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Sophie

B. Science and Law, Sydney Uni

Current Job:

Legal Internship at the Cancer Council NSW

What skills did you learn on the job?

I learnt how to liaise with Commbank’s staff, demonstrating reliability and punctuality throughout the campaign. These are all transferrable skills that I believe helped me attain the positions at Cancer Council.

Top tips for future SMA ambassadors?
  1. Know the brand really well.
  2. Be excited about the campaign and actually enjoy it.
  3. Accept that a lot of students simply like freebies and may not be interested in the brand at all - it is about gaining their interest after the initial allure of freebies.
Saad

B. Combined Law & Business, UTS

Current Job:

Paralegal at Henry Davis York

What motivated you to apply?

I thought it was a really great opportunity to build on my "soft" skills (i.e. teamwork, communication, interpersonal skills etc.) as well as my business skills. Having participated in several job interviews now, I've come to realise just how much these skills are appreciated by prospective employers.

Top tips for future SMA ambassadors?

Just be yourself. I know it's cliché but compared to other jobs where people tend to be a more reserved version of themselves, this is a role/company where your personality and creativity is definitely valued so be sure to let that shine through!

Laurie

B. Commerce, Sydney Uni

Current Job:

Assurance Vacationer at Ernst and Young

What motivated you to apply?

I applied for the campaign ambassador role because I remember how jealous I was of the people at O-week who were basically getting paid to have fun.

What skills did you learn while working on campus?

Taking on this role really allowed me to enhance my communication, project management and teamwork skills throughout the campaign - something which I am now able to articulate with ease in interviews. It is stories and experiences like this that have allowed me to set myself apart and successfully secure employment in different roles, which is why I encourage anyone interested to go for it.

Kristina

B. Media, UNSW

Current Job:

Digital Brand Strategy Manager at Newscorp

What skills did you learn?

I was able to work with my team mates and CommBank employees to develop a marketing and PR strategy to bring the campaign to life on-ground at UNSW O-Week. I made lifelong friends and most importantly got paid to have fun and gain real-world experience which set me up for the amazing job I have now.

Top tips for future ambassadors?

Take advantage of the opportunity and bring your passion and enthusiasm to the role. By being open to the resources available to you, you learn team work, strategy, leadership and stakeholder management- skills which you will apply in any job you'll have after university.

Lawrence

B. Commerce, UNSW

Current Jo

Brand and Communications Coordinator at Camp Quality

What campaign did you run, and what did you enjoy the most?

I was on the Lost on Campus campaign, and that spoke to me because the service seemed genuinely useful. I mean an app that showed where microwaves around uni were??? That's incredibly essential. As a brand ambassador I was given licence to be unbridled in how I got people's attention - talking to strangers, jumping in to random events at uni and walking around with a giant panda. It was genuine fun.

Andrew

B. Applied Finance & Commerce, Macquarie Uni

Current Job:

Consultant for Capgemini

What motivated you to apply?

I knew my degree was not going to be enough to differentiate myself in today's competitive graduate market...and so I applied at SMA. I was given the opportunity to work on a campaign for CommBank with an amazing team.

What skills did you learn?

Working as an Ambassador for SMA was an enjoyable & invaluable opportunity as we were given a number of responsibilities ranging from project planning to liaising with various stakeholders. Collaborating as a team for the campaign enhanced a number of transparent skills such as communication, stakeholder management, leadership and teamwork which soon landed my next job at IAG whilst studying.

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