Become a Digital Ambassador for QUT

Want to create great digital content and skill up for a future-focused career? Apply to become a QUT Digital Ambassador!

We’re looking for a few QUT students with outstanding writing, video-making, graphic design, presenting and/or photography skills. Your job will be to create student-focused content for QUT’s social media accounts – Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat and YouTube.

The Digital Ambassador role is a paid position, with pay based on the style and format of content you create. We expect that you will be contribute content regularly (with a minimum of 6 hours of work per month).

Real world experience while you study

  • Create content for digital mediums, including visual, written, and video formats.
  • Develop your digital literacy skills by creating content that meets both social media best practice standards and QUT’s strategic goals.
  • Tell real stories about university life.

How to apply

Submit a written application, outlining why you would like to become a Digital Ambassador, and tell us why you’d be suitable for the role. Please let us know what course you’re studying and what year of study you’re in.

You’ll also need to submit an example of creative work that describes how you transitioned into uni life (whether you went in straight after high school, took a gap year, worked before studying at QUT etc.). Your creative work can be one of the following:

  • a series of four Instagram posts (images and/or videos) with captions
  • a short video, no longer than 30 seconds

If you already have or contribute to public social media accounts, please provide links to your posts. The content does not need to be relevant to your role as a Digital Ambassador, but should be appropriate to share with a prospective employer.

If you’re keen to join our team submit your application to media@qut.edu.au by 5pm Friday, 11 May.

Übercamp 2016

QUT’s Übercamp took place on 7 – 8 September at Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast and was attended by twenty-six of QUT’s brightest students and early-career researchers. Participants were guided on how to set and refine their entrepreneurial ideas and present a 90-second “elevator pitch” to a panel of expert judges and potential investors.

Here’s a glimpse of how it unfolded from our guest blogger Michael Trotter: Read more

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How to make friends at uni

Happy Friendship Day! Our student bloggers share their tips for making new friends at uni, and how they met their best bud while studying at QUT!


AnaAna

Student blogger Ana says her first day at uni and her first Instagram post from QUT were exclusively about her eagerness to make friends with anyone after coming from a very lonesome life all the way in the outback. Ana asks, “Are you making friends at uni?” By the way, she has never seen this particular friend again. #lostafriend #helpmefindhimplz #qutrealworld #qutlife

Ana's Friend


MaddieMaddie

Ever find yourself sitting alone in the library, studying away, and wondering where you can find a friend? Student blogger Maddie knows how you feel, but she found many of her friends through her BFA – Drama classes and QUT Clubs. So never fear! You can always find a study buddy if you look hard enough… and stop taking selfies in the library… #qutrealworld #qutstudent #studentlife #nationalfriendshipday

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RacquelRacquel

QUT Student Blogger Racquel would like you to meet one of her best buds, Holly. Holly and Racquel met in their Design and Creative Thinking class back in Semester One of 2014 and Holly was Racquel’s first friend she made at university. Since then the duo have torn up the netball court together, planned a holiday together and conquered New Zealand together. Embrace all the people you meet at university, Racquel did and she made a life friend by doing so! Happy Friendship Day!

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KelvinKelvin

The default topic when meeting someone at uni is generally, well, uni. But you already both have that in common, why not find out if your new friend has seen the latest Marvel movie or plays the same sport as you? I forged a bond with my uni buds over our shared love for house music and eating burgers. Skip the assessment talk and to get  to know your fellow students! #unibuds #youcanalwaystalkaboutassessmentlater

Kelvin


ImogenImogen

If you’re thinking of moving out of home to study at uni, shared accommodation around campus can be a great way to meet other students. Who knows, you might meet your very best pal, just like student blogger Imogen did! #HappyFriendshipDay #firstyearatuni

Imogen


Relax, it’s Stress Down Day!

Our students bloggers share how they stress down during the busy times of semester for #StressDownDay. Do you have any tips for keeping calm?


