OUR Ambassadors

 The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is hiring undergraduate students with research experience to provide peer mentoring to incoming and current NC State University students interested in undergraduate research. The Ambassadors will assist the OUR in promoting undergraduate research across campus within all disciplines.

These positions are open to both FWS eligible students and non-FWS students.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend and present at student organization and classroom talks, Experience NC, OUR Open House at Wolfpack Welcome Week, University Open House and other on campus events
  • Hold office hours within the OUR where students will be able to stop in to talk and ask questions of the Ambassadors with regards to undergrad research
  • Bridge mentor relations and build partnerships within their College
  • Various other tasks will be available for students who are interested, such as serving on the peer review team for the statewide undergraduate research journal
Required Qualifications
  • A current undergraduate student enrolled at NC State
  • Be in good academic standing
  • At least 1 full year of undergraduate research experience at NC State University
  • Actively conducting research
  • Commit to attending training on Saturday August 24, time TBD
Qualities we are seeking:
  • Good oral and written communication skill
  • Ability to present effectively and communicate to varying audiences
  • The ability to be self-motivated, friendly and relatable
  • Willingness and ability to actively participate

Stipend/Pay:
Candidates who are eligible for Federal Work Study will be hired as a work study bi-weekly student employee.
Those students who are not FWS eligible will be provided a stipend of $300 per semester.

Benefits:

  • Experience in public relations (meeting people, public speaking, representing the OUR), which develops the skills and confidence vital to success in job interviews and career advancement
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from DASA Administrators
  • Broaden contacts among faculty, staff, students, and administration for help on campus and references upon graduation
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills
  • Confidence through inspiring and motivating others

We ask that you provide a cover letter and resume/cv as part of this application. The OUR will be conducting interviews and will be looking to fill 5-10 positions and maintain those each semester. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Heather King in the OUR at undergraduate-research@ncsu.edu or 919-513-0095.

CUR [The Council on Undergraduate Research] defines undergraduate research as an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. Undergraduate research—a term that encompasses scholarship and creative activity—is recognized as a high-impact educational practice that has the ability to capture student interest and create enthusiasm for and engagement in an area of study.

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