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Become an International Alumni Ambassador 2018-2019

Are you an international student graduating in 2018? You can become an Alumni Ambassador for your country!

The deadline for applications for 2018-2019 has passed.

The University of Groningen is looking for international representatives in their respective countries for 2018/2019. We are calling out to international students who are in the last phase of their study program and would like to share their UG story with the world!

Profile of a UG Alumni Ambassador

  • You should be a student of the University of Groningen graduating in 2018, planning to move back to your home country after the summer, or at least aim to settle abroad.
  • You are enthusiastic, show initiative and have excellent social and communication skills.
  • You are willing to carry out some tasks for the University of Groningen on a voluntary basis (30-40 hours per year) outside the Netherlands.

Some of those tasks could be:

  • Be a contact person for prospective students in your country, guide applicants and/or prepare students who have recently been admitted at the UG, for their time in Groningen.
  • Create an online profile as an alumni ambassador for the prospective students to get in touch with you.
  • Depending on region, you may be asked to assist in organizing a reception in your home country - whether it is aimed at prospective students, newly admitted students or alumni.
  • Support the marketing activities of the UG (attend a university fair with UG staff or on behalf of the UG, speak at a study abroad fair or local high school or university, organize your own reception with prospective students).
  • Be an advisor and contact point of the University of Groningen in your country.
  • Initiate and/or maintain the UG alumni network in your country.

This is a voluntary position. We value the time of our alumni and therefore you won’t be asked to carry out activities that will take more than 40 hours per year. Furthermore, secretarial activities such as keeping a database and sending invitations will not be part of your tasks; the UG alumni office will take care of this.

2016 Meeting with the Ambassadors at Apenheul
2016 Meeting with the Ambassadors at Apenheul

Training period

You would have attend the training program (free of charge). The activities will be planned from February to July 2018:

  • Introductory meeting (2 hours – compulsory)
  • Training sessions on promotion, networking and leadership (a few hours per workshop- compulsory)
  • Social event: Zoo, lunch with the Rector Magnificus & training session (one day)
  • Final country-meeting (half an hour - compulsory)
  • Summer Ceremony for international graduates (5 hours compulsory in the first week of July, 2018)

Benefits of being a UG Alumni Ambassador

As an International Alumni Ambassador you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience, build up your CV, learn mentoring skills, strengthen your network and share your experiences. We will provide you with an alumni ambassador certificate and business cards. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to network with other graduating students and possibly with top UG alumni from your country.

How to apply?

You can submit your application before January 15th, 2018 :

  1. A brief letter of motivation on why you would like to be a UG Alumni Ambassador in your country.
  2. Your curriculum vitae.

We will announce who has been selected at the beginning of February.

More information?

Please feel free to mail International Alumni Relations Office at: internationalalumni@rug.nl

Current ambassadors

Read more about the current ambassadors.

Laatst gewijzigd:22 februari 2018 10:43