Become an AHS Ambassador

Interested in becoming an AHS Ambassador?

Ambassador hiring takes place in the winter and spring terms each year. Keep an eye on this page for updates about applications opening. 

The role

The AHS Ambassador team is a group of trained and highly motivated Applied Health Sciences undergraduate students who represent the faculty and their programs. The team members will be available to prospective undergraduate students to provide them with personal, engaging, informational, and positive connections to their program(s) of interest, AHS, and the University of Waterloo.

AHS Ambassadors will be invited to represent their program for one to three terms (two or more terms preferred), with the option to continue as they are able.

The AHS Ambassador team is supported by, and accountable to, the Undergraduate Recruitment Co-ordinator and the Student Relations Officer in the Dean of Applied Health Sciences office.

As an AHS Ambassador, you will

  • Gain valuable leadership experience.
  • Be the “face” of Waterloo Applied Health Sciences and your program for prospective students. You will do this by:
    • ​Participating in on- and off-campus recruitment events as a lead volunteer, tour guide, presenter, or student panel member (for example, Ontario Universities’ Fair, Fall Open House, March Break Open House, and You @ Waterloo Day)
    • Being available to prospective students for a few hours throughout the term – providing them with short tours, allowing them to shadow you on a school day, connecting with them via email and social media.
    • Assisting with additional recruitment initiatives such as calling campaigns, note-writing campaigns, visits to high schools, etc.
  • Monitor your contact with prospective students and provide that information to the Undergraduate Recruitment Co-ordinator for assessment purposes.
  • Be a positive role model for prospective students, representing the high-quality leaders that AHS attracts.
  • Participate in training.
  • Have fun connecting with prospective students – being honest and sharing your experiences.

Other opportunities in which you may wish to participate

  • Focus groups on recruitment strategy, or act as a facilitator for focus groups.

  • Help brainstorm and design marketing pieces (web, video, apparel and swag, and print materials) to support recruitment strategies.

  • Testing recruitment tactics.

  • Anything else that you think you can offer to the team that will help prospective students make informed choices and feel connected and supported.


  • 2A student (at time of first volunteer term) or higher.

  • Must be registered in classes, or have a co-op position locally, on terms for which you are volunteering.

  • Satisfactory, or higher, standing in your program.

  • Friendly, with an attitude of wanting to help.

  • Commitment to your program, and AHS’s aspiration to attract the highest quality students and build a healthy future.

  • An understanding of the responsibility of the role you are undertaking – for example, considering your online persona and what it says about you.

  • Volunteer commitment of one to two terms. It is expected that students will spend 15-40 hours per term on the various recruitment initiatives described above.

  • Attend mandatory training, or make alternate arrangements if unavailable for the training session(s).


Applications for the 2017/2018 academic year are now closed. Applications for the 2018/2019 academic year will be available here in April 2018.  


Please direct questions to the Undergraduate Recruitment Coordinator.