Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors form a network of volunteers that help promote Engineers Ireland and drive student membership and engagement on third-level campuses.

Being a Student Ambassador for Engineers Ireland is an exciting opportunity enabling you to develop useful skills through this experience.

What are we looking for in a Student Ambassador?

  • You want to engage your engineering peers in a way that's exciting and relatable.
  • You want to bring your excellent ideas to the table to benefit your peers
  • You want to help support Engineers Ireland engagement with your Institution
  • You want to work with and learn about Engineers Ireland and its membership benefits

Have you got what it takes?

Applications Now Open.

Frequently asked questions

What would be my role and responsibility as Student Ambassador?

Your primary responsibility is to be an ambassador of Engineers Ireland on your campus by actively helping other engineering students to understand and benefit from all that’s offered by Engineers Ireland.

The following are the core duties:

  • Point of contact for the Community Engagement Executive and Academic Advocates 
  • Promote Engineers Ireland student membership and activities on campus
  • Assist in student presentations and events run by Engineers Ireland on campus
  • Support collaboration with college engineering societies and Engineers Ireland sectors
  • Engage with the Regional Committee and 3rd Level Liaison within Engineers Ireland Sectors

Do I need any qualifications or meet any requirements to apply for Student Ambassador?

Minimum requirements to apply is to be a current registered student of your college and a student member of Engineers Ireland.

Just fill out the application form and you do not need any qualifications but previous experience with volunteering or engaging with other students is helpful when applying.
It’s preferred that Student Ambassadors are in their second or third year of studying and are able to be an ambassador for the full academic year.

Why should I be a Student Ambassador and what benefit will it give me?

We are very thankful for our Student Ambassadors and want to make sure you understand how much we appreciate the work you do on behalf of Engineers Ireland. Through volunteering as an ambassador with Engineers Ireland, you will be equipped with the following:

  • Valuable skills and experience that employers look for in new graduates, for example communications skills, leadership skills, and organisational skills
  • Connections with other engineers, employers, and industry 
  • Contribute to the engineering community by helping others
  • Have fun and learn how to organise events that help your peers in their engineering journey
  • Get exposure and build your professional profile
  • You’ll receive a Student Ambassador jumper
  • A certificate of recognition issued by Engineers Ireland at the end of the academic based on successful completion of the programme

What happens after I apply to be a Student Ambassador?

All applications will be reviewed to ensure they meet the minimum requirements and scored to determine which applicants get called for interview.
If you are successful, you will be contacted to arrange a short interview to further discuss your application and answer any queries about the role.
If unsuccessful, you will be informed and offered the opportunity to apply again in the future while helping you find other ways to get involved with Engineers Ireland.

How much time do I have to give as a Student Ambassador?

This role is voluntary and you get as much as you put in! 

October/November and February/March are usually the busiest times of the year for a Student Ambassador, so the time commitment won’t interfere with your exam schedule and you can work around your other commitments.

You will be a Student Ambassador from 1st October – 31st May.

What are some of the key things I’ll do as a Student Ambassador?

As Student Ambassador, you may get involved in the following activities:

  • Presentation to engineering students in your college about Engineers Ireland 
  • Collaborating with college engineering societies on events 
  • Working with our Sectors to put on events in your college 
  • Assisting with other events including hackathons, webinars, Innovative Student Competition

You’ll be required to hold at least one event/activity in your college per semester in addition to helping out with the above whenever you can.

Would I be working with anyone else as a Student Ambassador?

You’ll get to work with not only other Student Ambassadors in your college, but also around the country, academic staff, engineers, and Engineers Ireland team.

This gives you a great opportunity to make new connections and build your network so we encourage you to take every chance to work with others as you promote Engineers Ireland in your college.

Will I receive any training?

Yes, induction and training will be provided soon after all the Student Ambassadors have been selected. This will be mandatory to attend to ensure you have the knowledge and tools to help you in your role.

You’ll learn about:

  • Engineers Ireland and all its membership offerings and benefits.
  • Your duties and how to be proactive in carrying them out.
  • How to professionally communicate Engineers Ireland values, membership, and resources to your peers.
  • Brainstorming, planning and executing events in your college to engage your peers about Engineers Ireland
  • How to collaborate and work with other ambassadors, engineering professionals and Engineers Ireland community of volunteers.

The Engineers Ireland Team will always be on hand to give you guidance and support in your role.

If any questions, contact

Testimonials from previous ambassadors


Name: Rogelio Rafael Ramel

College: Trinity College Dublin Student Ambassador 2022

I think the most exciting aspect of the programme is that you can be creative and flexible as you want in the role. For my event, I decided to create a panel talk around the theme of Diversity in Design in engineering. Engineers Ireland supported me every step of the way and made the whole process enjoyable. Having a role as a Student Ambassador doesn’t only mean you’re representing your college, but also gives you a platform to share something you’re passionate about in the Engineering world.

