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Grand Valley State University

Sign Assistant

May 2018 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I love working on campus. The location is amazing and the students I work with are some of my best friends now.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had a few more days off to enjoy summer activities.

Advice

On campus jobs are great because they work with your schedule and you do not have to drive to get to work!
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Orientation Assistant

May - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Working with incoming students, getting to eat with them, sharing my own experiences, and my supervisors were awesome.

What I wish was different

Not much. Maybe some more lunch options!

Advice

Be prepared to work with students that don't know what they want to do yet. Have options available and always know the answers to their questions.
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Orientation Assistant

May - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Great group of people to have as co-workers. Every day was different as we welcomed new students to the campus.

What I wish was different

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Vice President Student Assistant

September 2018 - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

This position was a lot of work and always keeps you on your toes but definitely prepares you for the real world. If you take this job be willing to work the maximum amount of hours allowed and have a high level of patience.
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student auditor

May 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

The work environment is very welcoming. All of the people who work in the registrar's office are extremely nice and agreeable.

What I wish was different

It would have been nice to have more student workers in the office, however I understand that it is harder to get student workers in the summer.

Advice

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Orientation assistant

May - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I really like the job as a whole, getting to work with students who were new to college.

What I wish was different

The days got a little repetitive and some people were difficult to work with.

Advice

Be willing to step out of your comfort zone, and do something that you are not used to.
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Research assistant

May 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I loved it all because it was so hands on and not a lot of universities give you an opportunity to be so hands on like GVSU does.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I enjoyed every minute of it.

Advice

Be prepared to put in a lot of hard work but that is how you get the most out of it.
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Student Supervisor

November 2017 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

It’s is very laid back

What I wish was different

Wish the building had AC

Advice

N/A
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Intramural Sports Official

August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Officiating sports and problem solving

What I wish was different

Participants can be hostile

Advice

Stay confident and don’t let hostile participants faze you
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Clerical Assistant

September 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The full-time employees in the office have been wonderful, flexible schedule, comfortable environment

What I wish was different

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Front Desk Receptionist

May 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I liked the faculty, how I could do my homework in my down time as well as the dress code, and they're pretty flexible with your schedule.

What I wish was different

That they would have supplies for students to take.

Advice

Just do what you're supposed to do and there won't be any problems.
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Research Services Assistant

April 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I loved the types of clients who used the service we provided, each came in with an interesting story and a passion for what they were researching. I also love the wide array of work experience offered. I was able to wear many hats this summer!

What I wish was different

I wish there were more students using the service in summer. There were many slow days that were less than productive. Finding motivation on slow days is key, and it has to be from the inside.

Advice

Let the people around you know what sorts of work experiences you would like to have. Everyone here is interested in helping you as an professional and will give you plenty of opportunities
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Football Intern

August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Being so close to the team and learning more about the game that I can use in the future.

What I wish was different

More time for the internship and more responsibility.

Advice

Always do what you want in life. I would not have been able to do this if I had not reached out personally.
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Pre-College Coordinator

March - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked that I had the opportunity to work with youth of all different backgrounds and ethnicities during the college prep week. I really enjoyed helping plan the college prep week for the arrival of students that was currently going into the 11th and 12th grade. Not only that but when I had to go to the office and do work, the office setting was very welcoming.

What I wish was different

There’s nothing I would change about the position.

Advice

I would suggest that when you enter into this kind of workplace, you should always have an open mind. Come with bright ideas, positive attitudes, and ready to work.
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customer service intern

August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I like how they made sure to schedule me around my other work and class schedule! They were all very nice as well.

What I wish was different

None.

Advice

Will get hours if you ask for them, but don't overdo it because they'll keep you for a long time!
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Conferance assistent

May - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I loved the environment that I worked in. I felt very comfortable in that space. All the staff was very friendly and I always came in to work wanting to come back because I built a great relationship with my co-workers, which I still talk to today.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gotten more hours but I guess I couldn’t since I did have another job that I was working for part time as well.

Advice

That this is a great summer job, definitely would recomend to others. And it’s a great way to get to know the campus as well.
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Mail Deliverer

August 2017 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I loved the coworkers and atmosphere.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Always put 100% effort into your work!
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AV Student Technician

April 2018 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I learned a lot about the presentation technology used in classrooms throughout campus.

What I wish was different

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Student assistant

April - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

It was a great experience to be able to gain clerical and customer service skills.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more students my age and that there were more responsibilities.

Advice

Make sure you want to do clerical work such as scanning and filling out paperwork
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Accounting Assistant - Payroll Office

May 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I liked how I was able to gain professional experience while working on campus. The hours are super flexible and I was always able to pick up extra shifts if I wanted to. Everyone in this office is very friendly and I am very glad that I applied to this job!

What I wish was different

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