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.

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 [Currently held virtually]
  • 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
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

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
  • Paid work experience

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.

Office of Undergraduate Research Open House

Undergraduate Research – What is it & how do you get started? Undergraduate research is where innovation & creativity meet!  Hear from peer undergraduate research ambassadors to learn first hand their experiences & tips for

Fall 2020 Undergrad Research & Creativity Awards

The Office of Undergraduate Research through the Division of Academic & Student Affairs will provide funding to support your project. This funding, known as Research Awards, are open to all disciplines for students pursuing undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative