Why Brand Ambassador Roles Are Perfect For Students

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Are you a student looking for a part-time job? Do you have a passion for Sales and Marketing? Then you should consider becoming a brand ambassador!

Brand ambassador roles can help young professionals gain experience and develop skills, making them egg-cellent entry-level opportunities for students. Plus, they can come with some pretty fun perks like store discounts, access to special events, and more!

If you’re looking to hatch a unique career in the Sales and Marketing industry, here are 3 reasons why you should consider starting out as a Brand Ambassador!

What is a brand ambassador?

A brand ambassador is someone who is hired by an organization to promote their products or services. The main difference between a brand ambassador and other marketing advocates is that brand ambassadors share their passion for a particular good or service. Many companies invest in brand ambassadors as a way for their customers to associate a face with their brand. Adding this human aspect helps companies attract and build positive connections with their consumers.

Entry-level experience

One reason to consider becoming a student brand ambassador is because of the entry-level experience you’ll gain. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to build critical skills that can help you in other Sales and Marketing related career paths – and unlike most entry-level roles, you’ll have a lot of responsibility from day one.

Two important skills you’ll develop while working as a brand ambassador are communication and interpersonal skills. Since the main responsibility of this role is product and service endorsement, you will gain a lot of experience working directly with customers. Being able to attract a customer’s attention, build a relationship with them, and promote a product or service to them requires strong oral communication and interpersonal skills, which are transferable to other careers in Sales and Marketing.

Flexible working hours

Depending on your employer, another attractive feature of becoming a brand ambassador is the possibility of having flexible working hours. This means that if you’re in school, you could request to work on certain days or on the weekends. For many students, having flexible working hours is a bonus because it means they can schedule work around their classes.

Alternatively, being a brand ambassador also offers many full-time jobs for those who want a more traditional entry-level position. There are also many temporary brand ambassador gigs that can last anywhere from one day to one month, depending on the role.

High-energy environment

If you’re looking for an energetic and egg-citing place to work, becoming a brand ambassador could be the perfect role for you. Unlike most Sales and Marketing jobs, this one doesn’t involve sitting at a desk all day – being a brand ambassador is all about hands-on work with customers. And it’s likely that your environment will be constantly changing, since many brand ambassadors will have the opportunity to work on different promotions within a company.

Other skills you have that may mean you’re suited to be a brand ambassador:

  • Passionate – This is probably the most important skill for a brand ambassador to have in order to attract customers’ attention.
  • Sociable – Customers resonate with brands they can relate to. As a brand ambassador, your job is to build and nurture these relationships, so strong social skills are key.
  • Teamwork – In many cases, you’ll be working with a team of other brand ambassadors, so you need to be able to collaborate with others to promote a product or service.
  • Polite – As a brand ambassador, you’re representing the company – so it’s important to maintain a professional and polite presence at all times.

Check out our Career Guide to learn about other entry-level Sales & Marketing roles!

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