The Google Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities. These ambassadors:
- Learn about innovative Google products and programs
- Plan and host fun events on campus
- Act as a campus contact for Google teams
- Help Google better understand each university’s culture
It’s that time of the year again, when students are selected from universities across Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) to be part the Google Student Ambassador program. The second year of the program saw tremendous growth as it expanded from 6 to 12 countries, and grew from 28 to 97 universities with 160 Ambassadors within 1 year.
Eligible Field of Study
They have majors from Computer Science, to Anthropology, to Business, to Zoology! (in other words, any student is eligible)
Selection Criteria and Eligibility
Ambassadors are thrilled by new technology, enthusiastic about Google, and involved in their school communities.
Students that will be enrolled next year (2013/2014) are eligible to apply
Those who will be enrolled next year as Freshman are ineligible
Graduating students who are not returning to school are ineligible
Number of Student Ambassadors: 160 student Ambassadors where selected within one year
Value of Program
Google Ambassadors have the opportunity to enhance their professional development, leadership, and communication skills, and access to a unique network of Google Ambassadors across EMEA. Plus, there’s swag!
With the skills developed during their tenure, a number of GSAs have even gone on to start their own businesses
Duration of Program:
The program is one school year in length.
April 11, 2013.
Offered annually? Yes
How to Apply
If you’re inspired to participate in the Google Student Ambassador Program, you are invited to enter for the 2013 program. Eligible students from all backgrounds should complete the application form before April 11, 2013.
GSAs are improving collaboration and communication among students and faculty by conducting trainings on tools such as Google Apps for Education, Google+ for Education and YouTube for School. They have also helped students and faculty to take advantage of Google initiatives for academia like the Google Online Marketing Challenge, Google Summer of Code and Google scholarships.