One of the biggest regrets I’ve had whilst being at University, is not becoming a Student Ambassador earlier on. I started working as a Student Ambassador in September of this year, and unfortunately, because I’m in my final year at University this is the only year I will be able to do this role.
Working as a Student Ambassador is one of the greatest experiences I’ve had at Uni, I have met so many different people from different courses who have become good friends of mine, and in such a short space of time. I have improved my communication skills and my confidence has increased each time I’ve worked at an Open Day. I always have so much fun when I work on an Open Day, it is often an early start – but having prospective students thanking you for taking them on a campus tour or answering their questions regarding the University or a particular course is very rewarding.
Student Ambassadors not only help on Open Days – we also work during Graduation (e.g. robing graduates or working in the VIP room), working at the Week One Welcome event, and working at Inspiration Days to help prospective students.
The role is extremely flexible and works around my timetable so well. You can work whenever you want and you get paid for the hours you work. This is so much better than having a part time job because I can focus on my uni work and still earn money when I am able to. If I have a deadline in that week then I don’t have to work that event – this wouldn’t happen if you had a job with set shifts.
Not only is being a Student Ambassador a rewarding job (if you could even call it that), it looks great on your CV. I would definitely recommend taking up the opportunity to become a Student Ambassador with both hands!
To view the latest Student Ambassador vacancies, visit the Students’ Union jobshop at: www.cardiffmetsu.co.uk/jobs/browse