Pros: free lunches, free leadership retreats
Cons: temporary job, pay was a scholarship
My position required me to be at work by 7:30 am on Wednesdays and Fridays. Between that time we would set up for sound check for a chapel service. We had to ensure that everything was set up properly and that the sound and microphones were functioning properly. Once that was done I would leave for my 9 am class. After class was over I would return to work and would begin to set up the scanners so that students could receive credit for attending chapel. Once the scanners were set up I would greet the students that would enter and I would scan them in. Once it turned 10:20 am I closed down all the computer and the scanners until chapel was over. At 10:50 am when chapel was over, I returned all the computers to the storage room and would also dismantle all the speakers, wires, music instruments, and video cameras that were set up by other students. Mondays was different from Wednesdays and Fridays in which other students and myself would get together to critique the chapels from the previous weeks and we would also have a bible study. I learned a lot from this job because it allowed me to build connections with pastors and christian leaders within Fresno the community. It has also helped me to embrace my faith and to lead using my faith. Management was great and they showed interest in their workers and would be supportive of us as students. The hardest part of the job was having to lead a bible study, especially since It was new to me and always having to place our own desires aside to help other students. The most enjoyable part of this job was growing in my faith and using it to build new relationships with people of various backgrounds.