Name: Niamh Cullen

College: University College Dublin Student Ambassador 2022

My time as a student ambassador for Engineers Ireland was a fantastic experience! The application process felt professional and was a great way to practise interview skills. I got to meet other engineering students from different colleges, stages, and disciplines! It was a terrific opportunity to network and find out about other types of engineering, as well as meet working professionals from within the Engineers Ireland institution. I would absolutely recommend anyone to apply, particularly incoming first year students! In addition to helping you make friends it can be a great addition to your resume.


Name: Mia Brazkovic

College: Trinity College Dublin Student Ambassador 2022

It was my pleasure to join Engineers Ireland early in my career and in such an exciting position as Student Ambassador. I had a chance to connect with an amazing and diverse team of future engineers across the country and start great initiatives while helping my colleagues from college to enhance their skills and knowledge. If you would like to contribute and work closely with academic advocates, engineering societies, and different sectors within Engineers Ireland to organise events and initiatives to engage and support our student members, I believe this will be the perfect spot for you!

Meet the 2022/23 Student Ambassadors

Simon Peter


College: University College Dublin

Course: B.Eng Common Entry Engineering 

Bio: Simon Peter is a second-year Biomedical Engineering Student at University College Dublin, as well as the Auditor if UCD’s Engineering Society. Before his studies he went to school Germany where he was also involved with Netzwerk Teilchenwelt, a German sub-organization of CERN.
In his free time, Simon likes to sail and ski and also instruct in both these sports.


AbdulAziz Alharmoodi

College: University College Dublin

Course: B.Eng Electronic Engineering 

Bio: AbdulAziz Alharmoodi is a student ambassador for Engineers Ireland from University College Dublin fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity and supporting recent engineering students. Prior to joining Engineers Ireland, he worked as the Event Officer for Electrical and Electronic Society (ElecSoc) and currently, he is the IEEE Officer in University College Dublin. He is a peer mentor and have guided early engineers who are transitioning to the University. AbdulAziz is in his final year in Electronic engineering and he is very interested in recent technological advancement. In his spare time, AbdulAziz enjoys watching or playing sports, especially martial arts and likes to travel.

Zaida Reyes

College: Munster Technological University – Cork

Course: M. Eng Mechanical Engineering

Bio: Zaida Reyes is a Mechanical Engineering student in MTU Cork. She is the secretary of the WiSTEM society. She is the OCM for mechanical and biomedical engineering society (MBES). As a member of the committees she organises events such as society social nights and collaborates with other societies. Zaida’s pastimes include playing saxophone and flute in a marching band and she also enjoys travelling.

Kirsten Lee


College: Dublin City University

Course: B.Eng Electronic and Computer Engineering (Dublin City University (DCU))

Bio: Kirsten Lee is in her 3rd year of Electronic and Computer Engineering in Dublin City University. She is an avid member of the student body, undertaking roles such as class representative and peer tutor. She is very active in college societies. She was the former Team Leader for Enactus DCU, where she collaborated with organisations such as Enterprise Ireland and multinational banking firms such as KBC, Citibank and Standard Chartered. She is now the current Graphic Design Officer for DCU Engineering Society, running the social media accounts. In her free time, she works for CTYI as an instructor to gifted youth teaching engineering

Sol Lee


College: Dublin City University   

Course: B.Eng Mechanical and Sustainable Engineering (Dublin City University (DCU))

Bio: Sol Lee is a current DCU student studying Mechanical and Sustainability Engineering. She is involved in other roles in the university. She is the class rep for her course, the current Chairperson of Engineering Society and the Vice-Chairperson of Sustainable Living Society. She is currently working at the DCU Student Union Helpdesk

Cian Foy

College: Dublin City University 

Course: B.Eng Mechatronic Engineering 

Bio: Cian Foy is a 3rd year Mechatronic student from Dublin City University. He is currently acting as the secretary for the Engineering society in DCU along with being a class rep.
He teaches engineering to children and is passionate about engineering and is open to helping anybody when it comes to finding out if engineering is for them. In his spare time Cian likes to 3D print and listen to music.

Rosangela Condori Chavez


Course: B.Eng (Honours) Renewable and Electrical Energy Engineering (Technological University of the Shannon - Midlands Midwest)

Bio: Rosangela Condori is a second-year international student at TUS Moylish Campus in B.Eng. (Honours Degree) in Renewable and Electrical Energy Engineering. Back in Peru, prior moving to Ireland for her undergraduate programme, Rosangela was involved in different volunteering programmes and social work. During quarantine, she enjoyed spending most of her time teaching children from different parts of Peru (affected by the pandemic), she has also volunteered at rescue centres/ dog shelters, primary schools, and NGOs. Rosangela enjoys being involved in projects, focusing on gender equality, climate change, sustainable lifestyle, diversity, female empowerment, etc.

