What is the Student Ambassador Program?
The AWS Educate Student Ambassador Program gives AWS Educate student members recognition, access to career development opportunities, and other benefits for helping their peers learn about AWS Educate. The program is available to AWS Educate student members globally ages 18+ who are enrolled at a public or private school, college, or university. Applications for the 2020 cohort of Student Ambassadors are open from February 20, 2020 - April 16, 2020.
- Signed certificate of participation
- Portable digital credential
- Recognition in student member portal
- Participation in AWS thought leadership via blog posts, webinars, training events, and more
- Incremental AWS Promotional Credit
- Quarterly AWS tech talks including Q&A with AWS service teams
- Office hours with AWS mentors
- One day, no-cost professional development at select AWS Summits
- Quarterly Student Ambassador newsletter
- Discounted registration rate for AWS events, wherever applicable
- Early access, under NDA, to select AWS services
- Limited edition gear
Syracuse University student Chris Chomicki used his cloud skills to build an Alexa skill to read headlines of his school’s newspaper which helps those who are blind or disabled.
AWS Educate helped Riyazh drive his interest in cloud computing. “I started studying cloud computing. I also found that a lot of jobs require some type of cloud as well.”
AWS Educate member Bode Popoola discusses how AWS Educate helped him learn cloud computing skills and land him a job as a Cloud Support Associate at AWS.
“Through AWS Educate, I deepened my knowledge about AWS services, tested my skills, and completed five Cloud Career Pathways. For a learning milestone, I took on the challenge of getting AWS Certified. AWS Educate helped prepare me for the exam, and now I am a Certified Cloud Practitioner.”
Chung Yik Lok, “Claire”, PhD Candidate in Cell and Molecular Biology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
“Through AWS Educate, I learned the fundamentals of solutions architecture, DevOps, machine learning, data integration, and more—just enough to acquire a strategic understanding of cloud services […] and apply the knowledge to real projects. The AWS Educate pathways were concise, contained plenty of useful links, and tested my knowledge through a mix of multiple choice and case study questions."
Jeremy Wang, Master of Mechanical and Mechatronics engineering student, the University of Waterloo
“I learned about certain AWS services in the context of software development and machine learning, which is something I have not had a chance to do so in my regular courses. The Pathways are structured so I can follow along at my own pace. This has been incredibly helpful with my full-time job and part-time graduate school.”
Tina Hang, Master of Software Engineering student, the Pennsylvania State University
“AWS Educate […] shows you the path towards a career […]. It gives you more contextual knowledge about the career rather than simply dumping a bunch of facts and info sheets on you. Mentioning […] that I was familiar with AWS definitely helped me land an internship with REAN Cloud, a Premier Consulting Partner with AWS.”
Collin Arnet, aspiring Data Scientist, Northern Virginia Community College
“AWS Educate was the inspiration that lead me to begin developing an LLC in e-commerce […]. I discovered how simple it was [to learn] how the various cloud platforms worked and would now like to begin using these types of capabilities to help customers source items, create a brand, and generate some revenue along the way."
Kayden Gillenwater, Informatics Graduate, Indiana University
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any country or student restrictions?
The AWS Educate Student Ambassador Program is a non-paid opportunity and is available in all locations where AWS Educate is available. The program is available to AWS Educate student members who are enrolled at a public or private school, college, or university. K12 students and members less than 18 years old at the time of application are not eligible. Exceptions are evaluated on a case by case basis by the Cloud Ambassador Program team and AWS legal.
If you are not a member of AWS Educate, sign up today.
What are the entry requirements?
In order for a student to become an AWS Educate Student Ambassador, you must:
- Be enrolled in AWS Educate. Students can sign up here.
- Be a second or third year student, preferably in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics discipline
- Be familiar with AWS Educate and AWS products and services
- Be involved in student organizations and activities
What are AWS Educate Student Ambassador expectations?
AWS Educate Student Ambassadors are expected to:
- Attend a virtual kickoff event
- Participate in a monthly AWS Educate update call, ensuring up-to-date
information on the latest AWS Educate features
- Participate in at least one AWS Educate program feedback call
- Provide feedback on AWS Educate and AWS
- Introduce AWS Educate at campus events
- Report progress
- Attend a virtual kickoff event
What are the key characteristics of an AWS Educate Student Ambassador?
An AWS Educate Student Ambassador is:
- Innovative: They motivate peers to learn about technology, specifically AWS.
- Resourceful: They find creative and frugal ways to introduce AWS Educate to their peers and faculty.
- A Community Builder: They build relationships and strengthen ties within their academic communities.
- An Expert in AWS: They know AWS technology at an advanced level, and they stay on top of trends.
What is the cost to participate in the AWS Educate Student Ambassador Program?
There is no cost to become an AWS Educate Student Ambassador.
*The ability for employers to message students within AWS Educate and the AWS Educate Interview Accelerator are currently only available in the United States. AWS makes no recommendations regarding specific job listings or hiring companies. In addition, AWS assumes no responsibility for (i) the contents, accuracy, or completeness of any job listing, (ii) the availability or unavailability of any jobs referenced in job listings, or (iii) any communications between hiring companies and AWS Educate members that may result from job listings. Use of the AWS Educate Job Board features is subject to the AWS Educate Terms & Conditions.
AWS Educate provides its members with no cost access to learning content and AWS services designed to build knowledge and skills in cloud computing. It is available globally to students who are 14 or older, with the exceptions of China, Switzerland, and European Economic Area countries (16 or older); and Algeria, Lebanon, and Portugal (18 or older). The AWS Educate Terms & Conditions govern participation in the AWS Educate Program. Use of AWS Promotional Credit is subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.