Each of my jobs have been very different in terms of their field. They all start the same with navigating a new organization's office environment, catching up to learn what I don't know, and trying to look competent while I do it. Regardless of the challenges of working a new job in a new field, I have learned a lot about myself in the process.
I've also learned it's ok to not know but, I can't use not knowing as an excuse. There are an unlimited number of resources to answer your own questions and someone is usually there to help.
I've also learned creating a system of organization and a process to accomplish work are essential aspects of meeting project deadlines. With each task, I make sure to take time to figure out the best way to finish a project in order to meet a deadline.
I've learned communication can help or hurt. It's important to know whose shoulder to tap and when.
Center for Experiential Learning | Loyola University Chicago ePortfolio Peer Mentor
In this role, I am learning how to navigate new technology and how to teach others about the technology. My favorite aspect of the job is getting to interact with all different faculty, staff, and students within the Loyola community.
Libby's | NTC Marketing, Inc. Project Coordinator
This job played a large role in my professional development. The mentality was, role up your sleeves and get to work. I learned how to better solve my own problems, organize large complex projects, and create a functional system for tasks to meet deadlines.
Student Government Association | Cedarville University Leadership Director
This position is what made me fall in love with the higher education field. This job allowed me to use my love for organization and facilitation to create an environment for learning through campus events + overseeing the day-to-day operations of student organizations. Everyday I got to meet with peers individually and help them accomplish what they wanted to through their organization on campus.