Denis Hardi

College: Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest

Course: B.Eng Renewable and Electrical Engineering 

Bio: Denis Hardi, a student of Renewable and Electrical Energy Engineering at TUS Limerick, actively supports and volunteers for various programmes and events such as STEPS, Sectors, Global Engineers, and Student Membership. As the Chair of the Young Engineers Society in the Thomond region and a Student Ambassador for Engineers Ireland since September 2022, he played a key role in proposing and organizing the first Croatia Global Engineers event to engage Croatian engineers in Ireland. He has also assisted in hosting events and activities for YES members across the Thomond region.

Contributed significantly to the Explore Engineering Showcase held in early March at Shannon Airport, where he brought his peers and other YES members for the evening. He helped STEPS and Thomond YES in speaking to young people and parents about pursuing STEM education and careers.

Denis also forged a new business relationship between Engineers Ireland and Tyndall National Institute in Cork. He is a committee member of the Young Engineering Society Cork Region and a student member of Engineers Ireland since 2020. In addition, he founded the Engineering Society in TUS at the beginning of the academic year 2022/2023, which is closely linked to the Young Engineering Society in the Thomond Region, and is currently working on expanding the Young Engineering Society to the Midlands region.

Jennifer Smith

College: University of Galway

Course: B.Eng Mechanical Engineering 

Bio: Jennifer Smith is a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering student in the University of Galway. She is an extremely active member of the student body, volunteering as Class Representative for Mechanical Engineering for the Students Union, a former Student Leader and a current Student Leader Coach with the Academic Peer Mentoring program CÉIM. Jennifer also volunteers her time as Vice-Captain of the Sub Aqua Club, as VC Jennifer attends weekly committee meetings to help organise training for new members and dive events for current members. Jennifer has worked summer jobs in both Manufacturing and Pharmaceutical Engineering. In her free time, Jennifer likes 3D printing, scuba diving and home baking.

Oluwamayowa Naomi Adeniji

College: Trinity College Dublin

Course: B.A.I General Entry Engineering 

Bio: Oluwamayowa Naomi Adeniji (Naomi is preferred!) is a 2nd Year General Engineering student at Trinity College Dublin who is passionate about engineering for a sustainable future, using technology to solve social problems and empowering women in STEM through her mentoring role at Teen-Turn. In addition to her studies, she is also an advocate for youth mental health and volunteers as a Youth Advocate with her local Jigsaw Hub. Naomi is involved with many societies in college including the Engineering Society and the Vincent de Paul society in addition to serving as a Class Representative during her first year. In her spare time, Naomi enjoys reading, exploring the outdoors, exploring new cuisines and travelling.

Niall Grogan

College: Trinity College Dublin

Course: B.A.I General Entry Engineering 

Bio: Niall Grogan is a Second Year General Engineering Student at Trinity College Dublin. Niall has always had a keen interest in Engineering and completed many courses in Coding, AutoCAD and SOLIDWORKS. In summer 2022, Niall completed a 4 week course in Data Information and Processing in Polytech University of Montpellier, France, following which he gained invaluable experience as an intern in Moffett Automated Storage, learning about design for manufacturing and getting real world experience, practising his design skills. Outside of being a student ambassador, he enjoys rock climbing, music, reading and meeting new people.

Abdulsalam Ahmed

College: South East Technological University - Carlow

Course: B.Eng Aerospace Engineering

Bio: Abdulsalam Ahmed is a 3rd year student at South East Technological University (SETU Carlow) pursuing Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering course. He is interested in the field of drones, unmanned aircraft systems as well as electric aircraft. He plays a leading role as a member of ESS, a society developed by him and his peers to give students the opportunity to participate in activities involving engineering and design. During his spare time he enjoys drone photography, montage and formula 1 motorsports.

Piotr Kirschke

College: Atlantic Technological University – Galway 

Course: B.Eng Biomedical Engineering

Bio: Piotr Kirschke is a fourth-year Biomedical Engineering Student at Atlantic Technological University (ATU). He is the Chairperson of the ATU’s Engineering Society, Class Representative of the Biomedical Engineering Student’s division, and an Engineers Ireland Student Ambassador.
Outside of University, Peter was involved in various Erasmus+ volunteering programs, i.e., programs that raised awareness and benefited the local society in themes such as ecology, disabilities, and mental/physical health. In his free time, Peter enjoys reading, cooking, and camping.

Vanessa Kely Silva Lima

College: Dundalk Institute of Technology  

Course: BSc Civil Engineering 

Bio: I am a professional, hardworking and resilient Civil Engineering student at DKIT who takes great pride in not only the quality of work I produce, but also the consistently high standards.
I graduated in 2022 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and I’m currently doing my BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering at DKIT. In my spare time, I enjoy playing Volleyball, going to the gym and travel.