Thursday, December 1, 2011 myBiz Blog
Wisconsin School of Business Undergraduate Academic Services: Student Office Assistant by Katie Coon

Want to work in the Wisconsin School of Business?  Apply to be a Student Office Assistant in Undergraduate Academic Services!

Hours:  10 - 12 hours per week, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday; occasional later afternoon/early evening hours.

Compensation: $8.00 - $8.50/hour

Description:  Successful candidates will work with a team of professional staff, advisors, and other students in a busy yet fun office environment.  The position includes two sets of duties: (1) administrative office assistance and (2) peer advising.  The primary office duties include answering phones, scheduling advising appointments, preparing files for appointments, filing, and data management.  The peer advising role includes co-facilitating freshmen group advising sessions with a professional advisor.

Start date:  Training begins the week of January 9, 2012.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Excellent communication, customer service experience, and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to budget time and prioritize tasks
  • Willingness to take initiative and be a vital member of our team
  • Willingness to learn about academic advising
  • Familiarity with computer operations such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel is desirable
  • Business majors are preferred
Testimonial:

“Working in the Undergraduate Academic Services office was a very enjoyable experience for me for several reasons. Firstly, the people are very outgoing and easy to work with, a quality that makes any “job” much more enjoyable to do. Being the first person in the line of contact for anyone walking into the UAS office exposes you to a variety of fun and challenging experiences, which makes for a new and interesting work environment every single day. Overall it is a very satisfying work environment that will challenge you and help you grow as an individual. As a new member of the UAS team there are a lot of things to learn all at once, but taking the time to soak everything in and learn will certainly be a rewarding experience.”

~Dan Schally, former UAS student employee

To apply:  Email cover letter, resume, and spring course schedule to Katie Coon (kcoon@bus.wisc.edu) by December 7 at 4:30 p.m.  Selected finalists will be notified on December 9 and interviewed December 14, 15, or 16.