Describe your job search process. What were some challenges you faced or things you learned throughout the process?
When I was looking for a part-time job, I definitely wanted something that was close to me proximity wise and something that would be the most flexible around my schedule. I knew a couple people who worked at the Leach Center for Campus Rec and they recommended I apply because of how much they enjoyed being a part of the Campus Rec family. I applied on their website, got hired, and since then, I have loved every second of working at the Leach.
If you used any Career Center services, resources, or events to obtain your experiential learning opportunity, what were they?
I have used Career Center services to search for jobs, and they were a great resource that offered jobs that wouldn't have even crossed my mind.
What are some takeaways from your part-time job? How will these help prepare you for the next step?
Two major takeaways I had from this part-time job both revolve around working with people in some capacity. The first is being able to work with and connect with your co-workers. There were some stressful times on and off the job that required me to have to work together with my co-workers, and having that connection built made me certain that I could lean on them in any situation. The second major thing I took away was how to deal with all types of customers and people. From college kids to retirees, this job helped me with my ability to convey messages effectively to all kinds of people.
What advice do you have for students currently launching a part-time job search.
Don't be afraid to cast a wide net and step outside of your comfort zone when looking for a part-time job, it never hurts to apply. Find a place where you feel welcomed and can become part of their family.
"Don't be afraid to cast a wide net and step outside of your comfort zone when looking for a part-time job, it never hurts to apply. Find a place where you feel welcomed and can become part of their family."
Graduated: Spring 2022
Part-time job: FSU Campus Recreation