Posts Tagged ‘work’

Student Employment

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

One of the great things about the College of St. Scholastica is the opportunities for student employment on campus. As I look back over the past 6.5 years of time I spent through undergrad and grad school, I’ve held six student employment jobs. These jobs were essential in providing me with the ability to pay for books, food, gas, rent, etc. The jobs I held include student blogger, teaching assistant, statistics tutor, game management personnel, team laundry, and assistant baseball coach. Other opportunities for students include storm’s/green view dining room workers, library assistants, Help Desk staff, BWC staff, intramural referee, grounds/maintenance, admissions representative, tour guides, etc. The possibilities are endless and you need only do a bit of searching and ask. Every college student enjoys a bit of extra cash flow coming in and there is really nothing quite as convenient as on-campus employment. Not to mention the hours are pretty good and the department/employer is always understanding of student obligations. Another perk is being able to put these jobs on your resume. Be sure to look into what you can do to earn money during your time as a student at St. Scholastica.

Working on Break

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

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Day 5 of D.C.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Today with Upward Bound, aka the best on-campus summer job you could ever have, we saw the King and I! On our summer trips we often see a theatre show. This year, we saw The King and I at the Kennedy Center. We dressed up all fancy and watched a star-studded cast perform one a musical version of one of my favorite children’s movies. My summer job has wonderful perks and is intrinsically rewarding as well. As the trip is ending however, I just can’t help but feel a bit down.

Day 4 of D.C.

Monday, July 17th, 2017

As part of the Upward Bound program, we take students on college tours. So while we are on this trip, we have two college tours: Notre Dame and Georgetown. Today we toured Georgetown. Afterward, there was a very big dialogue on what each student hopes for in their ideal college. This included me bringing up a lot of the pros and cons of my own college choice. I remember being on my own summer trip as an Upward Bound student. We stayed in Duluth and toured UMD, UWS, and CSS. That’s actually how I discovered St. Scholastica was the right fit for me. I love my job because I can help students with their lives in a way that impacted me indefinitely as well.

Day 3 of D.C.

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Today with my job, we took students to the National Zoo. The National Zoo was kind of a bummer because most animals weren’t out yet. Some of the students were really disappointed. Helping students get a better perspective and shift their attitudes sometimes is a big part of the job.  I’m happy that things worked out eventually, but this is part of working in social situations, especially with students. Over time, Upward Bound has provided me with tons of experience with secondary students that I have been able to apply to my elementary teaching. Anyway, after the zoo, we got to tour Ford’s Theater and the African-American History Museum.