Que pasa guys!
So a few weeks back I wrote a blog on getting involved in societies and clubs. Be sure to check that out if you haven’t already.
When you’re at university you can look at getting some casual employment through the student recruitment team in the marketing department. As a student ambassador you get the opportunity to work open days, applicant days, school events, teacher conferences and so on.
It’s a great little earner providing you with a bit of money here and there to help fuel some of those nights out or that weeks shopping. If you are a people person then you will fit right in and enjoy the open days thoroughly.
Being a student ambassador for the university opens the doors to many opportunities. The role and its skills look great on your CV, showing that you have good people and communication skills; but that’s not all, being a student ambassador is how I came to working the ‘Hay Festival’ last year.
The team from the bookshop at the ‘Hay Festival’ came to the university to hold a ‘Scribbler’s’ event, where school pupils in years 7-9 came to workshops to get involved in creative writing and fuel their imaginations. Two “young-teen” authors came along to talk about their books – Charlie Higson and JD Sharpe. Anyway, our role was simple, be on hand to direct the kids and their teachers to the rooms, form queues, and help out in any way we can. That’s how I was noticed I guess, at the end of the day one of the team involved in Hay approached me and asked about working with them in the upcoming festival. I was more than happy to do it and had such a great time! They even rang me up this year and asked me to help out again! If you put yourself out there you will get noticed.
Many of our ambassadors from both the Newport and Treforest campuses got involved in the press conference during the merger and some of them even got on the TV – a minor claim to fame. There are so many things you can do as an ambassador; I highly recommend you get involved if you can!
Until next time!