Joshua Pullens, a fourth-year business and human resource management major, took some time to sit with me and reflect on his past three years as a student employee at ASI.
What is your position at ASI?
I’m an Intramural Supervisor. I help and facilitate the training of our Intramural Officials; I upkeep the program and the scheduling of our leagues. I assist with the marketing for our Intramurals program, and other various administrative duties. All Campus Rec Officials report directly to me.
What do you like about your job?
I like my department. It’s a relaxed, chill environment. I have a passion for my job, and I love the people I work with. I think because we have such a strong recreational atmosphere in our office, this makes me want to come to work every day, and for that, I love it.
What is unique about your job compared to other staff positions at ASI?
I love that my department is big on student development. Even though we are a Divion II school, I think our Recreation program here at Cal Poly Pomona, is still stronger than most of the other CSU’s. I’ve talked with other professionals in Rec Programs at other schools, and I’ve come to realize that I have more responsibility here than most students on other campuses. I get a lot of hands on assignments and projects that I coordinate; I take pride in that.
What do you hope to achieve this year?
Well my main goal right now is graduating. I want to take all that I can from this job, which has given me the opportunities to spread my wings. I’ve learned a lot from my supervisors here. I had a really good mentor, Timothy Collins, who now works for Cal State Northridge as a coordinator for Intramurals. He inspired me to be a great leader and manager. I want to transfer the knowledge I’ve gained to the students who will take my place when I leave. This is all for the “betterment” of the program.
What is your favorite ASI memory?
It’s hard to say what my favorite memory is. There have been so many events and programs that I’ve enjoyed. If I had to pick a few, I would say that BroncoFusion and the Bronco Men’s Basketball Championship Games were some of my favorite memories. When I attended the viewing parties in the BSC to watch the basketball playoffs and finals, I felt a sense of campus pride I had never felt before. We all felt connected, and showed our Bronco spirit like we never had before.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
In five years, I would hope to have landed a job in the Human Resource field. I like training and development, where I can help others and build their confidence. I’d also like the industry to be sports related, taking my management skills and applying them in that arena. Those are my two passions.
What advice would you give to any student wanting to get involved in ASI?
I’d say enjoy it. Work hard and get involved. ASI is like a big family. It’s an umbrella of involvement.