Intervarsity at Buffalo Chapter President (Former Employee), University at Buffalo – September 15, 2013
Pros: excellent peers, terrific national support
I had a blessed experience serving as the chapter President for Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at Buffalo. Though the semester was very eventful, it was also full of tremendous learning experiences. Leading a chapter in spiritual growth and positive community building was a challenge but also a deeply satisfying endeavor.
Friendly work place that allowed direct contact with customers and patrons.
CIT Public Sites Consultant (Former Employee), Amherst, NY – June 19, 2013
Pros: relaxed work place
Cons: low working hours
The typical day at work would consist of a simple 4 hour shift. I would help patrons with their print outs and technical computer problems. There were 4 public computing cites which were managed by at least two co-workers at all times. Each of my co-workers would have the same capabilities and responsibilities. The hardest part of the job was when work – more... was slow. I would be waiting for questions or problems to come up. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to help each parton with any problem. It gave me a sense of belonging to the community. – less
Senator/ Finance Committee (Former Employee), Buffalo, NY – November 29, 2012
This job was basically to determine the budget for the undergraduate students, and determine where the money that every attending student pays to the Student Association will be spent. There were bi-weekly meetings to determine the upcoming bi-weekly spending and account the previous bi-weekly spending's.
This job was crucial in helping me understand – more... how to work with large groups of people, and allocate large sums of money from one branch to another through reasoning members of student association to only think in a set way. This was also the hardest part of the job, each member had different clubs and organizations that were responsible for their votes, and thus they had obligations to increase the semester budget to say 15k-20k, but which meant shortening other clubs that others were reliable to. It was a great task and learning experience to be able to get everyone thinking in unison.
I learned to manage effectively, became leader of 11 other senators that were elected. Became the member of the finance committee, which further my involvement in our monetary system that was set up. Updated the system that was previously set up. And I found what I wanted to do in life was to sell and trade, and found biology which i always liked was not what i wanted to do. – less