Jatalo Seeks Students for Ambassador Partner Program
Jatalo has the mission of reducing illiteracy by providing textbooks to children. To do this, they sell ethnically-inspired backpacks and bracelets.
For every bracelet sold, Jatalo donates a textbook to a child in need. For every backpack sold, Jatalo donates a year’s worth of textbooks.
To help in Jatalo’s mission, they are looking for representatives from colleges around the country. This position through their Ambassador Partner Program is a paid position based on commissions from sales.
The job is what you make it, and the main goal is to spread the word. The founder has occasional assignments, but in general you have lots of options including contacting local or school newspapers, tabling, speaking at meetings or whatever you feel is most effective for your campus.
Natasha Bhatia, a student at Columbia University who participates in this program, explains why she does it:
I definitely don’t want to go into sales anytime soon, but as I apply to my summer internships, it’s a really big boost to explain that you’ve been on the inside of an entrepreneurial venture. Jatalo’s a super dynamic company, and the team and the founder are always interested in new ideas. I’ve used Jatalo as a way to prove that I’m a leader, innovative, and creative within a business team, and, honestly, in such an intimate team, you can’t help but learn those qualities from others. Plus, it’s given me a chance to do things I’ve never thought to do. For example, I was a guest writer on a blog to promote Jatalo, and now, in addition to great experiences, I have a writing sample for future job applications.
Also, you’re not just working for some company - you’re making a difference in kids’ lives. It’s really cool to be able to go through all of the kids that are helped by what Jatalo does and know that you were the person that helped Suman Kumari get his books for class. You get the sense of working for a nonprofit (and interacting with many nonprofits who are interested in Jatalo’s mission) and doing good in the world while still learning about business.
If you want to learn more about this opportunity, see the formal job description on their website (link below) and contact Natasha Bhatia at firstname.lastname@example.org.