- currently studying at the university of Groningen and graduating in 2021?- enthusiastic and do you show initiative?- socially and communicatively skilled?- willing to carry out some tasks for the University of Groningen on a voluntary basis? (30-40 hours per year)
Then please apply!
The University of Groningen is looking for new
for the year 2021 - 2022.
As an ambassador you gain valuable experience during the training program that consists of workshops on the topics:
- how to present yourself- how to network effectively- the importance of contacts in an international working environment
And a company visit.*
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 prospective students who may ask you various 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 90 (former) International Alumni Ambassadors and stay actively involved with the University of Groningen?
Apply before 15 February 2021 for the position of ambassador via:
. Make sure your application consists of your CV and cover letter. Contact person from the alumni department is Johannes Epping.
Need some help with applying? Find it here:
We will announce who has been selected at the end of February.
Alumni Ambassodor Katherine Arena about the ambassadors program:
“Becoming an Alumni Ambassador gave me the opportunity to work with a talented team made up of fellow students, which has allowed me to experience the international setting of the UG environment under a new and exciting light. I have had the chance to discover new sides of the UG and Groningen as well as learning new skills thanks to the workshops that we have attended, which gave me an additional preparation for my career”.
*Some parts of the program are dependent on the then current corona measures.
On International Women’s Day this spring, Rector Magnificus Cisca Wijmenga announced that the UG would be creating 15 new chair positions for female professors, known as the Aletta Jacobs Chairs. Fifteen female professors will soon start their work...
On Friday 22 January 2021, the University of Groningen (UG) will award an honorary doctorate to Feike Sijbesma. The former CEO of DSM will be presented with his honorary doctorate by Rector Magnificus Cisca Wijmenga during the special Nobel...
The lockdown in March 2020 was difficult for everyone in the Netherlands, but especially so for newcomers: they had 50% less contact than previously. As a consequence, they felt lonelier and their integration into society has almost come to a...