Students Take On Campus Jobs

Amanda Koenig works in the English department in her spare time. Photo Credit / Audra Organetti
Amanda Koenig works in the English department in her spare time. Photo Credit / Audra Organetti

Amanda Koenig works in the English department in her spare time.
Photo Credit / Audra Organetti

BY DANIELLE ERTLE

SC Staff Writer

The expense of college has steadily risen over the last few years, enough so that some students have to work jobs, not only in the summer, but also during the school year as well to pay off these expenses.

At ESU, a number of jobs are available to students through Reibman Administration Building by Marilyn Galasso, the coordinator of student employment.

Some of the jobs available are orientation program leaders, resident advisors, desk work in the different departments, and disability services tutors and note takers.

A more thorough listing of student jobs on campus can be found on ESU’s website, along with all the information they need to apply for a position.

Daisy Hernandez, has worked at the English department as an office worker since January 2011.

When she asked how she came by her job, Daisy said, “I got the job by asking my advisor, Professor Broun, if he knew of any openings within the department. As luck would have it, they were still looking for one more office worker and I got the position.”

Her job consists of making copies for the professors in the office, decorating the bulletin boards, posting flyers about the department’s upcoming events, delivering correspondence to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and assisting Dawn Wolfe, the English department’s secretary.

Despite all these responsibilities, she mentions that she is more than happy to help students who need to find a professor’s office or other information.

Acquiring a job like this does seem to have its rewards: she has worked with a great staff, many of them being her professors, currently or in the past, allowing her to build a connection with them that’ll help her outside of school for future career options.

Speaking about the most rewarding aspect of her job, Daisy said, “I also have two co-workers who do the same thing I do, and we all get along.”

“One of my favorite things about this job is that I’ve been able to form new friendships with some wonderful people,” said Hernandez.

Paul Burke has worked at Lenape Hall since November 2012 as a desk receptionist. “It’s not usually busy work but sometimes I have a couple of tasks to do that help benefit the building like hanging flyers up.

“And yes, of course, I help students nearly every day. People always have questions,” he says about his job-related responsibilities.

Paul also guards Lenape Hall, making sure all students, including those that don’t live there, swipe their e-cards before going upstairs to the dorms.

If the visitor doesn’t have an e-card, then another form of ID is taken, along with a record of the time and date and the person’s name and phone number.

All of this takes place between two different shifts he works, one lasting two hours and another four hours, not to mention the 5-7 hour shift on the weekends, split between three different desk clerks.

When not helping students with questions and making sure they swipe their e-cards when entering Lenape Hall, he sits at the desk and uses his computer to do homework or read information on various topics.

Depending on a student’s impression of what these jobs entail and what they want to do, these jobs can help pay for college expenses and provide some rewards related to work experience after graduation.

Email Danielle at:

dertle@live.esu.edu

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