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Being a brand ambassador is a really rewarding role to have. Not only do you meet loads of new people as a result of it, you also gain valuable communication skills which can be transferred into all areas of work. This role was challenging but enjoyable.
The On-Campus Promotions staff are extremely approachable. If you ever have a question they are more than happy to help. It would have been great to receive more positive feedback when you are doing well, but apart from that I felt extremely valued by my colleagues.
Whenever I needed help, I knew I could count on my supervisor to be there to support me. On-Campus Promotions is a fantastic company to work for as they trust you to do your own thing, and so long as you are meeting targets they will assume that you are fine. However, as soon as the targets are not met, or if you have a problem, the staff will provide constructive criticism and give genuinely helpful advice so that you can reach your full potential.
Without a doubt, the best thing about working for On-Campus Promotions is that you can manage your promotion time to fit around your other commitments such as lectures and society meetings. This is fantastic as it allows you to take time out when your university workload is too heavy, and then catch up on your hours when you have more free time. The perfect job for a student!
I was given a lot of responsibility when working for On-Campus Promotions. It was my job to find contacts through which I could promote my brand. However, despite this responsibility you are given guidance wherever you need it and do not feel overwhelmed as you know you can always speak to a supervisor if you have any difficulties.
The skills I have developed during this role will assist me in all aspects of life. The communication skills are undoubtedly the most valuable as these can be applied when attending interviews, assessment centres, and generally when meeting new people in life. I also developed my organisation skills and promotion skills. Both will be useful when I graduate into a full time job.
The work is largely independent but on the few days we had in the London Office, the atmosphere was friendly, supportive, and dynamic. We worked productively as a team but got on well enough as friends at the same time.
At the start of the role you receive a pack of information with a schedule breaking down the hours to be spent on each promotion activity throughout each term. This is a flawless way of organising the role as you know exactly what is expected of you and no surprised commitments come up.
We attended a training day at PwC Legal's London office at the start of the role. This provided an invaluable insight into the skills required to be a successful promoter. The day also included general tips on how to present yourself in corporate situations. As a reward for our hard work as brand ambassadors, we were given the opportunity to attend the assessment day for the summer vacation scheme. This is a huge investment as very few applicants make it to this stage of the process.
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Above 25 days holiday
Working from home
Healthcare from home
I would definitely work for On-Campus Promotions again.
Each brand ambassador works at a different university, and for this reason there isn't much opportunity to meet up. However, we went for drinks after our training day and feedback day in London, and both of these occasions were great fun. We also kept in touch over Facebook throughout our campaign,
Due to the fact you work whilst at university, you do not incur any more expenses than you would usually. It depends where your uni is as to how much the cost of living is, but for me, the cost was very accommodating.
The university nightlife is great! You can take advantage of the student nightlife to promote your company so this is a big plus.
As a result of my hard-work on the brand ambassador role, I was approached by On-Campus Promotions to represent other companies at uni too. This was a welcomed opportunity to earn more money whilst studying, using the skills I had already built up through the ambassador role which was more guided.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
4th June 2015