Student Employment at Kuyper
November 26, 2012
As the cost of college education continues to grow, many students welcome the opportunity to hold a job at Kuyper.
“My job has been a great benefit during my time at Kuyper,” said Nikon Chaocharoenpon. “I’ve learned time management and developed many friendships. Working in the kitchen also helps me to meet and interact with the student body.” A student from Thailand, Chaocharoenpon has been working in Kuyper’s kitchen since winter of 2007. His job began with washing dishes after meals and mopping the kitchen at night. Gradually, he has been given more responsibilities including being a Chef’s helper.
In Student Life, Shayla Newman is in her second year as a student assistant. As such, she does a lot of basic office work. Organizing and collecting forms, creating event flyers, updating bulletin boards along with other tasks assigned to her by the Student Life staff. For an out-of-state student living on-campus without a car, having an on-campus job is convenient and according to Newman, also rewarding. “I like a lot about my job, but what I like the most is how I’ve gotten to know the people that I work with and the things that I have learned from them.”
Off-campus student Hannah Schering, benefits from the flexible hours of her on-campus job. Schering’s schedule allows her to work while she’s already on-campus, eliminating unnecessary driving. “My job in maintenance is great. I work with a couple others students doing minor electrical work, plumbing, wall repairs, light bulb replacement, and general upkeep of the buildings around campus.”
Many other students benefit financially and otherwise from working on-campus. For those interested in applying for an on-campus job, the application is posted on Kuyper’s website.