Wisys Careers

  • WiSys Ambassador

    Location US-WI
    Job ID
    2018-1603
    # of Openings
    10
  • The Organization

    For almost 20 years, WiSys has worked to support the University of Wisconsin System with the vision of building a culture of innovation for a better future.

    • WiSys supports the creation and transfer of innovations from the UW System to the marketplace.
    • The strong partnership between WiSys and the UW System helps the UW campuses fulfill their roles as twenty-first century leaders in research, discovery and innovation.

    The Opportunity

    WiSys Ambassadors are students from UW System Comprehensive Campuses* who play a key role in enhancing the vital connection between WiSys and researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs on UW System Campuses.  For more information on the Program and a list of our current Student Ambassadors, please visit http://www.wisys.org/about-us/ambassador-program.

     

    * UW Comprehensive Campuses include UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, UW-Superior and UW-Whitewater

     

    WiSys is looking for two student ambassadors on each UW Comprehensive Campus who can commit 5-10 hours per month during the 2018-19 academic year. WiSys Ambassadors are considered employees of WiSys and will be compensated at an hourly rate of $10/hour.

    • Increase the understanding of intellectual property and commercialization of innovations.
    • Enhance the understanding and awareness of WiSys’ role across the UW System Comprehensive Campuses.
    • Increase engagement with academics and students undertaking innovative and applied research.
    • Foster a more entrepreneurial culture on campus.
    • Help identify potential opportunities where WiSys can provide support.

     Why Should you apply?

    • Develop leadership abilities by helping to enhance the innovative and entrepreneurial culture on campus.
    • Receive intellectual property and commercialization training and gain valuable experience in the field of academic technology transfer, both of which can serve as a great addition to their resume.
    • Sharpen communication, presentation and networking skills.
    • Develop new skills in innovative and entrepreneurial thinking.
    • Receive travel allowances for conferences/events.

    Qualifications

    • Be an undergraduate (sophomore, junior and/or senior standing), graduate student or post-doc in any discipline during the 2018-19 academic year.
    • Obtain approval from their supervisor (if applicable) or major professor to participate in the program.
    • Be able to commit 5-10 hours/month to the program.
    • Be able to participate in a one-day student ambassador training/orientation (to be held in Madison, August 2018).
    • Particularly strong applicants are collaborative, engaged and productive with an enthusiasm for innovation and research.

     

    Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a resume within the career portal. WiSys promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse environment.

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