School of Education Student Ambassador Application


Due ​MAY 7 at 4 pm


The School of Education Student Ambassadors are a volunteer group of School of Education undergraduate and graduate students who support the School’s development and stewardship efforts, and who educate and excite other School of Education students on the importance of philanthropy to the School’s continued success.


The purpose of the SoE Student Ambassadors is to serve the UW-Madison School of Education by building, cultivating, and sustaining relationships within the SoE community and to educate SoE students about the impact and importance of charitable giving and volunteering. SoE Student Ambassadors act as a bridge between the student body, community, donors, and the external relations office. Members gain invaluable experience with donors and students while building a spirit of philanthropy among classmates and alumni.


The SoE Student Ambassadors will be composed of 30 students representing diverse majors and class years from across the School of Education but share a common passion for the future success of the SoE.

Expectations and Requirements

Qualifications and Skills

  • Ability to represent the School of Education and UW-Madison in a professional manner
  • Be in good standing with the university
  • The ability to offer a unique perspective on SoE life to alumni and prospective students
  • Creative and enthusiastic, with public relations skills
  • Ability to communicate with alumni of all ages
  • Confidence to converse with strangers
  • Maturity to handle stressful situations

 Training and Commitment

  • Year-long commitment (May-May)
  • Attend bi-weekly SoE Ambassador committee meetings through fall and spring semesters
  • Attend at least two SoE-related special events (i.e. Homecoming) per semester (fall and spring)
  • Be on time to all events and meetings
  • Participate in training seminars for members – usually held during a bi-weekly meeting
  • Dress appropriately for all events

Member Benefits

  • Contribute to the overall strength of your school
  • Connect with faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Gain volunteer experience and build your resume
  • Be the first to learn about scholarships, summer internships, and study abroad opportunities
  • Improve valuable team building skills
  • Share your UW-Madison pride with alumni, students, and friends