DMU students enhance their employability opportunities

Simran's photoBy Simran Gill

Opportunities are available to De Montfort University (DMU) students to strive for success when being a Student Ambassador or a Course Representative.

The university offers these voluntary and paid opportunities to students whilst studying.

The Brand Ambassador position is there to help fellow students with issues regarding their courses or helping to make any changes to the university. It is a marketing position that allows students to promote DMU.

Vaishali Rasiklal, Brand Ambassador and Course Representative for International Business and Marketing, said: “Being a Brand Ambassador, I take part in tasks, help during open days, organising letters and prospectuses and help during photo shoots.”

This gives students the chance to communicate with people of different ages, working with colleagues and making new friends.

Vaishali added: “The position is really flexible, each task is different and the pay, at £7.85 per hour, is good.”

Vaishali declared: “I’ve gained team-working skills, decision-making skills and improved my co-operative skills. These skills have helped me with my university work, and will reflect in my future career.”

The Course Representative position is similar to a student council, with students from each course and different faculties working together to make student life better.

Vaishali said: “I like how we can make decisions in order to improve student life, for example moving deadlines for certain modules and assignments.”

This is a voluntary position, helping to improve yourself as a person and other students’ lives.

Vaishali stated: “The difference between both positions is that Brand Ambassador is working with potential students, whilst Course Representative is working with current students.”

This is a really good opportunity for students to improve their confidence and people skills, as well as getting the desired experience for future jobs.

For further information about being a Course Representative visit: https://www.demontfortstudents.com/getinvolved/reps/ and for more information about being a Brand Ambassador visit: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/dmu-students/your-dmu-experience/how-to-become-a-student-ambassador/how-to-become-a-student-ambassador.aspx

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