Our student EDGE ambassadors are an invaluable part of our larger EDGE team. Ambassadors from a wide range of faculties and programs work together to represent EDGE at on-campus events and class visits, support peers working through the certificate, and serve as academic and personal role models for other students on campus. They put their intimate knowledge of Waterloo's campus, faculties, programs, services, and resources to work helping others appreciate the value of EDGE.
If you're a University of Waterloo undergraduate who's eligible for EDGE (or already enrolled), working as an EDGE ambassador could be a fun, fulfilling way to gain some experience and support other students.
Applications are now closed for EDGE ambassadors for Fall 2019! Applications for Winter 2020 will open during the Fall term.
Want to learn more? Review the EDGE ambassador job description .
What do EDGE ambassadors do?
EDGE ambassadors have a wide range of specific accountabilities, including the following:
- Communicating with prospective and current EDGE students
- Encouraging students to consider EDGE when trying to develop their professional skills and employability
- Representing EDGE at on-campus events, recruitment days, and class visits
- Helping to plan events and social media initiatives promoting EDGE
- Providing peer-to-peer support for EDGE students in-person and online
For a more in-depth look at EDGE ambassadors' duties and accountabilities, review the EDGE ambassador job description .
Are EDGE ambassadors paid?
Yes, EDGE ambassadors are paid for their work. Ambassadors are currently paid $14/hour and expected to work approximately 60 hours per term.
Can you earn experience milestones by working as an EDGE ambassador?
Yes, you can earn work and community experience milestones by working as an EDGE ambassador. The EDGE ambassador role has been pre-approved as an EDGE experience. For more information about EDGE experiences and earning milestones, visit our page devoted to EDGE experiences.
When are EDGE ambassadors hired?
EDGE Ambassadors are typically hired a term in advance. For example for Fall 2019, Ambassadors were hired in Spring 2019.
If you're interested in applying for a role as an EDGE ambassador, the best way to stay informed about hiring is to opt into EDGE. All students enrolled in EDGE will receive an email encouraging them to consider working as an ambassador whenever new ambassadors are hired.
Who can I contact to learn more about being an EDGE ambassador?
If you want to learn more about being an EDGE ambassador, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.