Since my sophomore year in college I’ve been blessed with jobs on-campus and let me tell you they are the best types of jobs to have as a full-time student. I’ve worked in various departments on-campus throughout the last 3 and a half years. My first job was non-work-study in the Admissions and Outreach Department as a University Ambassador. It was a great job where I got the opportunity to learn so much about our beautiful campus. I was able to give campus tours and do early outreach events such as college fairs. This job helped me tremendously with my public speaking skills. Months after receiving that job, I was offered work-study and got hired in the Teacher Education Department. This was beneficial because I got office experience within my field. I got to meet all the credential teachers and build a connection with them. Everyone was so nice and sweet since I was the only student assistant.
Finally, this past November, I decided to move on and take on a new job at the President’s Office. Its been a good change. I am learning different aspects of office work. I truly enjoy the working environment which makes me look forward to go to work.
Overall, if you get a chance to get an on-campus job, get it! There is many benefits, below are my top 3:
- Flexibility: All the supervisors I’ve had have been flexible with my school schedule. They understand I am a student and if I need to take time to study or finish something they’ll understand. If something comes up and I can’t come in the next day they are completely understanding.
- Weekends/ Holidays: You get weekends off since it goes by the school calendar unlike working outside campus where weekends might be the time you work the most.
- Networking: It helps you meet people from various walks of life who can guide you. You meet so many different professors and/or staff that can be you mentor and be willing to write you a recommendation letter.