Kayla Green—Something a lot of students wonder about when they come to college is the job opportunities. Since it may be hard to travel off-campus to work, especially freshman year, it’s a great idea to try to get a job on campus. The options are endless, but I’m going to focus in on the job I do here on campus.
I work for Student Union & Activities. There are a lot of parts of this department, such as student organizations, Greek life, campus programming, Union programming team, and the marketing team, which is what I’m a part of.
Myself and my friend make up the marketing team, and we have a range of responsibilities. We are in charge of making flyers for different events the Union is putting on, updating all the Union’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and helping create logos, bulletin boards, and various other things for the department as needed (including the photo above! That is the cover photo for the Union’s Facebook and Twitter).
When I got this job, it was my choice which hours I wanted to work. I work 8 hours per week, but I got to choose where they fell. I decided to do Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-3 and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30. This gives me Fridays off to keep room for the other things I’m involved in. I love the flexibility of this job and getting to tailor my hours to my schedule.
Each Monday at 12:30, we meet with our boss and the graduate assistant in the office and discuss what needs to be done for the week. This is a good way to get everyone on the same page. We also talk about our successes from last week, and what we need to work on. We then break off and get to work.
Some of the projects I’ve gotten to do include helping create flyers for the Brockport involvement in the Rochester Polar Plunge, a t-shirt logo for Homecoming, and brand new layouts for the bulletin boards in the hallways of the Union. I love this job, and since my minor is graphic design, it’s directly related to what I’m learning in class.
My job just proves that work can be fun, especially when you’re working with people you know on campus or, in my case, even your friends!