OIT Student Ambassadors act as advocates for the Office of Information Technology's initiatives and provide the top-quality technology support that keeps the university running. 

OIT Student Ambassadors

The mission of the Student Ambassador program, however, isn't just about how students help us. Our goal is for Ambassadors to grow while they serve the university, gaining valuable professional and technical skills that will give them a competitive advantage when looking for internships and jobs. 

What We Look For

There is no single perfect candidate, but in general, we think an OIT Student Ambassador should: 

  • Possess the desire and capacity to learn and apply new things
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be willing to receive and give constructive criticism
  • Be able to work collaboratively in a team or independently 
  • Be able to troubleshoot problems efficiently 
  • Demonstrate patience and thoroughness in their work
  • Work closely and effectively with the St. Edward's community (students, faculty and staff) 
  • Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

What You'll Do

Student Ambassadors can and do perform a variety of tasks for OIT, largely dependent upon the role and department in which they serve. Ambassadors could work in any of the four OIT departments — and often, you'll work for multiple. 

Ambassadors can be hired at one of three levels and have the opportunity to advance if desired. Like any job, the responsibilities listed below aren't exhaustive, and we welcome students who have ideas and take initiative. 

Information Technology Support Associate (Level 1)

Ambassadors in this position serve in a Tier 1 support role at the Help Desk, OIT's central point of contact. In this role, you can expect to: 

  • Monitor and troubleshoot support cases submitted by phone, email, chat or walk-in
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Perform checks on computers and printers in on-campus labs
  • Assist with creating support articles
  • Respond to classroom support calls

Information Technology Specialist (Level 2) 

Specialists can serve in a number of different capacities, depending on the specialized skills they have or are interested in developing (e.g., graphic design, technical analysis, media production, project management). In this role, you'll be expected to have a handle on Level 1 duties and you might perform some of the following tasks: 

  • Create graphic design materials for OIT initiatives and events
  • Produce instructional videos for faculty or training support
  • Assist with OIT-sponsored events and tabling sessions
  • Troubleshoot hardware or software issues in the Digital Media Center
  • Design and develop faculty or course websites 

Information Technology Senior Specialist or Information Technology Leader (Level 3) 

Ambassadors hired as either a Senior Specialist or Leader need to have mastered Level 1 and Level 2 duties and demonstrate expertise, reliability and commitment to their role within OIT. The two titles represent two kinds of leadership. 

Senior Specialists are responsible for more advanced work in their particular specialties and will be expected to contribute to OIT's outreach to the community and events. Leaders, meanwhile, take on greater responsibility in mentoring other students and supervising student work. 

Fall 2018 Student Ambassadors

Elias Bocanegra

Information Technology Leader

Loren Gamez

Digital Design Senior Specialist

Andrew Herrin

Information Technology Support Associate

Rebekah Miller

Digital Media Center Specialist

Jude Richard

Information Technology Support Associate

Ruben Ruiz

Information Technology Support Associate

Jonah Tashjian

Information Technology Specialist

Cruz Chavez

Information Technology Support Associate

Simon Gohl

Information Technology Support Associate

Joshua Leikam

Information Technology Senior Specialist

Myrka Moreno

Digital Media Center Specialist

Jack Riggs

Digital Media Center Specialist

Tate Seroczynski 

Digital Design Specialist

Paty Valle

Digital Media Center Specialist

Allison Dean

Digital Media Center Specialist

Fernando Hasbun

Information Technology Support Associate

Evangeline Mavrommati

Information Technology Support Associate

Ibrahim Mukaty

Information Technology Support Associate

Marcela Rodriguez

Information Technology Support Associate

Sabrina Smith

Digital Design Specialist

Jasmine Fail

Digital Media Center Specialist

Erik Hernandez

Information Technology Support Associate

Joshua Medeiros

Information Technology Support Associate

Albert Ramirez

Information Technology Support Associate

Joshua Ryon

Information Technology Support Associate

Sean Svoboda

Information Technology Support Associate