Careers Ambassadors

 

Would you like to become a Careers Ambassador to support the work of the Careers Service? 

 

This is a new volunteering opportunity open to all students from second year and above. 

 

The Careers Service is a free and confidential service for students to use. We help with career exploration, planning and advice,

as well as personal and professional development. We engage with MTU Cork students, employers and MTU Cork  staff members. 

 

What's involved in being a Careers Ambassador? 

  • Start early to mid-October 2020 until the end of April 2021. 
  • Receive relevant induction training as a volunteer and attend an introductory workshop for the programme. 
  • Commit to approx. 10 hours per semester as a Careers Ambassador (Flexible with your timetable). 
  • Fulfil the role during core semester weeks that will not impact on exam time.  

 

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

  • Act as Careers Ambassadors at employer talks, careers events and pop-up promotions (remotely and if possible, on campus). 
  • Increase student awareness of the Careers Service while providing feedback to the team on students’ concerns and requirements. 
  • Talk to other students about specific events and activities. 
  • Assist with information gathering from other students about their career development needs. 
  • Attend a review and planning meeting in Semester 1 and 2. 
  • Take notes at employer talks and share insights with other Careers Ambassadors.  
  • Distribute promotional information about the Careers Service.  
  • Inform students about the Careers Service social media accounts and promote activities. 
  • Support additional duties as required within the Careers Service. 

What are the benefits to you of becoming a Careers Ambassador? 

  • Gain volunteer work experience during your studies that will make your CV stand out. 
  • Develop skills sought by employers, such as communication, teamwork, public speaking, independent working, networking, and flexibility. 
  • Connect with employers through promotion and participation in careers events.  
  • Take part in three dedicated professional development sessions for Careers Ambassadors. 
  • Achieve a certificate of completion. 
  • Get a free Careers Ambassador hoodie and welcome package. 

Is this for you?  

  • Are you in second year or above? 
  • Do you have good communication skills and a willingness to make new contacts? 
  • Are you organised? 
  • Would you like to increase your confidence in public speaking? 
  • Do you have enthusiasm for increasing student awareness of the Careers Service? 
  • Do you have an interest and proficiency in using social media? 
  • If you are innovative and like to come up with new ideas 

 How to apply...

Submit a two-page CV and apply below by 4pm on Friday, 25th September 2020.  Applications now closed. 

Shortlisting will apply and a brief virtual interview will follow. 

 

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