On-Campus Employment - Receptionist
Hello future King's students!
King's offers quite a number of part-time on-campus jobs for students! For today's job highlight, I spoke with one of our student Receptionists:
1. What is your name, where are you from, and what are you studying?
Paige: "My name is Paige Valiquette and I'm from Renfrew, Ontario. I'm in my third and final year of my Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. I'm hoping to go into Social Work after I graduate this year."
2. How did you get involved with student employment and what is your job?
Paige: "I applied the summer before attending King's in my first year for the receptionist position and I was called for an interview before school started. They told me I got the job and I have been working here ever since."
3. How many hours do you work and when?
Paige: "I work 8 hours a week and the times are pretty flexible. The shifts we can have are on Mondays because Shirley doesn’t work then, and we can also have shifts during the rest of the week from 12-1 and then 3:30 - 5:00. So it really is based around Shirley’s schedule."
4. On an average shift, what do you do?
Paige: "On Mondays I read over the security report from the weekend and sign into the computer and check to see what events are going on that day. I open the assignment binder so that students can come in and hand in their assignments, which I also have to put into the professors' mailboxes. Sometimes people come up to the desk and ask questions, visitors come to ask where to find people. I also take phone calls and transfer them to the correct department. It's a pretty busy job. There is always something to do."
5. What is it like to work on campus?
Paige: "It is excellent because it is convenient and it is not demanding; you are not expected to work a lot of hours if you don’t want to. You have very nice bosses who are understanding."
6. What are your favourite and least favourite parts of the job?
Paige: "My favourite thing about this job would be just interacting with staff, faculty, and students. I got to know a lot of people just by working at the front desk. My least favourite thing would be sorting the mail. There are some things that I have no idea where they are supposed to go but then I just set it aside for Shirley to look at when she comes in."
7. Have you found it difficult to balance school and work?
Paige: "No, I have not because I get to make my own hours at work so I never work more than I want to. Plus this is not really a time demanding job because reception doesn’t have a lot of shifts and when there are shifts they are not very long."
Interested in this job? Check out King's On-Campus Employment for more info and for a list of other jobs to choose from!