Perks of Working on Campus

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I’d just like to start off by saying I love my job at Fresno Pacific University, and I’m not being paid extra to say that.  Especially since working on campus has its perks. Not only do you get the opportunity to work with some incredible people, and the environment is so positive and encouraging, but they work with your schedule. I’ve been able to schedule my work hours around my classes and different appointments in a way that I am able to manage my schoolwork and working on campus very easily. I’d just like to point out that a perk of working on campus is that there is not a commute during morning rush hour to get to work since it is right on campus.

Not only is it a positive work environment, but it is a place of encouragement. I have come to work feeling frustrated with different things going on in life, and left very encouraged and ready to face what is ahead. When it’s an especially rough day, we’ll pray, and I think that is the coolest thing ever! Everyone is so positive and encouraging that no matter what the task is that needs to be accomplished, I know I have a whole team cheering me on. Which is sometimes enough motivation to keep me going.

Quite possibly the best perk of working on campus in my department is the 100 days until Christmas party. There were lots of Christmas desserts and more than plenty to go around! It was a great way to fellowship with those I work with outside of our office especially with food involved. I am stuffed and will be for the rest of the day, that’s for sure!

When jobs are posted on campus, I suggest that you apply for them even if you do not know how it will work out. Working on campus has been one of the best experiences I have had while attending Fresno Pacific, and I would not change my decision to apply for a job here for the world!

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  • Gav

    Steve you have the qualities of a university President!

  • Janet Adams

    Well stated Dr. Gehrett. When I am walking to my office at work on
    campus at FPU, I like to observe how many students are carrying a cell
    phone in their hand. I usually can find a few students actually walking
    and chatting with their friends and not texting, reading, or browsing
    an app. During my last weekend camping trip proved that I needed to say
    “Goodnight iPhone”. Sequoia National Park has no access to wifi or
    internet. My husband and I reached out in every direction holding our
    phones in the air hoping for any celestial connection. We knew we were
    hooked on our iPhones. Camping, getting away, nature…why did we need
    to use our apps? Thank you Sequoia National Park, we said “Goodnight
    iPhone”

  • Janet Adams

    Well stated Dr. Gehrett. When I am walking to my office at work on
    campus at FPU, I like to observe how many students are carrying a cell
    phone in their hand. I usually can find a few students actually walking
    and chatting with their friends and not texting, reading, or browsing
    an app. During my last weekend camping trip proved that I needed to say
    “Goodnight iPhone”. Sequoia National Park has no access to wifi or
    internet. My husband and I reached out in every direction holding our
    phones in the air hoping for any celestial connection. We knew we were
    hooked on our iPhones. Camping, getting away, nature…why did we need
    to use our apps? Thank you Sequoia National Park, we said “Goodnight
    iPhone”