The popularity of brand ambassador programs is on the rise and a campus rep role is the perfect way to gain experience and connect with other students on your campus. The best part of all: You’ll not only get to be part of a company’s brand innovation and growth, you’ll also get to add the experience to your resume and possibly make some money while you’re at it.
Thinking about trying it? Check out some of the benefits of becoming a brand ambassador below.
1. No experience necessary.
There’s nothing worse than filling out job or internship applications and feeling like you’re underqualified, because you lack the necessary experience. However, previous experience is typically not required to become a brand ambassador. Because most companies look to hire college students for their programs, they are simply looking for energetic and outgoing students to talk up their brand on campus and on social media.
2. The chance to make some money.
Although not all brand ambassador positions are paid, there are many paid rep programs out there! Whether you’re paid a specific amount per signup for an app or website or you receive a commission for an order on your campus, being a brand ambassador is a great way to make some extra money in addition to any other part-time jobs or internships you might have.
3. A flexible schedule.
Because the majority of brand ambassador positions are done remotely, you decide your own hours, so you ultimately decide how much (or how little) you’re going to get out of your time in the role. You can either make a set schedule for yourself, deciding how much time you’re going to dedicate per week, or you can talk to students and post on social media whenever you have spare time. Though you will have to check in with your supervisor or manager about your progress, you are ultimately the one who is in control.
4. An awesome resume booster.
You learn a number of skills as a brand ambassador because you have to make your own decisions regarding your work. You learn excellent oral and written communication skills and you also learn several marketing and sales skills, like planning and strategizing, all while building your own network at your university. You’ll quickly start to understand the ins and outs of social media branding, and most of all, you’ll be able to demonstrate that you’re an independent self-starter. Even if you don’t plan on working in business after graduation, having the ability to market and sell a product, which will in many cases be yourself, is essential in any field.
5. The chance to build your network.
In order to spread the word across your campus about the company you’re representing, you’ll talk to a variety of students, professors, and administrators at your university. Being a brand ambassador can help you build your network, because introducing yourself to so many people opens up the door for opportunities in the future. A student that you met may be able to recommend you for an internship and an individual at the career center might have a contact at a company you’d love to work for after graduation. The more people you know, the better your chances of finding that dream internship or entry-level job, so don’t be afraid to reach out to as many people as you can.
Ready to get started? There are several brand ambassador positions on WayUp, so if you’re looking for a new, engaging, and flexible experience, you can start applying today.