Ambassador Program

Are you a passionate student who wants to make a real impact on your academic community?

Look no further – we invite you to join our team as a DGS Ambassador!

Read below to learn about all of the benefits of becoming a DGS Ambassador! To be considered, students must be in good academic standing with the university and be a current or previous DGS student.

Application for Fall 2024 will open soon. Contact Sierra Hollenbeck with any questions you have in the meantime!

Why you should be an ambassador

DGS Ambassadors are at the forefront of representing the Division of General Studies and play a vital role in our outreach efforts. Here's why you should consider this exciting opportunity:

Student Voice

As an ambassador, you would serve as one of the voices of DGS, sharing your experiences, insights, and wisdom with prospective students through various platforms.

Academic Impact

Ambassadors help fellow students by assisting in workshops and making classroom appearances in GS 101 courses, ensuring a smooth transition into college life.


Ambassadors engage with prospective students during Illini Days and other recruitment events, answering questions and providing valuable guidance.

What will you gain?

By becoming a DGS Ambassador, you will acquire invaluable skills and experiences, including:

Leadership Experience

Serve as a student representative of DGS and assist our team in guiding current and prospective students on their academic journey.

Development of Strong Communication and Organizational Skills

Hone your abilities to communicate effectively and participate in events that leave a lasting impact.

Mentorship Opportunities

Collaborate closely with DGS staff and fellow Ambassadors, fostering connections that extend beyond your time in DGS.


Email Sierra Hollenbeck, DGS Coordinator for Recruitment and Admissions, at sholl14@illinois.edu.