The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is seeking highly motivated and personable undergraduate students who are eager to guide and support their peers through the Illinois undergraduate research experience. If you have previous experience in research, whether through coursework, assisting faculty, research staff, or graduate students, or conducting a project of your own, we invite you to apply to become an Illinois Undergraduate Research Ambassador. In this role, you will have the opportunity to help other students navigate their own research journeys.
As an undergraduate research ambassador, you will:
- Represent and promote OUR's mission to current and prospective undergraduate researchers at on-campus recruiting & outreach events, classroom presentations, and other informational events.
- Lead or assist in workshops on undergraduate research, and participate as a panelist to share your personal experience in undergraduate research.
- Support OUR's social media campaigns.
- Mentor, support, and guide undergraduate students at various stages of their research journey.
- Assist in the organization and logistics of the Undergraduate Research Symposium (April 27, 2023).
- Have access to professional development opportunities, such as trainings in peer mentoring, communication, public speaking, event planning, outreach, and program development.
The deadline to apply is February 6, 2023 at 11:59pm.
To learn more about the program, including its eligibility requirements and application process, please visit: https://go.illinois.edu/IURA_Apply