AnaAna

Student blogger Ana nails her #StressDownDay like a pro. All the LDI and College of Excellence workshops that she has attended during the semester taught her to harness stress. She says “Take a deep breath, identify your level of tension and think of the things you are in control of. Exactly! You are in control of your own emotions. Now, take a break from the stress and enjoy life for a second, it will calm you down.”

Ana - Stress Down Day


SeanSean

Student blogger Sean says, “Gettin’ down with stressin’ down doesn’t come any better in winter than a fluffy pair of socks and your favourite slippers … nobody can see them under your study desk too.” #slippersandsocksrocks #justbreathe

Sean Slippers and Socks


RacquelRacquel

Student blogger Racquel has given us her top two #StressDownDay tips for staying cool, calm and collected.

Student Blogger Racquel captured this shot of our Gardens Point campus after completing her last exam for the semester. It’s a reminder of all the hard work she put in during the semester, and how she made it through the busy times. There’s nothing better than being able to say “Goodbye assessment, hello holidays”!

Racquel

What’s the perfect cure for a stressed uni student who loves to travel? Mini road trips! Student blogger Racquel decided to bundle up her worries about exams, pack her camera in her car, top up the fuel tank and bring her Mum along for a mini road trip through Kilcoy, Mount Mee, Dayboro and surrounding areas.

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SaraSara

Student Blogger Sara finds that getting crafty is a fun way to de-stress. Your projects don’t have to be perfect, just as long as you’re having fun doing them! #stressless #hobby #craft

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AmandaAmanda

Student blogger Amanda dials down stress by getting active & heading outside. Exercise is good not just for physical health, but also for mental health. #reducestress #stress

Become a Digital Ambassador for QUT

If you’re a current QUT undergraduate student looking for a unique opportunity to share your university journey and the story of how you ended up at QUT, now is the time to apply to become a Digital Ambassador!

We’re looking for a few students from all study areas who enjoy photography, writing, drawing, interviewing, graphic design, filmmaking or blogging. You’ll be paid to create content that will be published on QUT’s social media accounts (such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube), as well as on our blogs Student Sharehouse and Student Life in Brisbane.

Share your university journey with others

This isn’t your typical casual job – ultimately you decide when you want to work, and how you fit it in with your other commitments. The Digital Ambassador role is a paid position, with pay based on the style and format of content you create. We expect that you will contribute content a couple of times a month.

We encourage creativity and are looking for photos, videos, drawings, infographics, blog posts, short clips, interviews, (or a combination of these) to show prospective students what uni life is like at QUT.

DA applications

How to apply

To apply for this position, you will need to submit a written application, outlining why you would like to become a Digital Ambassador, and express why you’d be suitable for the role. Please let us know if you are domestic or international student, what course you are studying, and what year of study you are in.

You’ll also need to submit an example of creative work that describes how you transitioned into uni life at QUT (whether you went in straight after high school, took a gap year, worked before studying at QUT etc.). Your creative work can be one of the following:

  • a blog post (200-300 words in length) with one original image included
  • a series of four Instagram posts (images and/or videos) with captions
  • a short video, no longer than 30 seconds

If you already have or contribute to public social media accounts (e.g. a blog, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube channel, etc), please provide links to your presences. The content does not need to be relevant to your role as a Digital Ambassador, but should be appropriate to share with a prospective employer.

If this sounds like something you’re interested in being a part of, submit your application to qut.socialmedia@qut.edu.au by close of business (5pm) on Friday, March 18.

Student Bloggers

Need some help getting started?

Check out our Instagram channel for visual content inspiration, or view our other blog posts for ideas. We’ve also included some of our most popular content from last year below:

Digital Ambassador Instagram content [An]

Digital Ambassador Instagram content [Sara]Digital Ambassador Instagram content [Maddie] Digital Ambassador Facebook content [An]

Digital Ambassador Facebook content [Sean]

Digital Ambassador Facebook content [Sara]