Ambassador Program - Data Science and Decisions

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There is a significant under-representation of female students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) programs at University.

Our Data Science and Decisions Ambassador program provides an opportunity to get the balance right from the start.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics offers a limited number of one-year Ambassador roles to female students studying the Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions.

Responsibilities

The primary role of a Student Ambassador is to assist with the promotion of the Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions, and to encourage female participation in this degree. Ambassadors will become involved in outreach activities and events within the School of Mathematics and Statistics. 

This may involve providing information on the Data Science and Decisions program to prospective students, assisting with the development of data science workshops and activities, and delivering engaging presentations aimed at high school students.

Ambassadors will also be invited to attend networking seminars run by data science industry professionals during the year. 

What's in it for you?

Enhance your CV 
- Our program is formally recognised and accredited by UNSW Advantage, so your participation will feature on your Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement.

- Ambassadors will be given opportunities to participate in seminars by industry professionals.

 

Make new friends and broaden your uni connections
- You will be part of a team with fellow Ambassadors, and will also work alongside PhD students and members of the School of Mathematics and Statistics. 

 

Financial assistance
You will be provided with a stipend of $1000 to assist you with your studies.


Accreditation

The Data Science and Decisions Ambassador program is accredited by UNSW Advantage, and students' participation will be listed on their Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS).

Training

An induction for Ambassadors will take place in Trimester 1, where they will be informed of upcoming events and initiatives that they will be invited to participate in during the year. Ambassadors will also be provided with on-the-job training and mentoring from School of Mathematics and Statistics staff members and senior students as required.

Selection criteria

We seek Ambassadors with excellent communication skills who enjoy teamwork, are engaged in university life and their degree, and display a high level of professionalism.

We invite applications from female students at any stage of the Bachelor of Data Science and Decisions degree.

2021 Program

There are a limited number of Ambassador places available.

Applications for the 2021 program will open in February 2021. Check back here for application information. 

You can email Susannah Waters (s.waters@unsw.edu.au) with any enquiries about the program. 

Events 

Some of the events that our Ambassadors have been involved with include UNSW Open Day, the Girls Do the Maths workshop, STEM Careers Week for Girls, the L'Oréal Girls in Science Expo, and the 2019 AMSI Summer School. 

  

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