This past spring, I started working as a Student Assistant at North Commons, a dining facility on North Campus. This was my first job, and I was soon presented with the concern of balancing school and work. However, I was raised in a family that had always valued hard work and order. I took my job as seriously as I took (and still do take) academics. I learned a lot from working as a student assistant, which tied into my personal growth as a freshman.
At the start of autumn semester, I was promoted to the position of a Student Lead. As a lead, I currently am given the responsibility to train new employees and oversee the operations of North Commons. I ensure that all the employees on my shift know how to work the position they are assigned to. I also step in when it starts to get busy and overwhelming. Even though it may seem that this would be stressful, I like being a leader. Seeing the personal growth of employees over the semester has been exciting for me! As well, I have established so many new friendships as a result of my position. Furthermore, I look forward to what the future will hold for me as an employee of North Commons!