Vicki Jackson: ASI Student Government Administrative Assistant

Vicki Jackson: ASI Student Government Administrative Assistant

Vicki Jackson, ASI Administrative AssistantWhat is your position at ASI?

Administrative Assistant in the ASI Student Government office.

How long have you been at ASI?

I have been at ASI for three years working for my 4th Administration of Student Government Leaders.

What do you like about your job?

I most importantly enjoy that I get to interact with students.  I deal with a new group of ASI Student Leaders each year, who all have different approaches and styles of leadership, which in my opinion keeps my job fresh and exciting. I also enjoy my job because I truly feel that I make a difference in the students’ lives, and I help them transition their experiences at ASI to their post-grad careers.

What is unique about your job compared to other staff positions at ASI?

I work directly with 27 co-workers, that are students, and I feel that this provides a “special energy” level in my office. We are all in it together, and I feel that makes my work very unique.

What do you hope to achieve this 2010-11 academic year?

My focused goals are the same from year to year. I facilitate communication at all levels (email, walk-ins, phone calls, SAN) between people, to prevent issues from occurring. My personal goal is to help students bridge their college experience in skills learned working with me, to the professional world. I take advantage of opportunities to help students understand that the work they do in ASI, draws many parallels to the work they will be doing in the real world.

What is your favorite ASI memory?

My favorite memorable moments at ASI has to definitely be when students approach me and acknowledge to me how much I’ve helped them in their college experience. This is the most meaningful memory for me because it truly validates the work I do.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

I try not to look too far into the future, I live in the moment. I can’t visualize where my life will be five years from now; I take things day by day and sometimes project into the nearby future. I fully enjoy each day and take life as it comes.