Student Ambassadors

Applications are now open!

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

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
  • Assist in any other activities aimed at driving membership and student engagement 
     

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 you have any questions, contact pyimbog@engineersireland.ie.

 

 

Testimonials from previous ambassadors

 

RRR

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.

 

MB

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 Student Ambassadors from the 2022 Pilot

Simon Peter

SP

Course: B.Eng Common Entry Engineering (University College Dublin (UCD))

Bio: Simon Peter is a first-year Engineering Student in University College Dublin (UCD) who is currently a Representative for Stage One Engineering and UCD's Engineering Society, as well as an Engineers Ireland Student Ambassador. Before his studies, he went to school in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and only recently moved to Ireland. In his free time, Simon likes to ski or work as a sailing instructor.

 

Sarah Nasr

SN
Course: B.Eng Civil Engineering (University College Dublin (UCD))

Bio: Sarah Nasr is a Civil Engineering Student currently studying in UCD. She is the Events Officer for the Engineering Society in UCD and her role involves organising events oriented to all UCD engineering students. Besides engineering and maths, Sarah is passionate about travelling and trying new and exotic foods.
 

Niamh Cullen

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Course: M.E Materials Science and Engineering (University College Dublin (UCD))

Bio: Niamh Cullen is in her final year of a Master's in Materials Science & Engineering. She studied Biomedical Engineering for her undergraduate and has a special interest in medical devices and biomaterials. During her third year at college, she acted as class representative for approximately 250 stage 3 engineers. Her dream is to move to the States to live in her favourite city, Chicago. In her spare time, she enjoys running and playing Gaelic Football.
 

Zaida Reyes

ZR

Course: B.Eng Mechanical Engineering (Munster Technological University – Cork)

Bio: Zaida Reyes is a 3rd year mechanical engineering student in MTU Cork. She is the secretary of the WiSTEM society. As secretary she takes minutes in society meetings. She is the mechanical rep for the mechanical and biomedical engineering society (MBES). As a member of the MBES committee 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.
 

Wren Bracken

WB

Course: B.Eng Structural Engineering (Munster Technological University – Cork)

Bio: Wren Bracken is a second year Structural Engineering student at Munster Technological University. They are currently chairperson of the MTU Civil Structural Society and a Student Ambassador for Engineers Ireland. In their spare time, Wren enjoys cooking and playing music.
 

Kirsten Lee

KL

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

Bio: Kirsten Lee is in her 2nd 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 Public Relations Officer for DCU Engineering Society, running the social media accounts. In her free time, she works in a community pharmacy and is a supporter of Bohemian FC.
 

Sol Lee

SL

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

Bio: Sol is currently in her 2nd year studying Mechanical and Sustainable Engineering. She is currently working at the DCU Students' Union Helpdesk. In her spare time, Sol enjoys listening to music, watching fashion shows and likes travelling.
 

Mohommad Gulam Hussain Yawari

MY

Course: B.Eng Aerospace Engineering (Institute of Technology Carlow)

Bio: Hussain Yawari is a final year aerospace engineering student at ITC. He is enthusiastic about bringing forth solutions to real world engineering problems, helping classmates and volunteering. Being selected as student ambassador for engineers Ireland is a new and exciting beginning for him.
 

Rosangela Condori Chavez

RCC

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

Bio: Rosangela Condori is a first-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.
 

Sumana Kelly

SK

Course: B.Sc (Honours) Civil Engineering Management (Technological University of the Shannon - Midlands Midwest)

Bio: Sumana Kelly currently studying for the BSc (Hons) degree in Civil engineering at the Moylish Campus of TUS and is part of student committees in both Engineers Ireland and Institute of Civil Engineers. While attending third level Sumana has also been a leader in trying to integrate the non-Irish population which is 29% of Cahir town into the community through various festivals, events and social interaction. In her spare time, Sumana is a home-baker, and enjoys music and string instruments, in recent years she has taken up learning the cello.
 

Martin Ward

MW

Course: B.Eng Mechatronic Systems (Institute of Technology Sligo)

Bio: Martin Ward is currently a part-time student remotely studying Mechatronic Systems with IT Sligo, with the aim of using these studies to actively contribute to enhancing renewable energy systems. Martin spent multiple years working at a high level within the manufacturing industry. Martin now works in operations in Enel X since 2021. His current role enables him to provide demand response solutions to stabilise power grids around the globe. In his spare time Martin enjoys travelling, football and motorbike track days.
 

Brónagh O’Hanlon

BOH

Course: B.Eng in Electronic and Computer Engineering (University of Limerick (UL))

Bio: Brónagh O'Hanlon is a 3rd year student in a bachelors of Electronic & Computer Engineering Degree. Brónagh has experience in ambassador roles, as she is currently a UL Student Ambassador. Brónagh is president of the WiSTEM2D society within UL, and as is passionate STEM and her future career. In her spare time, Brónagh enjoys reading, exercise and exploring the outdoors!
 

Rogelio Rafael Ramel

RRR

Course: MAI Electronic Engineering (Trinity College Dublin (TCD))

Bio: Rogelio Ramel is currently a 3rd year electronic engineering student in Trinity College Dublin. Rogelio has been heavily involved in the welfare of engineering students, from acting as the Junior Fresh Class rep to being a peer mentor to the first year engineering students. Rogelio has been on the board of committee for DU Engineering Society, organising events and speakers. Outside of Trinity, Rogelio has also volunteered in the STEPS programme, in both the 'Engineering Your Future' and 'Young Engineers Award' as a visiting student engineer. In his spare time, Rogelio loves to travel. Last summer, he spent it travelling across the country visiting college friends that he didn't get the chance to catch up with over lockdown!
 

Mia Brazkovic

MB

Course: MAI Biomedical Engineering (Trinity College Dublin (TCD))

Bio: Mia is a Biomedical Engineering student at TCD. Since high school, she enjoyed volunteering and organising events, and was part of many students organisations such as the European Youth Parliament and Belgrade International Model of United Nations. When she moved to Ireland, she continued to take part in many Trinity societies such as Trinity Entrepreneurial Society, Engineering Society and Society for International Affairs, as well as Trinity Students Union and European Students' Union. This year she is Student Convenor for the School of Engineering and is taking part in School of Engineering Executive meetings and activities on the faculty level. Last April, she co-founded Fiki Labs, a start-up that focuses on developing sustainable, carbon-negative alternatives to petroleum-based plastic and is made of Irish algae and microalgae. She was part of the Trinity LaunchBox programme and the Blackstone LaunchPad programme and is currently working in the Trinity Tangent LaunchBox 2022 team. In her spare time, Mia enjoys snowboarding, climbing and cycling.