Moving to Lansing from Austin, Texas was a very difficult decision, but ultimately I'm glad I did it. Having a partner in the doctoral program at MSU was a big part of my decision, but I was also looking for a new place to live and looking forward to what new adventures it would bring. Because my degree is in Mass Communication, I knew I ultimately wanted a job that dealt with social media, design, event planning and interacting with different people day-to-day. When I saw the job posting on Twitter from the MSU Physical Plant, I felt I had to apply.
The Physical Plant is giving me everything I have looked for in an employer. I get to work with students, higher ups and almost every department on campus. Being a full-time communications aide means that I will get to have a hand in every aspect of the communications side of the Physical Plant. I will design fliers, pamphlets and promotional items, give presentations, keep in contact with different departments in the university, utilize social media and write and edit pieces that the Physical Plant puts out.
I worked for Texas State all throughout my undergrad, and I loved every minute of it. It feels great to be back in a university setting, and I look forward to what's to come. The job is a temporary job lasting 18 months, which is perfect, because it fits with my plan to become a graduate student at Michigan State for Student Affairs!
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