Current TOUR Ambassadors
Meet our Team of Undergraduate Recruiters, better known as TOUR Ambassadors! We're here to help you get to know Oregon State. From academics to student life, TOUR Ambassadors share their knowledge and love for Beaver Nation through a student's perspective. Visit campus in-person or virtually, meet the TOUR Ambassadors, and let us show you what Oregon State has to offer.
How to Become an Oregon State TOUR Ambassador
Are you a current Oregon State undergraduate student and passionate about Beaver Nation? OSU Tour Ambassadors are hired every winter term and participate in a spring term training prior to beginning official employment!
Applications are closed for the winter 2022 hiring process. If you are interested in receiving an email to notify you when we open up hiring for winter 2023, please fill out this survey.
Information about the TOUR Ambassador position:
The Office of Admissions employs qualified, currently enrolled undergraduate students as paid TOUR Ambassadors. Ambassadors are often the first point of contact for prospective students and families. TOUR Ambassadors conduct prospective student visit program components including campus and housing tours, virtual campus tours, student panels, group visits, represent OSU during recruiting events and large visit programs, and work weekly office hours at the Welcome Center. All visit programs are conducted both in-person and virtually. Student employees can expect to work a range of hours (between 4-20 hours per week) that is flexible with and supports their academic priorities. There are additional opportunities for ambassadors to attend off-campus recruitment events and multicultural recruitment events as interested.
Successful candidates enjoy working with people, have a wide range of life experiences and an eagerness to promote Oregon State University to prospective students and their family members. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
Questions? Email Natalie Rooney (Associate Director, Visit Programs) at [email protected]
What do I need to apply to be a TOUR Ambassador?
Job applications are open during the first month of winter term. When applications are open, here are the materials we will typically ask you to submit along with your job application:
A resume. On your resume, be sure to include: hometown and state/country, major and any options or minors, current academic standing (freshman, sophomore, etc.), GPA, expectation graduation term/year, any work experience you have, campus and community involvement, internships and/or study abroad experiences (if applicable)
A cover letter. In your letter, indicate how your qualifications and experience have prepare you for this position. Address why you chose to attend OSU, why you're interested in being a TOUR Ambassador and what you hope to gain from this experience. Share any special qualities and/or work experience you will bring to the position.
Short answers to supplemental questions. Most questions are simple one sentence responses, some questions allow you to write up to 1-2 paragraphs maximum. Supplemental questions can be found at the bottom of the job application.
Remember that OSU's Career Development Center has resources to help you prepare your resume and cover letter. Check out their website for these support resources as you work on your application!