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A day in the life of a Administrative Assistant in
What I do
I complete all administrative tasks for the department including: scheduling workshops, planning departmental, promotional and showcase events, book orders, assisting in managing the radio station, managing three budget lines, all purchasing and invoicing, populating the website, writing grant proposals, editing and designing The Communicator and other Department publicity, and hiring and managing student workers.
Skills I use and how I developed them
Intern experience at a PR Firm, theatre marketing experience, a BA in English.
Writing skills were improved in my coursework.
While studying for my BA[Hons] I independently set up my Intern experience at a PR firm, and theatre marketing experience at local theatres.
What I like most
Design, web and event planning projects.
What I like least
Processing work including student evaluations, schedule changes, compiling data from faculty.
Courses taken since graduation
Almost done earning my MA in English, 7 courses completed
Where I hope to be in 5 years
Not good, the college is in the middle or a hiring freeze and pay and promotion freeze for the foreseeable future.
My advice to students considering work
I would advise students to spend their time, while studying for their undergraduate degree, gaining real world volunteer experience in a number of fields. It is this kind of experience that is essential to get one's first entry level position.
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