Huskers share their love of campus jobs for Student Employee Appreciation Week

Samer Al Foory, Madi Baker, and Sarah Carlson sit together in Cook Pavilion. [Mike Jackson | Student Affairs]

April 5-11, 2022 is National Student Employee Appreciation Week. We asked Huskers who are student employees to highlight the benefits and lessons they gained through their on-campus employment. Celebrate the personalities, skills and knowledge that UNL students bring to campus and the quality of work they contribute to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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CAMPUS RECREATION’S SPORTS PROGRAMS

Other than getting paid, I enjoy being a student employee because:

The convenience of the job. Many other jobs require a minimum number of hours or a specific time you are needed, but with Sport Programs the job is very flexible and able to fit with almost any student’s schedule.

– Dylan Loewe, junior, secondary education major, College of Education & Human Sciences

The benefits of being a student employee in the Sports Program

The main benefit is increasing my connections and network on campus. I am from Nebraska so I already know a fair number of people, [yet] my Sports Assistant role exposed me to a group of people I would not have met. I also get to practice my leadership skills which are useful for resumes and job experience.

– Austin Berry, senior, business administration major, College of Business

Having the ability to have a flexible schedule and being able to walk to work have been some of my favorite benefits of working on campus. I have always appreciated my ability to schedule out time to study for exams and I can tell that my supervisors understand that we are students first.

– Sarah Carlson, senior, biochemistry major, College of Arts & Sciences

As a student employee, I have learned:

I did not grow up or live in the US before college. It was eye-opening to be dealing with so many people of diverse backgrounds than what I am accustomed to. Learning to handle situations with which you are unfamiliar has been a standout learning experience for me. I am, however, glad that I was given the chance and been able to learn these differences, and in some cases similarities.

– Samer Al Foory, senior, supply chain management major, College of Business

Skills gained from my on-campus job:

I further developed my abilities to use one day as a manager. Through various responsibilities, I learned the importance of time management and adaptability without sacrificing the reputation or quality of the work being performed. This position has taught me how to effectively communicate, recognize and fulfill duties around me and put the needs of others before my own.

– Madi Baker, senior, management major, College of Business

Lizzy Lavin and Syrah Andrews record an episode of the podcast they created and produce

Lizzy Lavin and Syrah Andrews practice the latest episode of the podcast they created for the Women’s Center. [Mike Jackson | Student Affairs]

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WOMEN’S CENTER

Skills gained from my on-campus job:

I am provided opportunities to implement and create programming on campus, which developed my organizational and creative skills.

– Lizzy Lavin, senior, English major and women’s and gender studies major, College of Arts & Sciences

Time management, being able to communicate effectively with supervisors and colleagues and working as a team to get an event off the ground. I learned all these as a Women’s Center employee.

– Syrah Andrews, senior, secondary education (mathematics), College of Educations & Human Sciences

The benefits of being a student employee in the Women’s Center:

I learned how to advocate within my community.

– Lizzy Lavin

I benefitted from working with other student employees and collaborating on projects (for the Women’s Center), including the podcast started by Lizzie and me. “What You Missed at the Women’s Center” has been a great creative outlet.

– Syrah Andrews

Linh Tran stocks the aisles at a Herbie's Market locations at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Linh Tran stocks the aisles at a Herbie’s Market locations at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. [Mike Jackson | Student Affairs]

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HERBIE’S MARKETS

Other than getting paid, I enjoy being a student employee because:

Although English is not my first language, and I’m an out-of-state student, being a student employee gives me a sense of belonging. All my boss and co-worker laugh and talk to each other like we are a big family. I look forward to working every day because I feel celebrated and appreciated at Herbie’s Market.

– Linh Tran, sophomore, marketing major, College of Business

Benefits of being a student employee with Herbie’s Markets?

My shifts are always close to my classes, making my schedule more flexible and less overwhelming.

– Bruno Andrade, sophomore, theater arts major, Hixon-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts

As a dining employee, I receive one meal swipe each shift I work. This has been extremely beneficial because it is hard to go home in between classes and work. And the food at the dining halls is truly diverse and delicious.

– Mason Fridrich, junior, hospitality, restaurant & tourism management major, College of Education & Human Sciences

Skills gained from my on-campus job:

Responsibility and consideration. Although work is fun, it still works; no matter how lazy I feel that day, work has forced me to mature and discipline myself with a schedule. Here, we work as a team and take turns doing our share.

– Linh Tran

Many interpersonal skills. Every individual is different, and I have learned how to handle and approach customers. I have also become more responsible by helping train new employees.

– Mason Fridrich

Communication, management, professional responsibility and conflict resolution. Even though I’m not working in my desired professional/educational area, these are skills that apply to numerous fields after college and even inside of college.

-Bruno Andrade

Leo Ray prepares a pizza from scratch in the Willa Catherine Dining Complex kitchen.

Leo Ray prepares a pizza from scratch in the Willa Cather Dining Complexes kitchen. [Mike Jackson | Student Affairs]

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DINING SERVICES

Other than getting paid, I enjoy being a student employee because:

The main thing I enjoy about being a student employee is interacting with the students. When I am working, I meet and talk with many new people and students of any year or major that I would not have otherwise.

– Leo Ray, freshman, finance major, College of Business

Benefits of being a student employee with Herbie’s Markets?

The greatest benefit is networking with other administrators at the university and other employees. I have been able to meet other staff that I will work with daily as a graduate student and foster connections with university employees. The friendships and connections that I have made as a student worker will become very handy in my next chapter of life.

– Dani Higgins, senior, nutritional science & dietetics major, College of Education & Human Sciences

Flexible scheduling. The University understands that schedules may be tight and allows for specific working hours to suit the students. Most jobs want workers to work far more hours and are less flexible with schedules. Working on campus has also made me feel more comfortable with the campus itself. Not having to go very far from where I am living allows me to spend more time on campus.

– Leo Ray

As a student employee, I have learned:

I learned & practiced skills that I will use in my future career as a registered dietitian. I create nutritional information for students to view – which I will use constantly in my profession – and I have learned how to cooperatively work in a team to complete a task.

– Dani Higgins

Skills gained from my on-campus job:

Through my on-campus job, I have learned a lot about working as a team. When I started, I expected to just be put on a station and given a task. Instead, I am part of a team that shares tasks and can distribute them amongst one another for maximum efficiency.

– Leo Ray

The importance of efficiency and flexibility. When given multiple tasks at one time, I have learned how to compartmentalize and simplify each task to allow me to complete them on time.

– Dani Higgins

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