Student Assistant - Positive Student View
Student Assistant (Current Employee) – Stony Brook, NY – January 14, 2018
As a student assistant, we get to select which hours we work through the entire week. Each day at the job, we look out for other students, prepare for events (ranging from small clubs of 10 members to school size events filling up an entire auditorium), and working with others to prepare for such events.
I learned the value of commitment, as many of these events could not occur without our help. Additionally, we learned to work with each other to help the job done and fast.
Management was really friendly. They gave us training on the first day and afterwards, prepared us for more specific training for our centers. If there was anything we needed, we could give them a call to clarify our issues.
The workplace culture was really relaxing. When we were not prepping for events, we were allowed to do homework, so that is a major plus.
I found the hardest part of the job was last minute changes by club coordinators. If they email us a change a couple of hours before the event, we may not see it in time and have already prepared the previously agreed upon setup. Other times, the club coordinators do not respond at all, so it is hard to communicate.
On the other hand, the most enjoyable part of the job was after setting up for the events, we get to see and occasionally partake in huge events that we set up for.