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Become an International Alumni Ambassador!

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Do you have what it takes to become an ambassador?

Are you:

- an international student graduating in 2020?
- enthusiastic and do you show initiative?
- are you socially and communicatively skilled?
- willing to carry out some tasks for the University of Groningen on a voluntary basis (30-40 hours per year) outside the Netherlands?

Then please apply!

The University of Groningen is looking for new International Alumni Ambassadors for the year 2020 - 2021.

As an ambassador you gain valuable experience during the training program that consists of a company visit and workshops on the topics:

- how to present yourself
- how to network effectively
- the importance of contacts in an international working environment


After your training you will be one of the fifteen ambassadors for the university, know your way around and you will know how to channel student questions. At the end of the program you will receive an official certificate of participation from the Rector Magnificus during the festive summer ceremony in the academy building.

From this moment you are an active contact person for international prospective students who may ask you varied questions about issues regarding study programs, accommodation, student/ study associations, Groningen and what more! Also this program gives you the unique opportunity to connect with existing UG alumni networks all over the world or even set up your own and initiate activities. The alumni relations department supports you in this.

So do you want to develop yourself into a full-fledged ambassador, gain useful experience, connect with a network of over 75 (former) International Alumni Ambassadors and stay actively involved with the University of Groningen?

Apply before January 31 2020 for the position of ambassador via: internationalalumni rug.nl. Make sure your application consists of your CV and cover letter.

Need some help with applying? Visit Career Services!

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


Alumni Ambassodor Dominic Kranholdt about the ambassadors program:

“The International Alumni Ambassadors program provided me with new connections to highly ambitious students and closer relations to the university and its staff members. Also my blog posts are visible on the UG’s website and thus visible for employers. I found the workshops useful for my future career and they gave me insights into the marketing strategies of the university”.



Last modified:10 January 2020 3.21 p.m.