Groundskeeping work study keeps Gannon green

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Andrew Hartle, a senior nursing major, gives us an inside look on what it’s like to work as part of the Gannon groundskeeping crew. What kinds of duties were you responsible for? We tended all of the outside property. That included mowing lawns, raking leaves, shoveling sidewalks and other random jobs around the campus – […]

Chem lab assistant puts reactions into action

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This week we take a look into the general chemistry lab with Jenna Matis, junior pre-med/chemistry major. What is a typical day like for you at your job? I prepare labs for the General Chemistry II classes and assist students with their labs. I typically make reagents, refills bottles and make sure all of the […]

Campus job supports social services

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Another week, another work study. This week’s spotlight shines on Allison Adkins, senior liberal studies major and her job in the Center for Social Concerns. Allison plans to enter the higher education workforce after graduation. What are some of your typical duties? I make Excel spreadsheets and update the volunteer database for the university. I […]

Building professional skills in an on-campus job

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Sophomore social work major Ryann Gardner tells us about her experience in the physician assistant office. What is a typical day like in your work study position? I make copies for professors, file paperwork within the department and create various documents that faculty members need. It’s relatively easy. What is your favorite part of your […]

Stephanie Smith: An English major in a computer world

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Stephanie Smith, a senior English major, works as an office assistant for the computer information services and engineering departments. What kinds of duties are you typically assigned to do? I assist the faculty and staff of the CIS and engineering departments by making copies and helping create original documents. On slow days I get some […]

Who you gonna call? KnightCallers!

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We’re calling on Emilie Mitchell, senior nursing major, this week. Have you received a phone call from a Gannon student asking about your college search? Chances are it was Emilie or one of her fellow KnightCallers. They contact prospective and accepted students to answer all their questions about Gannon. What do you enjoy about your […]

Nurturing patients and fellow students alike

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This week we peer into the life of Devon Hoover, a junior nursing major who works in the nursing skills lab at Gannon. She assists nursing students with practical skills such as taking vital signs, inserting Foley catheters and calculating drug dosages. Describe a typical day at your work-study position. I go to my office […]

Inside the mind of a psychology work study

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Melanie Evans, a senior psychology major, works as the student assistant in the counseling center. How did you obtain your job in the counseling center? I got the job by first looking at the financial aid website and browsing through all the available work study jobs. I then completed an application and an interview.

Student uses break…to take a break!

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Some students use spring break as an opportunity to go home and see their families. Others travel to warm and sunny destinations, leaving all the stressors of school far behind. Spring break – and all breaks for that matter – for me is an opportunity to squeeze in as many hours at my job at […]