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
Govenor's Fitness Center (Former Employee), Receptionist – November 8, 2011
The environment is friendly and laid back. The pay was low but most of the people working were under work study. Management was usually unavailable during the weekends but most of the time you never needed them.