My typical day as an office assistant consisted of sorting mail for the departmental staff, making copies for staff and/or students, typing documents for the Administrative Assistant, and possibly delivering documents to other university offices.
While in this position, I learned how to multi-task and how to work around interruptions. I learned that – more... although I may be working on a task, it was important to stop and help staff and students who came in needing assistance, then return to my own task.
The most enjoyable part of this job was the variety of tasks that I had to complete. Also the ability to work while attending school was very appreciated. This was possible through the flexible hours, and the recognition by management that academics were a priority. – less