OIT Student Ambassadors act as advocates for the Office of Information Technology's initiatives and provide top-quality technology support that keeps the university running.
The mission of the Student Ambassador program, though, isn't just about how students help us– it's also about how we can help students gain the skills they need through experiential learning. And, yes, being an OIT Student Ambassador is a paid position.
How We Help You Grow
Our goal is to foster professional development, experiential learning and personal growth while OIT Student Ambassadors serve the university. As Ambassadors participate in this program, they will gain valuable professional and technical skills that will give them a competitive advantage when looking for internships and jobs while on the Hilltop and beyond.
Throughout the program, Ambassadors will be able to take advantage of the following opportunities:
- Professional certifications (paid for by OIT) such as Adobe Creative Cloud Certifications, Google Certifications, Tableau Certification, Project Management Certification and more!
- On-the-job training for programs like Salesforce, Extron, Smartsheet, etc.
- Mentorship opportunities with industry professionals
- Access to special events on campus and in Austin, such as SXSW, conferences, and other Austin community partners.
That's right– we don't only provide professional development opportunities but financial support as well.
Every year, OIT offers the William Hartley Cahill scholarship, awarded to individuals that meet the following criteria:
- Worked in OIT for at least two semesters
- Proven excellence in their role in OIT
- Participation in OIT Student Ambassador events and activities
- Have made a significant impact in OIT with their work and projects
- GPA between 3.2-4.0
- Proven financial need
What We Look For
An OIT Student Ambassador should:
- Possess the desire and capacity to learn and apply new things
- Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills
- Be willing to receive and give constructive criticism
- Be able to work collaboratively in a team or independently
- Be able to troubleshoot problems efficiently
- Demonstrate patience and thoroughness in their work
- Work closely and effectively with the St. Edward's community (students, faculty and staff)
- Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
What You'll Do
Student Ambassadors can and do perform a variety of tasks for OIT, largely dependent upon the role and department in which they serve. Ambassadors could work in any of the five OIT departments — and often, you'll collaborate with most, if not all, of them.
Technology is an expansive and ever-growing field, so whether you want to be a graphic designer, videographer or Support agent, we can help you prepare to enter the industry by giving you real, meaningful work.
How to Apply
All open Student Ambassador positions will be posted in Hilltop Careers. Search on-campus jobs for "Office of Information Technology" and follow the instructions in the posting that interests you.
What Our Students Say
Working in OIT is a fun, diverse and challenging experience, where I have been able to grow my skills in a wide variety of fields, ranging from UX research to data analytics.
— Ibrahim Mukaty '20, Computer Science
My co-workers are the best part about working for OIT, as well as being in a learning environment where you have to be open to new challenges every day.
— Marcela Rodriguez '21, Computer Science
I got to learn things that were separate from my major. The Student Ambassador program puts together trips and events that help students like me learn different skills that prepare us for what's after college.
— Tate Seroczynski '20, Graphic Design