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UGS Ambassadors

School of Undergraduate Studies (UGS) Ambassadors share their experiences in UGS with prospective students, current UT students, and the UT community. They represent the school at outreach events, such as UGS information sessions, and assist with various school events. We provide training on each program to complement the Ambassadors’ unique perspectives.

Positions for 2014-15 are available beginning May 2014. Although positions typically extend through May 2015, reappointments are processed each semester (summer, fall, spring) based on performance and availability.

Position Requirements

Ambassadors must be current undergraduate students in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university. They are expected to be familiar with all of the programs and services of the School of Undergraduate Studies and to share that information with a variety of audiences in a professional manner.

UGS Ambassadors will be assigned to events at the discretion of the student development and outreach specialist, who will survey ambassadors regarding their availability at the beginnings of semesters and as needed. Ambassadors are paid an hourly rate and are appointed as student assistants.


Applications for 2014-15 positions are now available. Interested students must apply online and submit their professional resume to Laura Jones. Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, April 16.

Questions? Email Laura Jones or call her at 512-471-2413.

2014-15 Ambassadors

  • Josh Alvarez is a senior studying sociology with a business foundation. He currently interns with Raven + Lily and is interested in pursuing a career in social entrepreneurship. He is a former UGS transfer student.
  • Lyndsey Chong is a senior double majoring in economics and psychology. Upon graduating, Lyndsey plans to further her education in psychology by attending graduate school. She is a former UGS transfer student.
  • Paul Freeman is a senior pursuing majors in rhetoric and writing and Spanish. He is also pursuing a BDP certificate and is an active member of the Undergraduate Studies Council. He is a former UGS student.
  • Ceilia Gutentag is a sophomore majoring in advertising. She is a former UGS student.
  • Sam Hueter is a sophomore and current UGS student interested in pursuing a degree in either hydrogeology or engineering.
  • Ellie Nielsen is a senior majoring in math with a Pre-med foundation. Ellie is a former UGS student and recipient of the UGS Summer Exploration Grant.
  • Ryan Simmons is a junior majoring in business administration. Ryan was initially an engineering major before transferring into the School of Undergraduate Studies to explore other majors.
  • Matt Snidal is a junior pursuing majors in sociology and applied learning and development with a focus on youth and community studies. Matt is pursuing a BDP certificate in Social Entrepreneurship & Non-profits.