Meet the Student Staff of Housing: Yixin

Portrait of YixinWhat year in school are you?


What is your major?

Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies

What area in University Housing do you work for?

Desk Services

How long have you worked for University Housing?

Less than 1 year

What is your current position?

Desk Worker

What do you do in a typical shift?

I usually process packages that get delivered and help residents who come with all sorts of questions.

What are some perks of your job?

The fact that this job gives me a sense of responsibility that my help to the desk is meaningful. I often think of other ways I can help to make the desk more of a welcoming and productive place to work in.

What is your favorite part of the job?

I like all aspects, to be honest. I like the environment and my colleagues. I really enjoy working weekend shifts.

What is something you have accomplished in your job that you are proud of?

I am able to log packages really quickly! Sometimes I finish all Saturday night packages before leaving, which is rewarding.

What transferrable skills have you learned?

I’ve learned how to solve problems and help people in need.

Why should students apply for this job?

This job offers well and it is meaningful for the community that we as students care about!

Why did you choose to work for University Housing over somewhere else?

I like University Housing very very much. I had great experiences with Housing when I first came to the States. The reception makes me feel accepted as an international student.

When I moved in, it was very late because of my 40-hour flight from China, and I bothered the front desk student worker three times in the same night for a variety of reasons. She was awfully kind and was so nice about all my problems like locking myself out.