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Grand Valley State University

customer service intern

August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I like how they made sure to schedule me around my other work and class schedule! They were all very nice as well.

What I wish was different

None.

Advice

Will get hours if you ask for them, but don't overdo it because they'll keep you for a long time!
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Conferance assistent

May - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I loved the environment that I worked in. I felt very comfortable in that space. All the staff was very friendly and I always came in to work wanting to come back because I built a great relationship with my co-workers, which I still talk to today.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gotten more hours but I guess I couldn’t since I did have another job that I was working for part time as well.

Advice

That this is a great summer job, definitely would recomend to others. And it’s a great way to get to know the campus as well.
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Mail Deliverer

August 2017 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I loved the coworkers and atmosphere.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Always put 100% effort into your work!
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AV Student Technician

April 2018 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I learned a lot about the presentation technology used in classrooms throughout campus.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Student assistant

April - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

It was a great experience to be able to gain clerical and customer service skills.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more students my age and that there were more responsibilities.

Advice

Make sure you want to do clerical work such as scanning and filling out paperwork
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Accounting Assistant - Payroll Office

May 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I liked how I was able to gain professional experience while working on campus. The hours are super flexible and I was always able to pick up extra shifts if I wanted to. Everyone in this office is very friendly and I am very glad that I applied to this job!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Grand Valley State University Pew Campus Operations

April - November 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

It was super chill and relaxing

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It’s convenient and easy
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STEM intern

June 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The experience of teaching

What I wish was different

More training

Advice

Can be hard to work with kids from so many different backgrounds
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Parking Services Specialist

January 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Very pleasant working environment great and pleasant people to be around.

What I wish was different

nothing. pretty satisfied with my job and working conditions.

Advice

A positive attitude goes a long way especially when dealing directly with customers .
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Student Assistant to The Graduate School

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Flexible hours, being able to help students as well as faculty and staff, relaxed working conditions, great co-workers/superiors.

What I wish was different

Work with them earlier.

Advice

Learn Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
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IT Helpdesk Level One Technician

March 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Loved the work environment, as well as my supervisor.

What I wish was different

More flexibility in schedule, ability to change.

Advice

Don't say you're available for weekends.
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Student tech

May 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Very friendly environment. No previous skills required. People are friendly and you get to do more things outside of work. Some free time as well.

What I wish was different

A little more diverse. Currently there are roughly 13 guys and 1 girl working so it would be nice to break that stereotype.

Advice

Be yourself and be outgoing and have an open mind.
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Orientation Assistant

April - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

An amazing experience working with fellow students, advisors and faculty who truly care to make a difference.

What I wish was different

Nothing! (Better pay, haha)

Advice

Do it!
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Orientation Assistant

April - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

working with a variety of students and staff members

What I wish was different

Advice

use the opportunity to network with staff and faculty
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Admissions VIP

May 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I was able to share my experience with prospective students.

What I wish was different

Wish I had been payed a little more.

Advice

Great on campus job that works around your class schedule.
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GVSU Grounds

May 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Grounds is extremely flexible and you are able to work outside.

What I wish was different

That I could have been there more.. (played professionally this summer so I was gone for 8 weeks)

Advice

Definitely a great summer job
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Conference Assistant

May - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Meeting people from different states or cities in Michigan of different age groups.

What I wish was different

Just that it was longer than just summer employment.

Advice

Make sure you’re on your toes and open minded.
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Summer Research

May - August 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the relative freedom of what I could do in my approach in researching algae beads.

What I wish was different

I wish I had access to more equipment that could have been useful in my research.

Advice

Be yourself and listen to the research investigator and what advice is given for the research.
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Student employee

April 2019 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Having a flexible schedule

What I wish was different

Wish i would’ve gotten a job in my field of study

Advice

It’s a good job for a freshman or sophomore during the school year but try to get experience in your field during the summer
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Office Assistant

August 2018 • Allendale, MI

What I liked

Flexible hours around my class schedule.

What I wish was different

Student workers are only allowed to work 25 hours per week, and personally I would like to work more.

Advice

It's been a great job!
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