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Adrian College

Band Manager

May 2021 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

I enjoy working with the band members and making sure the band runs smoothly.

What I wish was different

I wish that there were more organization systems in place. For my job, I had to re-create all of the organization methods and sheets for the instruments and uniforms used.

Advice

Make sure you can handle what is being asked of you before you accept it.
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Office Assistant

May 2019 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the connections that I made on my campus. This was a really important aspect of my job, being able to communicate with people in all sorts of positions, on and off campus. My supervisors are really great to work for, and I'm continuing to learn a lot about my school.

What I wish was different

Unfortunately, I had gotten really sick at the beginning of the summer so I had to take quite a but of work off to get better. That was hard, and I felt behind for a little while. I caught up eventually. Everyone was really understanding.

Advice

The one piece of advice I would give to anyone going into the positions I held is to ask a lot of questions. This is crucial to making sure that you're doing the job correctly. I would rather ask a lot of questions than have to re-do a job I just spent a lot of time on.
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Gym Staff

May - August 2019 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

Advice

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Plant

May - September 2017 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

The people

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

This was a great experience
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Researcher

September 2018 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed working with Dr. Lake and furthering my research experience to prepare me for my graduate studies.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Student Researcher

May 2019 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

Working outside and partnering with other institutions

What I wish was different

Advice

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Academic Affairs Student Worker

May - August 2019 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

I loved the atmosphere of the entire office. All of the bosses were generous, determined, and personally passionate about Adrian College, efficiency, and their student workers. I have never had a better boss than before this job.

What I wish was different

Advice

You should apply for this job. It was a wonderful experience with wonderful people which made my summer go by fast. If you are to work in this job, keep your head up and stay on your toes. There are a lot of events to plan and work through, but working in this office makes everything all worth it.
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Front desk attendent

May 2019 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

Flexable hours, low stress.

What I wish was different

Better pay

Advice

Be able to talk to people
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Academic Affairs Office Worker

May - August 2018 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

The connections I made with the administration and the knowledge I gained on how an institution like Adrian College functions. I also refined my skills at helping coordinate and oversee the execution of events.

What I wish was different

The hours were limited to how our budget functioned. Therefore we could only work a set number of hours and no more. During certain times when there was a lot to be done we could have stayed over office hours to get a project completed if it were not for this stipulation.

Advice

It pays to over-plan rather than under-plan when dealing with many different parties. The cooperation of faculty, staff, parents, and prospective students all widely vary, which makes plans B through E a crucial.
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Undergraduate Researcher

May 2018 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

I like the field work and the opportunity to learn new skills.

What I wish was different

The time frame.

Advice

Make sure you are comfortable or confident in the skills you already have but don't be scared to have things explained when you don't.
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Adrian College Plant Custodian

May - August 2018 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

I liked the consistency of my schedule. I didn't have to look up my schedule every week.

What I wish was different

I honestly wish I didn't have to work at all but it wasn't that bad.

Advice

A piece of advice I could give to a student is that be prepared to be amazed of all the disgusting things you are going to see.
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Alumni Relations Intern

January - April 2017 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

I loved the freedom Marsha gave me to plan and manage my own events.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be sure to think outside of the box and be creative. Use Google forms to record RSVP's.
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River Raisin Warershed Warer Quality Analyst

November 2016 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

Received experience in both lab and field work.

What I wish was different

Advice

Follow the procedure, don’t try to cut corners.
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Career Planning Intern

August - December 2016 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

I loved working on campus, it made my schedule a lot easier. I also enjoyed working with Kellie and gaining experience in the behind the scenes event planning for student events.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the opportunity to work longer than one semester.

Advice

My advice would be to ask questions and try to get everything out of your internships. Keep in touch with your mentors and those that you meet along the way because you never know what kind of help you can offer or receive in the future.
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Public Relations

October 2016 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

People there are very friendly and helpful.

What I wish was different

Nothing I enjoy it very much and wouldn't trade a thing.

Advice

Step out of your comfort zone and try something new
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Field Maintenance

May - August 2018 • Adrian, MI

What I liked

The job I had to do.

What I wish was different

The living conditions on campus.

Advice

Don't live on campus.
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