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Undergraduate Research

Magellan Ambassadors

Magellan Ambassadors are exceptional students who have participated in undergraduate research and wish to share their research experiences with other undergraduate students! To raise awareness about all of the exciting research opportunities available on USC's campus, Magellan Ambassadors provide presentations to classes, student organizations, campus partners, and more.


Apply to serve as a Magellan Ambassador during 2022-2023 today!
Submit your application by 11:59pm on Sunday, February 27. 

Who Is Eligible

You must...

  • Be in good standing with the university
  • Have a research faculty mentor
  • Be currently enrolled in courses at UofSC
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn more about OUR including programs & events
  • Have effective public speaking and communication skills

NOTE: Ambassadors may have conducted research as volunteer experiences, independent study courses, through grant (not limited to OUR) or departmental funding, etc.


  • Attend mandatory training at the beginning of fall semester
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and one-on-one meetings with supervisor
  • Actively participate in events throughout the year (including U101 presentations, tabling events, campus-partner, student organization presentations, and Discover UofSC)
  • Be knowledgeable about the services offered through the Office of Undergraduate Research
  • Serve as a role model in the Carolina Community through this peer leadership role

Students will NOT be asked to miss class to participate in events.


  • An opportunity to share your research experience with your peers, staff, and faculty of the university, and potential new students
  • Build presentation and verbal communication skills
  • Be a part of a community of researchers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Great resume-building experience
  • An opportunity for a great recommendation letter from OUR staff members
  • Undergraduate research polo shirt and nametag

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.