As a work study I became part of a team that helped students receive financial aid.
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Financial Aid Office – September 23, 2015
Everyday was a learning experience. There is Government rules, college rules, policies and protocols to follow. Confidentiality and data security were a priority. I processed hundreds of letters a day that were time sensitive.,Interacted with agencies and students. Helped students navigate the Federal websites and apply for loans. Archiving, rotating files, researching data, proofing existing information and filling in missing data. The hardest part of this job was when I had to tell students that their loans were not approved or they did not qualify for a program. I really enjoyed the hectic pace, preferring to be busy for my whole shift.
meeting and networking with people from an array of backgrounds.
Having the title work-study means low pay and no benefits.