Financial Aid Administrator, Greater Sudbury, ON - June 8, 2016
Given that it is a College, you ultimately get to know the students and, in turn, their lives. You must be able to be personable enough that they will open up to you and work with you, instead of pushing you away, which helps no one. This job gives me the opportunity to help students by developing a relationship with them and encouraging them to do their best. I try to speak to them in the halls, send them reminders via email or have them pop by my office to discuss things if I'm feeling they've been falling off track. If we have a good "relationship", then there is a lot more good that will come of it, as opposed to me 'just doing my job'. There are many, many different facets to this job, so there's rarely a dull moment, but it keeps the days filled with things to do, assignments to stay on top of, lots of go-go-go tasks that can be easily forgotten if you're not organized. I enjoy the environment very much, and all my co-workers are very friendly and I feel comfortable with each of them.