Written By: Brian DiCarlo
Leap Program, Brock University
On a warm July day back in 2012, a young man attended his first Brock event. After accepting his admission offer, he was eager to learn more about the university he would be immersed in for the next 2.5 years. Also in attendance at this event, were some Student Life employees. What seemed like an insignificant relationship now will come back with more importance later in the story.
If you would’ve told me in first year to get a job I would’ve laughed. I loved the relaxing life of staying up all night, sleeping in all day, and only having afternoon classes. However, as the year came to a close, my marks were lower than I wanted them to be, and my messed up sleep schedule left me constantly tired. I realized something needed to change that could put me back on track.
Remember when I told you about the Student Life employee I met at Leap? On a chance meeting in the hallway, she mentioned a job opening. A job opening for Brock Student Life.
Fast forward to the present.
I’ve been working for Student Life for 5 months. My job more specifically, is as a Marketer. The Student Life Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and blog, is in my hands (and a team of 2 other marketers). I use those media outlets to promote events that allow students to extract the most out of their Brock experience. I would love to continue to work with Student Life, but seeing as I only have 1 semester left at Brock, it is not possible.
As my time with the Student Life team winds down, I look back on a year that I’ve really enjoyed. This job has allowed me to take so much from the school, all while giving back, and encouraging others to do the same.
If there is one thing I’ve learned in this job it would be to…
WORK ON CAMPUS
Sure that’s a pretty blunt statement, but it is some of the best advice I can give to current or future students.
Credible work experience?
Connections on campus?
Time management skills?
The most out of your university?
All of these things are perks of a job with Student Life. Take a few minutes to look at the job descriptions in the link. If one catches your interest, apply for it. You won’t regret it!