Name: Richard Corvera
Major: Computer Science
Position with ASI: Brand Ambassador (June 2022-Present)
Anticipated graduation: 2025
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for Associated Students Inc (ASI) as a Brand Ambassador? Or, maybe you don’t even know what a Brand Ambassador does here at Cal Poly Pomona (CPP). Well, what better way to find out than from a current Brand Ambassador!
Meet Richard Corvera, a Brand Ambassador who has been with ASI since June of this year. In this interview, he will tell us about his experience so far and how to apply if you are interested in becoming involved on campus.
Day to Day Responsibilities
- Can you explain what a day-to-day workday would look like?
I start my day off by checking the Monday board, which is the website we use here at CPP to schedule and approve the marketing and designs for ASI-related events. I look at our sheets and see if any of the marketing needs to be put up around campus. We use the Monday board to split up the work between Brand Ambassadors, so that everyone knows exactly what they are responsible for.
2.What are you responsible for as a Brand Ambassador?
As a Brand Ambassador, this job includes putting up the marketing around campus. Any of the posters or screens on the T.V. ‘s in the Bronco Student Center (BSC) are changed by us. Another big part of being a Brand Ambassador is tabling, which is what we do during U-Hour. If you ever pass by the BSC from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and see people passing out ASI merch, that’s us. If you were here during freshman orientation, you may have had the chance to take a tour of the BSC. As Brand Ambassadors, we are the people who give the tours to new students and answer any questions you may have.
3. What is your favorite activity as a BA?
One of my personal favorite activities we do as a Brand Ambassador is giving the tours of the Bronco Student Center during the summer orientation. I enjoy speaking to new students, and as a current CPP student, I can offer them pieces of advice I wish someone would have given me coming into CPP my first year. I like leading groups of people because I never got that guidance when I was a freshman. Despite having anxiety, I get a thrill out of public speaking.
4. How did you find out about this position?
I found out about this position through the ASICPP Instagram. One day I was scrolling on my feed, and saw the ad for Brand Ambassador. I was immediately interested and read the description for the role before applying.
5. How long do your shifts usually last?
My shifts usually last between three to five hours normally. If you are a current full-time student at CPP, ASI allows you to work 20 hours a week, with a minimum of 10 hours a week. During breaks, students can work up to 29 hours. There is also the option to work virtually for some positions.
6. When do you have to be on Campus?
As a Brand Ambassador, we are required to be on campus during U-Hour, summer orientation, and other scheduled events, but other days, we have the opportunity to work virtually. I enjoy that this job offers a flexible work schedule, especially as a full-time student taking four classes.
7. How long does it take you to put up the marketing around campus?
Depending on who’s in the office, and what type of marketing we’re doing, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to two hours. The digital marketing for example is all done on the computer and can be done very fast, compared to billboard marketing which requires us to walk all across campus and can be time consuming.
8. How would you describe your experience so far?
My experience working at ASI is like a movie and each day is a different scene. I love the dynamic and fast-moving environment, along with making connections within my department.
How to get involved/apply
9. Any advice for prospecting candidates?
My advice for prospecting candidates is to get out of your comfort zone, be willing to try new things, while carrying yourself with confidence and enthusiasm.
10. If someone is interested in learning more about this role, what are the steps they can take in applying?
Visit our website at asi.cpp.edu/hr, and be ready to upload the necessary documents to apply.
If you or someone you know would be perfect for this position, make sure they apply ASAP! Be sure to follow @ASICPP on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to stay up to date on current events and other job openings!