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A Hoot-Tastic Opportunity

HootCampusThis week’s FAQ post is being put on hold in order to highlight an amazing initiative from HootSuite. For those of you who may not be familiar, HootSuite is a powerful social media tool, and as a company has many other programs and departments that aim to help students and professionals develop their social media knowledge and skills. One such program is their HootSuite Campus Ambassador Program, which works with university students around the world to gain experience in various roles. I am excited to announce that I have been asked to join the program as the first HootSuite Campus Ambassador Program Mentor!

What exactly is the HootSuite Campus Ambassador Program?

“The HootSuite Campus Ambassador program helps students connect with each other, lead the social media space at their school and community and represent HootSuite on campus, while gaining valuable career experience.” Students can apply online to become an Ambassador for their school, and then will be assigned one of four Ambassador roles:

  1. HootUp Star – Responsible for hosting HootUps, which are ultimately HootSuite inspired TweetUps, on and around campus, and reporting/sharing the results.
  2. Content Writer – Works to compose blog posts to be featured on HootSuite’s blog HootSource, helps curate content for HootCampus’ social media channels, and interviews others about their HootSuite experiences.
  3. The Moderator – Helps come up with topics for Hangouts and Twitter chats, and collaborates with Liaisons to bring in special guests.
  4. Trusty Liaison – Network and talk to students, professors/instructors, professionals and invite them to HootUps, Hangouts, and chats.

Each Ambassador is encouraged to be creative and bring their own flair to their role. Ambassadors are also given 3 months access to HootSuite University in which they can earn their HootSuite Professional Certification.

What will I do as a mentor for HootCampus?

As a mentor to the HootSuite Campus Ambassadors, I will provide help and advice for the Ambassadors in their respective roles, participate in Hangouts, chats, and HootUps, and work to spread the word about the program and recruit new Campus Ambassadors. Here are some of the ideas I have as a mentor:

  • Utilize Google Hangouts and Twitter Chats to connect with the Campus Ambassadors and answer questions
  • Brainstorm ideas to help the Ambassadors expand and develop their roles and projects
  • Introduce Campus Ambassadors to other social media professionals for chats or mock interviews

How can you get involved?

If you’re a student, consider applying to be a HootSuite Campus Ambassador! This is a perfect way to edge your way into the world of social media, network, and add valuable experience to your resume. And anyone can participate in #HSUChats and network with others on Twitter, as well as get their HootSuite Certification through HootSuite University. Overall, it’s a hoot-tastic opportunity and I’m honored to be a part of it!

Questions or comments? Post them below!

13 thoughts on “A Hoot-Tastic Opportunity

  1. Thank you so much for the post, Kayla. We’re so happy to have you as a Mentor for the program and couldn’t thank you enough for your enthusiasm and willingness to help our Campus Ambassadors to excel in their roles.

  2. Congratulations on paving the way and becoming the first mentor in the program! I’m sure you have a lot of knowledge to impart onto the upcoming social media superstars. I think this program will be a great way to get students thinking of social media in the professional sense and not just personal…and what better way than with HootSuite. Thanks for sharing this Kayla!

  3. Congratulations as the first Program Mentor! This is a great post that really highlights the key points of HootSuite’s CA program and as a CA, I am personally stoked to have you on board.

    Additionally, outlining your role & ideas gives us all the insight needed to collaborate on an idea/project that can harness each individual strengths.

    Basically this boils down to two words: EPIC.WIN.

  4. Thanks for joining us the other day!

    It was great meeting you at the content creators meeting. I’d be very interested in chatting about blog creation as I feel it’s one area I need to focus on, more. With college pulling me a million different directions I find it hard to get a blog post in writing.

    You can check out my blog out at http://www.kyledempster.com and let me know what you think! 🙂

    • Hi Kyle, I’m glad to have met you too! I think you’re off to a great start with your blog, and I like your HootSuite CA journal, I think that’s a great idea!

      I’m going to tweet you some resources to explore for blogging tips, and I’d also be happy to answer specific questions via email or in the G+ community!

  5. I’m glad to meet you, Kayla. Congratulations as the first Campus Ambassador Mentor!
    This post is very informative and useful, especially for university student who don’t yet know the program. I will be happy to share it. Thank you for advising me in #hsuchat earlier 🙂

  6. Pingback: 5 Ways to Get More Experience in Social Media | SocialMediaForStudents.com

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