The Business Bursary
The University of Alberta School of Business Consulting Group has awards available for the Digital Economy Program - Digital Service Squad project.
The project will involve collaborating with key stakeholders and business owners in communities within Alberta by providing hands-on assistance for small businesses with their adoption of technology, including the development and implementation of digital platforms that would help them market online and engage in eCommerce.
Students will take part in building a web presence for businesses through building websites, building brand awareness through the design of logos, building or improving social media presence, implementing eCommerce platforms, and conducting market research. Successful award recipients will gain experience in training businesses on digital tools, conducting market research, and building collaborative relationships.
DIGITAL SERVICE SQUAD CONSULTANT
The primary role of the DSS Consultant is to work one-on-one with small businesses and deliver the services offered by the program which includes on-boarding assistance, advisory services, activation and implementation services.
By providing hands-on assistance in the use of various online tools, the DSS Consultant will work with multiple businesses to achieve their individual goals and objectives for enhancing their digital presence.
*Hours Required: Minimum of 15 Hours per Week
Working one-on-one with business clients to analyze their online needs and implement any changes or activate essential business tools
Providing guidance, resources, and recommendations to businesses on how they can enhance and progress their digital profile
Managing the communication of multiple ongoing businesses at a time
Working collaboratively with other DSS Consultants and team members
Consistently reporting key metrics, outcomes, and other relevant data.
Must be a current University of Alberta student through Fall 2022 (or longer).
Ability to self-teach various digital skills
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building/relationship management skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Be familiar with digital technologies for small businesses (e.g. : website, social media, e-commerce, ads, SEO, etc)
*Accepting applications August 1-21, 2022