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Magellan Ambassador Application


Application Tips

  • DEADLINE: Applications for the 2024-2025 Magellan Ambassador cohort will be accepted until 11:59 pm on Monday, February 12, 2024. 
  • We recommend that applicants type out responses to the short-answer questions in a separate document to check spelling and grammar, then paste them into the application fields.
  • Contact us at or 803-777-5522 with questions.


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For the short-answer questions below, we suggest you type responses in a Microsoft Word (or similar) document to check for spelling and grammar, and then paste them into the application fields.

Roles and Responsibilities Agreement

The Magellan Ambassadors represent the Office of Undergraduate Research through providing outreach and guidance to USC students about how to get involved in undergraduate research. Magellan Ambassadors seek to share with others about their research experiences and are dedicated to spreading the word about undergraduate research with the goal of getting more students involved.


  • Attend mandatory training in the fall (Monday, August 19, 2024; 12 pm - 5 pm)
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and one-on-one meetings with supervisor (based on Ambassador schedules)
  • Actively participate in outreach events throughout the academic year (including University 101 presentations, tabling events, campus partner and student organization presentations, and more!)
  • Volunteer at Discover USC
  • Maintain knowledge about the services offered through the Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Serve as a role model and peer leader in the USC community

*You will never be asked to miss a class in order to fulfill an Ambassador requirement

Do you accept the Roles and Responsibilities Agreement? *

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