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Industrial Engineering Student Ambassadors are a group of industrial engineering students who not only demonstrate excellent academic records, but also assist the department in multiple capacities, including the advancement of recruitment and outreach in the Wm Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. The students serve as the first representatives of the department to prospective students, current students, former students, industry advisors and other visitors.  


  • Recruitment
    • Participate and occasionally lead departmental and other engineering student panels for prospective students and their families.
    • Participate in recruitment events.
  • Outreach
    • Participate in outreach events to engage students in industrial & systems engineering.
    • Initiate innovative programs to attract high school students to pursue industrial & systems engineering.
    • Improve programs to attract ETAM students to pursue industrial & systems engineering.
    • Assist in establishing programs for current industrial & systems engineering students.

Selection Process

  • To be eligible for the program, students must:
    • Have completed a minimum of one semester of ISEN coursework in the Wm Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering.
    • Maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
    • Be able to participate in the Student Ambassador program activities for a full academic year (fall and spring). Summer preferred, but not required.
  • Selections will be made based on the following criteria:
    • Interest in participating in the Industrial & Systems Engineering Student Ambassador program.
    • Involvement with the Wm Michael Barnes '64 Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering.
    • Demonstrated ability to maintain a strong GPA while participating in extracurricular activities.
    • Leadership and effective communication skills.
    • Must not be on academic probation.
    • Finalists will be interviewed for selection to join the ambassador program.

Program Obligations

  • Commitment for a full academic year (fall, spring [summer preferred but not required]).
  • Attend a mandatory training session.
  • Reply to email and/or text messages promptly.
  • Participate in at least two industrial & systems engineering Student Ambassador events per semester, as well as all scheduled meetings. Note: time commitment per event should not exceed two hours.
  • Responsible for fulfilling all required duties or finding a replacement if unable to attend.

Program Recognition

  • Recognition to industrial & systems engineering department’s annual awards and honors banquet during ambassador year.
  • Excellent experience to put on resume, and a great opportunity to promote the department.

Students chosen as Student Ambassadors must always maintain a positive and professional demeanor when dealing with current and prospective students and their parents, wear proper attire (to be outlined in the training session), and stay up to date with news in the department and on campus.


  • Applications are now open for 2021. Application deadline is April 2, 2021. 

For more information: 


Yesenia Zavala

  • Academic Advisor III - Recruitment
Yesenia Zavala