Student Opportunity Engagement Agent
The Student Opportunity Division (which is made up of staff working in the areas of careers, academic skills development, work experience and internships, volunteering, study abroad and Welcome Week) is looking for students to work with them.
Become a Student Opportunity Engagement Agent and help us to raise awareness amongst your fellow students about the fantastic employability related opportunities, events and resources available at Warwick. You’ll provide a point of contact between your Faculty of study and us, support events and gather feedback on our activities and services. Connect and share experiences with other students through blogs and videos, developing your marketing and communication skills. There will also be a chance to get involved in additional paid opportunities with projects focussed on marketing, communication and engagement. There may also be an opportunity to become involved in Faculty-focused activities. You will have opportunities to work together as a group as well as individually.
Main Duties (3 hours a week in total – majority in terms 1 & 2 and some in term 3)
- To keep informed about, and promote, Student Opportunity events, services and resources relevant to your Faculty to improve awareness of employability options, internships, campus opportunities, and further study.
- To positively market Student Opportunity through lecture shout-outs and social media posts to increase awareness and attendance.
- To provide a point of contact between your Faculty and Student Opportunity to effectively share information and identify/feedback any potential for new resources for your Faculty.
- Creating 1 or more engaging blog(s) for careersblog.warwick.ac.uk, create 1 or more videos for our YouTube channel.
Through individual contribution or participating in working groups on Student Opportunity projects:
- Attend meetings/focus groups to provide insight, opinion and points of view on marketing, website copy etc.
- Filming/writing additional blogs, vlogs and other content.
- Reviewing existing website/published content and systems to identify the potential for improvements.
- Testing new products/resources prior to release.
- Researching and sourcing information from the student population to inform new initiatives, including gathering student feedback.
- Assist in developing creative strategies for communicating to students and developing communication plans to coordinate across different areas of the University.
- You will also be able to suggest ideas for projects if you wish to do so.
- To attend an Induction session in at the beginning of the academic year. This could be online.
- To keep in touch with the Team Manager and respond promptly to emails.
- To attend a Final Evaluation session in May 2022.
- Enthusiasm for engaging your peers in careers and employability related activities in creative ways.
- Communication and listening skills to gather feedback from peers and present back to staff.
- Effective organisational skills so that you are able to manage the commitment efficiently.
- Proactive working attitude, ability to work independently as well as in a team.
- Ability to self-motivate and self-manage.
- An interest in digital communications, promotion and social media.
- An interest in researching and exploring careers-related opportunities and employers which relate to your faculty (Arts, Science, or Social Sciences).