Great work environment with no chance of advancement as a student.
Pros: great management and good hours.
Cons: no advancement or pay raises.
A typical day at work varied. As a resident assistant, I would sit in the lobby during lobby hours and assist students as needed. In Housing, I filed paperwork, made repairs to dorm items such as vacuum cleaners, and moved furniture as needed. With the School of Languages and Literature, I graded any assignments that professors gave me, assisted professors in any way possible, and ran school related errands for them. With the recreation team, I traveled to different camps and had played various games with students. As a part of the summer work crew, I helped with upkeep of the university in ways such as mowing, picking up trash, and other landscape related activities. I learned quite a bit. I learned how to best handle a variety of situations. The management was fantastic. Everything was delegated fairly and the instructions were almost always clear. Overall, my co-workers were pretty great to work with. There were a few here and there that made work a little difficult but nothing that was too extreme. The hardest part was knowing that regardless of how well you did your job, there was no chance for advancement or pay raise in most of these positions. The most enjoyable part was making connections and working for a great university.