Derah’s work-study role has a broad reach on the Luther campus. She’s in charge of helping maintain Luther’s Diversity Center website, newsletter, and social media sites.
This job has helped me come out of my shell. I’ve always been a shy person but the job requires me to meet with new people all the time and reach out to them for information and interviews. It’s been a great opportunity to connect with people I ordinarily would not have had the chance to meet.
Honestly, every month is a new adventure. I think for me the most surprising thing that’s happened is having my name mentioned in the school's newspaper. It makes me feel proud and truly honored.
Although I’m very science oriented, the skills I’ve acquired through this job will be impressive to share when looking for my first job and will be useful in any position.
In my opinion, your major doesn't matter. What matters is your personality and your attitude. If you’re happy and willing to try things, want to learn and reach out to people, this job is definitely for you. It’s also important to be patient and organized.
I like the fact that this position allows me to interact and meet people of all types at Luther. I’ve met so many people, from students to faculty and staff members, all of which I may never have met and never had the chance to learn about their incredible story.