A great opportunity for college students to gain administrative experience
Office Assistant-Work Study (Current Employee) – Edison, NJ – March 17, 2016
A typical day at the financial aid office consists of helping students both over the phone and in person. I was also assigned projects by directors and administrators of other departments as well as my own. As a work study I benefited very much from being able to view things from a student's perspective, as well as a staff member's perspective. I learned many valuable office and customer service skills which I believe will be important assets for me in the future. I became very close with my fellow work studies, however, after a while I realized that some members of the management staff in the office were not as efficient and helpful as they could be. The hardest part of the job for me was learning to focus less on every tiny detail when I should be paying more attention to the big picture when it came to projects that were assigned to me, as well as helping students with all of their financial aid questions, concerns and needs. The most enjoyable part of the job was, of course, helping students; there is no greater feeling in the world than being told how kind and helpful you are as a worker.
Convenient location and flexible work hours that catered to my busy class schedule
Not enough hours available for me to work