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The Prospector’s 2013 Pick Awards: Best places to work on campus

“The Special Events office is a great place to work.” – Carlos Leyva, senior finance major
Veronica Enriquez / The Prospector
Stephany Vega, graphic design major, is a student who works at the library..

From the UTEP Bookstore to the Academic Services Building, there are many jobs available around campus so that students can earn money while attending school. Although each job pays well and has manageable hours, according to students’ votes in the Prospector’s Pick Award survey, the best places to work at on campus are at the UTEP Library and the Office of Special Events.

“I love my job,” said freshman kinesiology major Jorge Esparza. “I work as a Miner guide in the library.

I help students if they have trouble on the computers, or if they have a question finding a book. I help them as well with directional questions such as if they don’t know a location of the library.”

Students may assume that the staff has a lot of free time to do homework and relax since the library is generally quiet and a good place to study.

Despite the misconceptions, working in a library with six floors can be busy according to Esparza.

“I always have to be rearranging and maintain books, so I don’t really have a lot of free time, but the good thing is that I can work at my own pace,” Esparza said. “I spend my whole time in the library and it’s calm. I love my job.”

On the other side of campus at the Don Haskins Center, the Office of Special Events Office was also voted as the best place to work. Senior finance major Carlos Leyva is a work-study student, who manages the billing and paperwork there.

“I manage money and do billing. Even on events like concerts, I help with settlements with promoters,” Leyva said. “Working here, we organize events, make rentals on equipment such as lights and we do other services.”

The staff members are especially busy since they plan out all UTEP-related events. According to Leyva, the only disadvantage to working there is that he doesn’t really have time to study because it is very busy.

“The Special Events office is a great place to work,” Leyva said. “Everything is organized and everyone is really friendly here. It’s great for your resume and since my job involves my major, it gives me experience. I love the place.”

Amber Gomez may be reached at [email protected].

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