Who can become a Student Ambassador?

Students who are passionate, action-oriented, changemakers motivated to learn about and champion the entrepreneurial mindset and culture in the Atlantic region.

Program Details:

This experiential learning program provides students with a first-hand look into the world of entrepreneurship as a mindset, as an approach and as a potential career path. Students gain valuable knowledge, build technical skills and also learn about social entrepreneurship, social innovation, social policy and triple bottom line companies.

Student Ambassadors of the Pond-Deshpande Centre (PDC) will experience have an opportunity to tour and engage with the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Boston, execute a team entrepreneurial campus project, co-create and host YES Atlantic (Youth Entrepreneurship Summit) and a broad range of opt-in opportunities throughout the year.



– Students at all university campuses and college campuses across New Brunswick.
– Applicants can be from any area of study
– Applicants can be in any year of study
– Applicants must exemplify the qualities of a changemaker: passionate, action-oriented & tenacious

Alumni are from a cross section of academic disciplines including: Business Administration, MBA, International Relations, Law, Interdisciplinary Leadership, Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Engineering, Psychology, Communications, Policing, Biology, Math and Statistics, Renewable Energy, Human Rights, Public Policy, Adult Education, Integrated Media, and Criminology.

Through active engagement as an Ambassador, students form valuable life-long relationships and connections with each other and within the community, the region, and globally.

Apply for this life-changing opportunity:

The Student Ambassador Applications for 2016-2017 are now open.

For questions or information, please contact Student Ambassador Program Coordinator: Symone Jennings

2015-2016 Student Ambassadors & PDC Team

What our Alumni say:

“Boston was so impactful because I saw an entrepreneurship ecosystem where businesses as triple bottom line was normal for them. For us in NB it’s new, but this is NOT the future for business, it’s NOW. This experience and exposure to these ideas is the definite selling feature of the Student Ambassador Program.” Carl Richard (SAP Alumnus 2014-15, Université de Moncton

“Being in the Student Ambassador Program has been a life changing experience that has given me more than I could ever have imagined. From Boston, India, Fredericton and everything in between, I have learned an incredible amount and I was also able to use everything I learned in my Commerce program. It really brought my learning 360 degrees”. Jessica Pyle-Carter, PDC Student Ambassador Alumnae (2012-2013), Mount Allison University

“The Student Ambassador Program helped me develop a passion and understanding for the societal need for innovation and entrepreneurship” John Connell (SAP Alumnus, 2012-13, UNB)

“I don’t want to have a job, I want to create jobs and have an impact”

“I would have never made that connection with other peers before and now I am working on a project with other students”

“It was beyond what I could have imagined. It was an amazing experience”

“Students have realized the amount of potential there is in New Brunswick and plan to either stay or at least come back to the province in the future.”