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The Careers Service Ambassador programme provides students with the opportunity to develop certain Aberdeen Graduate Attributes sought by employers while increasing awareness of the Careers and Employability Service across the student body.

Why take part?

Volunteering for approximately 1-1.5 hours per week, the scheme will allow students to develop key skills such as effective communication, business awareness, marketing, networking and public speaking. 

Successful completion of the role will be recognised on your Enhanced Transcript, which you can share with employers or postgraduate recruiters when you finish your studies. In addition, students can apply for a STAR Award for the role.

Taking part in the Careers Service Ambassador programme will allow you to:

  • Develop key skills sought by employers such as communication, teamwork, public speaking, independent working, networking and flexibility.
  • Connect with employers through participation at careers events, attendance at monthly training workshops and conducting case studies and interviews.
  • Receive training in marketing methods, public speaking, writing for the web, conducting interviews and using social media.
  • Contribute to general student awareness of the Careers and Employability Service while providing feedback to the Careers Service on student concerns and requirements regarding employability.

Person specification

Careers Service Ambassadors should have:

  • A keen interest in marketing or event management.
  • A willingness to develop key skills in communication, teamwork, public speaking, networking and engaging with employers and careers staff.
  • An enthusiasm for increasing student awareness of the Careers and Employability Service.
  • An interest in using social media and other marketing methods to promote our services.

What's involved?

To achieve recognition as a Careers Service Ambassador on your Enhanced Transcript, you need to:

  • Attend an introductory workshop for the programme.
  • Submit a short interim report summarising your first semester activities in the role.
  • Submit a report / case study summarising your role.

Careers Service Ambassadors will also be expected to undertake a range of activities to promote the Careers and Employability Service including:

  • Attend monthly meetings training and update meetings.
  • Act as ambassadors at the Law Fair, Freshers’ Fayre, North of Scotland Graduate Recruitment Fair and pop-up marketing events.
  • Blog about events or activities (training will be provided).
  • In teams, interview professionals using video technology.
  • Conduct information gathering amongst student colleagues about their knowledge of the Careers and Employability Service.
  • Use social media to promote the Careers and Employability Service.

How to apply

We are currently recruiting for Careers Service Ambassadors for the 2020/21 academic year. Click here to apply.

Further Information

For further information about the Careers Service Ambassadors role, please email csa@abdn.ac.uk.