RUUTE Undergraduate Ambassador Program


RUUTE Undergraduate Ambassadors is run with the first half being completed remotely and the second half either being completed remotely or in-person depending on the state of COVID-19. This program will last two semesters. Students must be committed to both semesters and plan on being enrolled next school year with their respected institution. The first semester will consist of weekly lectures and/or workshops delivered to further help students be a competitive applicant, build robust curriculum for elementary students, professional development, and more. The second semester will consist of ambassadors conducting either in-person presentations at the local elementary schools near their undergraduate institution or virtual learning experiences that can be conducted synchronously or asynchronously. 

This program was created to aid students interested in pursuing graduate studies and a career in the health sciences by providing experiences that will be beneficial for graduate school admission applications. All undergraduate students attending a college/university in Utah who are interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences are encouraged to apply to the program. The link to the 2021 application can be found here.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Primary responsibilities:
Design age appropriate curriculum for elementary school students related to the health sciences
Support the facilitation of classroom presentations at elementary schools in conjunction with the representatives from RUUTE
Give presentations and facilitate learning experiences in local elementary schools; either in-person or virtually (predicated on COVID-19)
Secondary responsibilities:
Provide students and the community with information regarding the RUUTE program and programs at your undergraduate institution
Serve as encouraging role models and advocates of higher education
Participate in special events as needed
Conduct learning experiences at community events
Required Qualifications:
Successful completion of at least twelve (12) credit hours prior to program matriculation 
Currently enrolled at an undergraduate institution in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, or Montana
Will be an enrolled undergraduate student in both Spring 2021 and Fall 2021
Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Commitment of one (1) academic year
Ability to commit to a minimum of 8 school presentations or pre-recorded presentations (predicated on Covid-19) in the Fall 2021 Semester
Ability to pass a background check for working in K-12 classrooms