27 February 2019
So You’re Graduating Soon, What next?
For many students, graduation can feel like the pinnacle of everything they’ve been striving towards for the last few years.
While receiving your degree can and should be an accomplishment you celebrate, it can also lead to a fork in the road and uncertainty over which path to take next.
If you have been working as a brand ambassador during your student years, you’ll undoubtedly have built up skills, confidence and a portfolio of networking contacts which will stand you in good stead for the next exciting phase in your life. But that chapter doesn’t necessarily have to be a departure from your previous position, but rather than a development of it.
Taking the next step
Raptors who demonstrate an aptitude for representing brands in a university environment and are able to engage their fellow students are incredibly sought-after. It might seem like because your student days are ending, so too is your time working at Raptor… but that’s doesn’t necessarily need to be the case.
In fact, Raptor actively aims to retain ambassadors who have impressed and offer ongoing work at Raptor HQ. This provides an especially attractive option for anyone unsure of what to do next or where to employ their new-found skills and qualifications.
The advantages of continuing work as a Raptor
There are many reasons why it makes sense to maintain your position within the Raptor team. These include:
- Stability. The end to your studies can be both a huge relief and a daunting prospect, since your way of life for the last few years becomes subject to upheaval. Retaining your role as student ambassador can help keep some stability in your routine, as well as offering financial security at the same time.
- Longevity. Prospective employers are always impressed by a CV containing proof of your initiative and drive – and even more so if you’ve remained with a company for an extended period of time. Longevity in your role demonstrates your quality, loyalty and reliability, all of which are attractive qualities in any industry.
- Networking. If you’ve spent a substantial part of your university years building up contacts and forging useful relationships, it would be a shame to lose all of those upon your graduation. Staying on as a student ambassador can help to consolidate and expand your network, opening up more possibilities for future employment.
- While you were still engaged in attaining your degree, your role as a student ambassador could only ever have been a part-time one. Given that you clearly impressed in the position, you now have a chance to show what you can really do when your full attention is focused on the task at hand on a permanent, full-time basis.
- Stopgap solution. Even if you don’t want to pursue a career in business of marketing in the long run, a stopgap solution in a role with which you are familiar and comfortable can be infinitely preferable to other interim jobs in hospitality and retail.
Extend your relationship with Raptor
Are you a student ambassador nearing the end of your time at university? If you’ve enjoyed your role with us and would like to hear more about opportunities for continuing work within the company, drop us a line and we’ll be happy to discuss your options.
You never know – that university job you took on to provide you with some extra pocket money could well serve as the springboard for your future career.