Ambassador Program

The MSFE Student Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to personal and professional growth by serving and representing the Master of Science in Financial Engineering Program and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A Student Ambassador serves as an MSFE representative and performs duties at various MSFE campus activities/events. Some activities include: Helping with new student orientation, supporting the admissions process by interviewing candidates and connecting with prospective applicants and students to answer questions.

What does a Student Ambassador do?

Some examples of responsibilities that an MSFE Ambassador does are:

  • Welcome and greet guests at MSFE events.
  • Evaluate incoming student resumes.
  • Provide support to MSFE Office Staff during New Student Check-in.
  • Assist MSFE Office Staff during New Student Orientation by setting up, attending lunches, giving tours, supervising field trips & answering questions.
  • Conduct campus tours for new students and guests.
  • Represent the MSFE Program during college events such as Career Fairs and Graduate School Fairs.

What are the benefits of becoming a Student Ambassador?

As a Student Ambassador you will develop a wide range of transferable skills that will benefit you. Employers are looking for more than just good grades; they want community involvement and service! Student Ambassadors will gain leadership skills that will help build your resume.


  • Must be a current MSFE Student in the second semester of the program.
  • Must be currently enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
  • Must have successfully completed the first semester without being on probation.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.
  • Ambassadors must earn 3,000 points each semester to remain active.
  • Demonstrate strong communication (written and verbal) skills.
  • Exhibit leadership, initiative, dependability, discipline, enthusiasm and willingness to grow both personally and professionally.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the MSFE Student Ambassador Application
  2. Write a brief Personal Statement (located in the Application)
  3. Take the Assessment Quiz
  4. Submit Application to the MSFE Office