Western Kentucky University

WKU Engineering EngiNinja Guidelines & Application

Who are the WKU Engineering EngiNinjas?

The WKU Department of Engineering "EngiNinjas" are an elite group of student leaders who represent the Engineering Department and assist in many ways with sharing our Engineering story with prospective students, industries, and other V.I.P.s. They also help with recruitment and retention outreach activities. An EngiNinja's job is to help visitors understand that WKU Engineering is the program of choice in Kentucky for a student seeking a high quality, affordable, project-driven engineering education. Membership in this group is selective. Our goal is to select two EngiNinjas from each Engineering program to serve for one academic year.

EngiNinja Duties

  • Represent WKU Engineering at student recruitment and career events both on-and off-campus
  • Participate in new student orientation days (ATP)
  • Provide departmental tours to prospective students, their parents, and other campus visitors such as industry tours or school group tours
  • Assist with fall and spring Engineering Expos
  • Train other engineering students to promote WKU Engineering in their area high schools
  • Assist with Industry Showcases in the fall & spring as needed

EngiNinja Requirements

  • WKU Engineering major and at least a sophomore in your program
  • Full-time enrollment as an undergraduate student
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Excellent oral communication skills and poise in dealing with diverse groups of  visitors
  • Attend a mandatory training session and two meetings per semester with the ambassador supervisor
  • Ability to devote approximately 30 hours per semester to this leadership role while maintaining required GPA
  • Be willing to make a one year commitment to the EngiNinja program. If you cannot fulfill the two semester requirement, you must notify the ambassador supervisor immediately so that a replacement can be found for the following semester.

EngiNinja Benefits

  • $500 scholarship per semester sponsored by our WKU Engineering Industrial Partners
  • EngiNinja apparel provided & a group photo will be taken & posted on our Engineering website
  • Getting acquainted with other students, faculty, and staff
  • Gain great leadership skills to add to your resume

How to Apply

  1. Make sure you meet the requirements for becoming an EngiNinja.
  2. Complete an EngiNinja Application before the Application Deadline of April 15th.
  3. A selection committee will review the applications, and EngiNinja selections will be announced by Friday, May 16th to begin work for the 2014/2015 school year.

Selection Process

New EngiNinjas will be selected in May of each year for the following academic year. Applications are due by April 15th.

Have Questions?

Contact Debbie Berry at (270) 745-2574 or debra.berry@wku.edu .

 Last Modified 3/5/14