Meet Our Dean’s Office Student WorkersMay 24, 2022
Tunca “Isik” Askin is a history and philosophy major who expects to graduate next year. His ultimate goal is to be a college philosophy professor. Right now he works three jobs: at the restaurant Turkish Delight, at a public defender agency as a law office assistant, and in the Dean’s office as a student worker in faculty support.
In this capacity he helps faculty with room reservations, key requests, moving offices, organizing documents, administrative tasks, and as Dean’s office receptionist. Working here has given him a whole new perspective on the behind-the-scenes at a college. “I realize now that the faculty do a lot more than just grading.”
Isik likes the team dynamic at the College, although admits things have been somewhat slow this year since the campus isn’t fully back in person yet. Experiencing the faculty/staff dynamic has been illuminating and will give him a good perspective on balancing those relationships when he becomes a professor some day. For now, he’s happy being that go-to person in the Dean’s office, working on special projects or day-to-day support for faculty.
Anujin “Anu” Bayarjargal did not know how much fun it would be working at the Dean's office. “I love working with our team at the Dean’s office because everyone at the office is very friendly and willing to help you out,” she said. Anu is pursuing a double major in Accounting and MIS. She has been a student worker in the Dean’s Office since January, and juggles work at CBPP with another job with University of Alaska Human Relations.
At CBPP, Anu is the first point of contact for office visitors, and has gotten experience with customer service. “I gained valuable office-work and communication skills through working on interesting projects and communicating with students and professors on a daily basis.” Anu expects to graduate in Spring 2023, and plans to take the CPA exam afterward. “I hope becoming a CPA will give me an edge in the workplace,” she said. “I want to continuously progress in my career and sharpen my skills as I get started on my professional journey.”
Become a CBPP Student Worker!
If you are interested in cultivating or expanding your clerical and customer services skills working in a professional office environment at CBPP, please contact Jonathan Briggs for current opportunities. CBPP offers competitive pay and administrative scholarships to qualified candidates.