Graduate Ambassador Program

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Each summer, the SEAS Graduate Ambassador program recruits current and incoming students to play pivotal roles in leadership by building and facilitating the graduate student community at the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

SEAS Graduate Ambassadors engage with new and current graduate students, as well as participate in activities to encourage research awareness and innovation. Each serves a one-year term that come with leadership training and opportunities to host orientation events, student activities and other duties as assigned by the Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services.


  • All degree levels and fields of study at SEAS may apply.
  • Open to domestic and international students.
  • Strong academic background. You must be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher, no holds on account).
  • Experience hosting student activities and managing large events.

Duration and Compensation

SEAS Graduate Ambassadors are appointed for one academic year and are compensated through a $1,000 stipend per semester ($2,000 for the year). The work is distributed in various ways, including (but not limited to): attending recruiting and outreach events with admissions staff (some events may occur over weekends or require travel outside of the DC area); attending events for current and prospective students; assisting with providing content for the Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services social media platforms; participating in the current student blog on the Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services website; answer inquiries from prospective students via email; provide tours of SEH to prospective students. 

The Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services will cover all travel costs associated with attending recruiting oriented events including airfare, hotel accommodations, local transportation (if necessary) and meals. 

How to Apply

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year have closed. Please check back in Spring 2019 for next year's application.