Michael Mettle-Nunoo is a second year student at Regent studying Engineering. He has been selected to be part of the 2013/2014 Google Student Ambassador team. Unsurprisingly, he is passionate about technology, a trait all Google Ambassadors have in common.
The Google Student Ambassador Program is an initiative by Google, a multinational corporation specializing in Internet-related services and products. The program, launched in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2011, seeks to provide a unique opportunity for students to act as liaisons between Google and their universities for duration of one academic year.
As a Student Ambassador, Michael will organise workshops, trainings and events with the Regent community around Google’s core products, programs and initiatives. He will also get the opportunity to learn about innovative Google products and programs, plan and host fun events on campus, and act as a campus contact for Google teams.
There are currently over 1,000 student ambassadors across over 65 countries. Regions include:
US, Europe, Australia & New Zealand, Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East North Africa, Tokyo, Korea, India, South East Asia, Canada and Latin America.
“The Google Student Ambassador program is open to students from eligible countries that have mutual passion for technology and innovation and are selected based on their application. The ambassadors really help us understand each university’s culture and improve the way we interact with them” said Joe Mucheru, Google Kenya country manager.
Google Ambassadors have the opportunity to enhance their professional development, leadership and communication skills, and access to a unique network of Google Ambassadors across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Ambassadors are thrilled by new technology, enthusiastic about Google, and involved in their school communities.
“I’m really excited about participating in this program. It gives participants the opportunity to positively influence the communities they find themselves in, which is something I’ve always wanted to do” said Michael.
This year, Michael took part in the Google Student Ambassadors Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, where he joined Student Ambassadors from across sub-Saharan Africa for training on various Google tools and technologies. This year’s Summit brought together 160 student ambassadors from 11 African countries.
“The summit was a life-changing experience. I met people from different cultures and countries from all over Africa.” Michael said. “I believe the exposure I got will help me make an impact at Regent and the community.”