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Western Colorado University

Cashier

May 2022 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

Working for Western.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Apply, it will be worth it.
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IT front desk

March 2021 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

This job is great for anyone wanting to learn about IT.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Ask questions and be ready to learn.
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EPIC Mentor

March 2019 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

I have been able to work with the incoming class to help prepare them for life at Western.

What I wish was different

I think maybe longer hours and less days during the week.

Advice

Make sure to stay on top of your ish because falling behind is not fun.
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Lawn Mower

June - August 2021 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

Relaxed and easy schedule, good pay and just an all around easy summer job

What I wish was different

Advice

If you've got no plans for summer and no internships lined up, joining the mow crew with western is an easy income, nice way to get acclimated with the school and other faculty!
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Archaeological Field Technician

July 2020 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

I liked being able to work with likeable people and uncover dirt from thousands of years ago (literally). It was nice to have a routine and great coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wish the work days were a little shorter, very tiring work.

Advice

I would be prepared for heavy manual labor in any CRM type of work.
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Assitant to Energy Management

August 2019 - May 2020 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

My boss was amazing, but I was constantly learning new things. I had to manage myself and complete tasks. I loved the atmosphere and everything I got to learn!

What I wish was different

I wish COVID-19 hadn’t ruined the second half of the semester, but the experience was amazing

Advice

Get involved with a work study job. Energy Management has nothing to do with my COM Arts degree, but I am so glad I got to learn about a new field!
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Biochemical research

May 2019 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Do it
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Organics Garden Intern

June - September 2019 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

I liked all that I leaned about gardening and I now know how much work it actually takes to run a garden properly.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have gotten paid a little bit!

Advice

That everyone should know how to grow and raise their own food. It’s fun and extremely useful, I mean who doesn’t love to eat delicious food!
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Information Technology Student

September 2018 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

Amazing staff who are willing to help you learn anything. Lots of opportunities available to anyone who is willing to put in the work to obtain it. Great work environment and always a great experience. I went in knowing nothing and now I feel way more prepared.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

If anyone is in the technology field, IT is an amazing way to make yourself stand out. It is a great place to learn anything and everything pertaining to tech!
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Resident Assistant

August 2019 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

This job is very rewarding for personal and professional development.

What I wish was different

I dont really think much should be different in this job.

Advice

It is very challenging, but even more rewarding.
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Digital Social Media Coordinator Intern

May 2019 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

I had a lot of responsibly as well as freedom. I was able to learn the ins and outs of a large organization’s social media campaigns and marketing strategies by actually posting on various channels and writing student profiles that highlight student outcomes.

What I wish was different

I wouldn’t change anything!

Advice

Communication is key! You can’t over communicate, especially in a large organization where there are a lot of different branches that work together to make the organization run smoothly.
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EPIC Student Mentor

May - August 2019 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

I learned a lot of great skills and it is a very positive environment. We also had three day weekends and did a bit of traveling.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It is a lot of focus, time, and energy, but you develop very well as a professional. I'd say this is the best job for those who are passionate about helping people.
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Conference Services

May - August 2019 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

The handshake app is fantastic by helping to narrow down job searches.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Communicate your needs with career services so they can point you in the right career path direction.
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IT Technician

April 2018 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

Gave me valuable insight to the Internet and Technology Services industry.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Don’t be scared to ask for computer help.
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Sports Director

October 2018 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

Being able to gain actual experience for my future career

What I wish was different

Advice

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Grounds Caretaker

November 2015 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

The environment and people were amazing. It is fun being outside and always having something interesting to do.

What I wish was different

It gets very hot outside!

Advice

Just have a good work ethic and a good attitude!
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Pool Lifeguard

May 2019 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

Good hours. Easy to understand, easy to get recertification. Good environmentment.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be diligent about cleaning. Get a routine.
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Paint Crew for Residence

May - July 2019 • Gunnison, CO

What I liked

I liked the hours and being able to work with friends!! It was fun getting to learn new techniques.

What I wish was different

A little more pay. But it was still nice!

Advice

Be willing to learn new things!
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