Who are our ambassadors?
Jamie-Leigh has been an Ambassador while doing her MSc in Sport and Exercise Psychology. She previously did her BSc in Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough.
The open days serve as a nice time to reflect and reminisce upon our time here. Loughborough is such an impressive campus, so the campus tours really speak for themselves and the rest of the day we are given the opportunity to answer questions people have about the university.
I wanted to display what Loughborough has to offer to potential students, parents and the community at large and try to reduce any of the nerves/pre-arrival anxieties I know that I experienced prior to moving to university.
My skills development:
- Interpersonal/speaking skills: my confidence in interacting with other individuals has really increased through the opportunity to conduct campus tours and talks with potential students and their parents, as well as offering advice via the phone for the telephone campaign. It has helped me with my academic presentations as well.
- Commitment/reliability: having this job has made me realise that when working, it is important to shape or schedule your days around when you are expected to be in work.
- Customer awareness/service: This is a very important life skill. The more we work with other people, especially when trying to emphasise how great this university it is, the more we become aware of tailoring the way you approach and interact with prospective students and parents, in a way that suits their needs.
It does not really feel like a job when you get to interact and learn from people all the way through your shifts. This job has been very easy to be committed to. If you are passionate about this University this really isn't a "job" it's just an opportunity to get paid to talk about something you love.