February 3, 2023

Become an Ambassador

We invite undergraduate students of the College of Sciences to apply for a position as a COS Student Ambassador. This program provides students a unique opportunity to represent the entirety of the college’s student body and majors. Each year, 15 new and returning ambassadors are selected as representatives of the college’s eight departments, two schools and 25 academic majors. Ambassadors will engage with the COS leadership, participate in college events, provide insights and input to the dean of the college and develop student engagement opportunities for their peers. Activities and regularly scheduled meetings are held in-person during the fall and spring semesters and primarily on the main, UCF campus.

 Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort close on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 5p.m. EDT.
Become a student ambassador

To be considered, you must:

  • Be a major in the College of Sciences.
  • Be in good academic standing [not on probation (GPA 2.000 or better) and no conduct or disciplinary holds].
  • Upload an essay that addresses the following prompt:
    • Why do you feel you are the best representative of the College of Sciences?
      1000 words maximum, double spaced; .pdf or .doc file.
  • Upload a current resume or CV (.pdf for .doc file).
  • Upload a 1-minute video to introduce yourself (see our video guidelines below).
  • Be able to attend select meetings and events scheduled throughout the year.

Video Guidelines:

Your video introduction is a way for us to see you, to hear you and to get a sense of who you are and your personality!

For this introduction, please take about a minute to tell us:

  1. Your name.
  2. Why you are interested in this opportunity.
Please follow these guidelines to submit your video introduction:

Use your phone, computer, or digital camera to record your video

  • You can have a friend or family member record the video, have a tripod set up or simply place the phone in such a way that in such a way that YOU are the focus.
  • Your video should be conversational, genuine and relaxed. Don’t worry if you stumble upon a few words.

We will be paying attention to the content of what you say, not the production of the video, so no professional or editor-produced videos are needed. Here are some simple tips to improve the quality of your video:

  • Your video should be short and sweet, no more than 1 minute in length.
  • Choose a quiet location with good lighting.
  • Keep your background simple.
  • Put some thought and time to prepare.
  • Practice what you’re going to say a few times and look your best. Remember, this will be viewed by the selection committee.
  • Speak clearly and slowly.
  • Language should be appropriate and not offensive in any way.
  • Business casual clothing is recommended.
  • Files cannot exceed 50MB.
  • .mp4, .mov, or .wmv video file type is strongly preferred.