As a college student, you may be looking for an ideal part-time job to pursue while completing your studies. You might not have too much extra time for a job but just enough time where you can earn some money or compensation while still putting your primary focus on your studies. A potential job idea for college students is to become a campus rep.

So, what does being a campus rep mean? What types of job duties do you perform as a campus rep? How do you work with a company from your university campus? What type of compensation will you receive as a campus brand ambassador? All these questions and more will be answered in the content below!


What Does Being a Campus Rep Mean?

When you take on the title of campus rep, you’ll be representing the brand you work for in your campus ambassador role. You will be the on-campus representative for this company. Your peers will be able to come to you with questions and learn more about the company you do work for as a campus brand ambassador. When a company hires you as a campus rep, you’ll handle many duties on behalf of the company with a main goal of gaining more customers, and ultimately sales, for the business. In return, you’ll be paid and/or provided with free products and services from the company. 


What Types of Job Duties Do Campus Reps Perform?

Campus reps perform a wide array of job duties in this role. From being an in-person representative of the company to handling social media duties, there are a lot of job roles campus reps fulfill. The types of jobs these brand ambassadors handle depend on the company’s needs. Although the primary goal is usually to increase sales of products and services through a presence on campus, the individual jobs often vary.

Here are some general duties campus reps are often tasked with by the company: 

  • Social media posting: Social media is a large part of marketing for companies. A campus rep may handle some or all of the social media duties for the business.
  • In person campus events: The benefit of having campus reps is so the company has a presence on campus and can host in-person events. These events could relate to a new product launch or explaining a service of the company and showing how it benefits college students.
  • Handing out free items on behalf of the company: Free products are usually welcome items and campus representatives can be in charge of handing out free brand products on campus.
  • Wearing brand clothing or using company products/services: The company marketing team may just want the campus brand ambassador to wear or use their products on campus.
  • Talking about the company and its products and services: Brand ambassadors on campus can help out the company by simply talking about the business’s products and services with other college students.


What Types of Companies Hire Campus Brand Ambassadors?

Many companies use brand ambassadors to advertise their products and services on university campuses. From technology companies to clothing brands, campus reps are used by all different types of companies. If you want to become a brand ambassador and you have a favorite niche, you can see what companies in that industry are looking for brand ambassadors on your campus. Not only will you be interested in your job role as a brand ambassador on campus but you’ll also likely know what you’re talking about when marketing the brand.


Are You Right for This Job Role?

You might be interested in applying to be a campus brand ambassador, but unsure if you have what it takes to be a good campus rep. When you consider being a campus rep, see if you have the following qualities:

  • Outgoing personality: If you have an outgoing personality and you love meeting new people, being a campus rep may be an ideal job for you.
  • Social media savvy: Most companies use social media in their marketing campaigns. Therefore, if you are social media savvy, a brand ambassador job role may be in your future.
  • Know a lot of people on campus: Campus reps who know a lot of people will find their job is easy to do as they already have a good target audience to go to for marketing the brand.
  • Not afraid to go outside your comfort zone: As a campus rep, you may have to learn new jobs and, therefore, not be afraid to go outside your comfort zone every once in a while.
  • Eager to learn new marketing techniques: There are many marketing strategies companies use to advertise their brand. With this in mind, you may need to learn new marketing techniques and be okay with doing so. 
  • Willing to promote the brand: Most importantly, as a campus rep you have to promote the brand and be willing to do so. 


How Do You Start Being a Campus Rep?

Do you think being a campus rep is right for you? If so, Campus Commandos can help! Contact the Campus Commandos team to sign up to be a campus brand ambassador at your college or university.


Who is Campus Commandos?

Our college marketing agency functions to serve two purposes; to provide opportunity for college students, and to market products and services on behalf of brands to students on college campuses and universities across the United States. Contact us to learn more.