An overall beneficial opportunity for a student looking to build experience and communication skills.
Pros: occasional free lunches, extensive work variety
Cons: fixed pay for student employees
Working at Laurier was a new experience for me in that I had no set 'position' and was utilized where I was needed around campus in various departments and positions. For a time I worked as a file clerk, I conducted research for various administrators, I wrote and edited academic presentations, I spend some time assisting with events planning and even preformed manual labour packing and moving boxes and furniture (in preparation for an office renovation). This fluidity provided me a plethora of experience; I learned how to conduct myself and communicate effectively in a professional, academic environment and how to adapt quickly to new responsibilities. My co-workers were friendly, intelligent and patient, providing a supportive and comfortable work space that fostered quality performance. I am a better, more communicative employee for having worked there.