Ambassador Program

College of Engineering Ambassadors

- Changing the Conversation about Engineering, Engineering Technology and Construction Management! -

 

What is the COEN Ambassador Program?

The COEN Ambassador Program is a leadership program that offers College of Engineering students an opportunity to represent and promote the College to prospective students, their families, and other guests. COEN Ambassadors will help educate visitors about campus life and achievements of the College through conducting campus tours, supporting high school recruitment events, and supporting elementary and middle school outreach functions. 

What does a COEN Ambassador do?
  • Welcome and greet prospective families at various community, outreach, and recruitment events.
  • Develop an expanded knowledge of the College of Engineering and UNC Charlotte.
  • Conduct guided tours for prospective students, schools, classes, and guests.
  • Represent the College during college events.
  • Assist with duties and tasks related to events.
  • Work with diverse populations and provide tips on being a successful student.
  • Maintain a standard of appearance and professionalism.
  • Attend meetings and required training.
  • All other duties as assigned
  • View Ambassador Tiers to see specific duties
Becoming a COEN Ambassador
  • Must be a declared College of Engineering student
  • Position has a one academic year commitment (Fall-Spring)
  • Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exhibit leadership, initiative, dependability, discipline, and enthusiasm 
COEN Ambassadors...
  • Are Positive
  • Excel at communicating with others
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Has the 49er Spirit!
  • Are open to learning new things
  • Have a commitment to diversity and cultural pluralism  
What are the benefits of becoming a COEN Ambassador? 
 
As a COEN Ambassador, you will develop a wide range of transferable skills that will benefit you. Employers, colleges, and universities are looking for more than just good grades; they want people who can readily employ soft skills, are involved in the community, and have provided service! COEN Ambassadors will gain leadership skills to help build their resumes as well as scholarship and employment applications. COEN Ambassadors also earn letters of recommendation, connect to and serve their campus, and help students and the community to learn more about Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Construction Management at UNC Charlotte.   
 
  • Orientation and continuous training with the Recruiting and Outreach Committee to ensure the latest information is shared, and COEN Ambassadors are "in the know."
  • Opportunities to attend special events such as:
  • Engineering Ambassadors Network Conferences
  • COEN Networking Career Functions with Industry Partners
  • Opportunities to meet with the COEN Administration to champion issues important to your COEN peers
Interested in Becoming a COEN Ambassador? 

Instructions for Applying – Click Here to Apply! (You MUST be logged into your UNC Charlotte account, or you will receive a Permission Error and will not be able to fill out the Application Survey)

The Application Survey is currently open. Recruitment for COEN Ambassadors takes place every summer (Beginning Summer 2023). Students must be available to commit to a full academic year beginning in the fall and spring (Beginning Spring 2023). To be considered, students must submit the Interest Survey, which is accepted year-round.

 (You MUST be logged into your UNC Charlotte account on your phone for the QR code to work)

The Application process consists of the following:

  • Completed COEN Ambassador Interest Survey/Application
  • Consideration of your Availability & Work Plan
  • Attend the Introduction Meeting (the date/time/location of the forum will be emailed to students)
Compensation

COEN Ambassadors receive college swag each semester they are in the program. COEN Ambassadors will learn about other compensations at the first training session.

Meet the Recruiting and Outreach Committee

Dr. Gretchen Dietz, Engineering Technology and Construction Management
Dr. Courtney Smith-Orr, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dr. Kamia Smith, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Bill Saunders, Civil Engineering
TBD, Systems Engineering
Mr. Sherman Mumford, COEN's Student Development and Success
Mrs. Gina Robinson, COEN's Student Development and Success

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