Student Brand Ambassador Jobs: How To Manage Your Time
One of the best ways to support your studies and become a more independent person is to apply for part-time student brand ambassador jobs. This will also give you lots of training in the real world, instead of merely relying on concepts or theories from textbooks. While learning academic theory is great, nothing beats the power of real life work experience, plus you’ll be earning some good income on the side as well.
The toughest challenge of working as a student brand ambassador is managing the time. We all know that school (especially college) can be very stressful and demanding on one’s time. There are exams, research to be done, school activities, and papers to be submitted. Here’s how to manage your work and study time efficiently:
Negotiate a flexible schedule
There are companies out there who hire brand ambassadors on a flexible schedule, as opposed to those who require their promo staff to work on a fixed shift. When considering your pending job offers (assuming you have applied to several promising roles), you have to carefully choose a company that gives you more flexibility when it comes to time. You have lots of time in the future to be in a 9-5 job shift, so for now focus on companies that will understand your commitment to your studies and who will negotiate flexible hours.
Start with one-off promotions or campaigns
Some companies only hire brand ambassadors for one-time events or promotional campaigns, and then on an “as needed” basis from that point on. You have to make an effort to seek out these freelance job openings because they are the ones which are fit for your situation as a working student. This is also a good start for you to get your feet wet in the promo industry. When you get hired on an “as needed” basis, you are in control of your time and can respectfully decline project offers in the future if the schedule is in conflict with your schooling.
Have a regular sleep pattern
Some people think that just because they are busy, they should be sleeping only 4 to 5 hours per night or less. That simply shouldn’t be the case. The busier you get, the more you should make an effort to get proper sleep. Staying up late either to work on a brand ambassador related task (work life) or cramming to finish a school paper (school life) will cause you to become unproductive the next day. This will lead to a cycle of fatigue, stress and low performance. Eventually, the toll on your health will be too much, and will come to a point when you need to give up one of your main priorities. The question is, which one will you quit, your job or your studies? It doesn’t need to come to this point if you manage your time well.
Studying and working at the same time is tough. But if you do choose this path, you are giving yourself a chance to get some free training on time management – a vital skill that you need in your future career. Just always remember to balance your priorities and plan ahead all the time. Also, don’t forget to take a break and relax every now and then.