In the cafeteria, Onward helps other student workers with food preparation, makes sure the workplace is safe, and verifies students eating in the cafeteria are getting good service. In SASC, he tutors students who have difficulties or questions about their calculus classes. In the math department, Onward assist professors with grading assignments for their classes.
For the tutoring and grading positions, professors from my previous math courses recommended that I apply. I worked in the cafeteria as a first-year student and decided to apply for the student manager position.
I’ve discovered that I’m pretty good at tutoring math, something I didn’t know before. I’ve also learned that I work well with other students.
All three require me to be well organized and prepared. This means my time-management skills are being sharpened on daily basis. The tutoring and student manager positions have helped improve my communication skills.
I get to work with people at various different levels, from students to professors. This enriches my interactions and prepares me for my future career. I’m also gaining time-management skills, which I feel are priceless.
There are a lot of funny moments. For example, one student wrote on his answer sheet that I should listen to Adele’s new song.
All three of my work study positions require a person who is well organized and good at time management. For example, when grading assignments you have to make sure that your schedule fits perfectly with the professors’ since any deviations will be problematic. In the cafeteria student manager position, you have to be very organized to get everything done efficiently and on time.
I enjoy working with students and professors and I like to do a lot of math.