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George Fox University

Access Services Student Employee

May 2021 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

I liked the responsibility of working full-time.

What I wish was different

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Office Assistant

May 2018 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

My bosses are wonderful-- I underwent some of the most difficult times in my life while being employed here and they showed me love and understanding.

What I wish was different

I just wish I would have been able to give them even more!

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. It can be intimidating at first but, always better than having to redo something!
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School Custodian

June 2018 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

It was team-oriented so I was able to meet new friends while also working.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be ready to wake up early as the time starts at 6am.
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Museum intern

June 2018 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

Everything. This internship gave me such great experience in all fields of working in a museum, from cataloging to exhibit design, social media, and even helping with a NAGPRA proceeding.

What I wish was different

I wish George Fox would take their museum and collection more seriously and realize the importance and value of the collection.

Advice

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Apprentice Plumber

April - August 2018 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

I had really great co-workers and I learned many useful skills.

What I wish was different

I did a lot of sitting around and I wish I was busier and more useful.

Advice

Well I would say in order to get along well in the Plumbing department at Plant Services you have to make the best of every situation and don't take everything to seriously. Also, it taught me to take pride in my work and do it well.
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Event Planner Intern

August 2018 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

Great group of people,fun to work with

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Great part time job
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Graphic Designer

June - August 2018 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

I liked that I got to be creative and do work related to my major.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more flexible hours.

Advice

I would pursue a job that is related to your major.
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Event Services Team

May 2018 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

I loved learning how to work in a team and developing a sense of resourcefulness and adaptability as I worked at setting up for various events around campus. I liked the diversity of work as well. While the majority of our work was centered around moving chairs and tables, we often had odd jobs that kept the summer interesting.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been able to work a few more hours, as I ended up not really working as much as I wanted to. I also wish that I personally had stepped into more of a leadership role earlier on.

Advice

Always seek to better your connection with your teammates. I didn't really do an excellent job at building connections with my fellow employees and it often caused some unnecessary tension that could have been averted had I done a better job connecting with them.
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Electrical work study

May 2017 - August 2018 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

I was well respected by the electricians and trusted to make first contact with customers and deligate who would make the repair. Also got to work with my hands and with an assortment of power tools.

What I wish was different

Salary

Advice

If you want to be trusted you need to show up ready to work and have a good attitude about it. Also there’s no prior electrical experience needed so don’t let that hold you back, the electricians are a great bunch of guys and take the time to help you learn on the job.
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Coordinator of Campus Recreation

May 2018 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

I got to prepare many of the details for our campus' Hadlock Student Center. I loved getting to be part of something that was developing, and learning new skills in a wide variety of fields that I can carry over to future jobs. Having a job that consistently expects a high degree of autonomy taught me a lot about problem solving and responsibility.

What I wish was different

I wish that my duties and schedule were more well defined. I love when what is expected of me is very clear, although the more I work, the more I realize this is a luxury.

Advice

Try working in fields that you don't know a whole lot about, or may be uncomfortable in at first. That is where the most learning will take place, and you will often develop transferable skills that you that you couldn't have pursued before!
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Groundskeeping Worker

April 2018 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

It was hard work, but I stayed in shape, and the people were alot of fun.

What I wish was different

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Front Desk Receptionist

January 2017 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

I enjoy the pace of it. There is always something happening during the summer. It is the busiest time of the year for the people who take care of the campus and I love being involved in it.

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Student Researcher

May - August 2018 • Newberg, OR

What I liked

Through this opportunity, I gained experience in interacting with students in other fields of research as well as collaborate my own work with other institutions.

What I wish was different

I enjoyed my time completely, but perhaps would have liked more time to work on my project.

Advice

In doing research, it is important to not get discouraged because there will be an ongoing cycle of successes and failures. Despite this, the knowledge gained throughout the process is invaluable.
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