the Student Ambassador role is 100% what you get back in return! Due to the flexible nature of this position, the more opportunities a students gets involved in - the more enjoyable the role will be. For example, getting involved in a committee will allow you to contribute to meaningful projects and create new friendships or volunteering for an event will mean that you get to see first-hand the support you are providing to a future student! 

Meet the 2020/21 Student Ambassadors of the Year

May 26, 2021

Meet the 2020/21 Student Ambassadors of the Year

McMaster Engineering students Andrew Aslanidis and Sadia Tasnim have been recognized for making extraordinary contributions to supporting prospective students and recruitment initiatives.

Fireball Diaries: A lasting collection of student stories

January 29, 2021

Fireball Diaries: A lasting collection of student stories

Faculty of Engineering students have come together to share their experiences with the hope of inspiring and supporting others throughout their university journey.

Meet Liz DaMaren, McMaster Engineering Student Ambassador of the Year

July 27, 2020

Meet Liz DaMaren, McMaster Engineering Student Ambassador of the Year

Mechatronics Engineering and Society graduate, Liz DaMaren, has been recognized for making an extraordinary contribution in supporting prospective students and recruitment initiatives.