A Day In The Life – Boise State University Careers

A Day In The Life – Boise State University Careers

October 22, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


[Upbeat music plays] “Each and every day, Boise State employees arrive to serve our campus mission. The morning hours welcome our day staff, while
we wish our night employees well, as they are heading home. It’s amazing how our campus consistently
fills and flows with staff and students at all hours. It can sometimes feel that our institution
never sleeps. The pulse of our metropolitan research university
of distinction is an amazing sight to behold.” “One of the unique things about working here is how we touch every single thing through
shared governance. How a Landscape Technician creates beauty
to our campus setting, which then affects the visual experience of anyone visiting our
campus. It starts a chain of events with people continually
sharing their Boise State experiences with all they come in contact with.” “There is a belief here in the power of every person doing great things every single
day. By having the right people working at Boise
State, unlimited positive things happen repeatedly. The environment is what brings out the greatness in people, and if you get the environment right, every single one of us has the capacity
to do things right over and over.” “There’s always a lot going on. There’s, um, a lot of activity. I’m part of a great team. There’s always a lot to do, and, um, everybody
works hard to get the job done. It’s a very diverse culture. It’s a very open-minded culture. I mean, I think people always want to be talking
about new ideas and new ways to do things and can we do things better, and I think that’s
really important. It’s hard work, but it’s a lot of fun.” “Working in education is experiential, and the best part of working at Boise State is
the feeling that what you bring to the table has contributed to something greater than
yourself, and in that way you are changing the world. I love my role in making that happen.” “An employee that feels appreciated will always do more than is expected. Boise State is where I learned about a complete
investment in my career. I don’t show up to prove, I show up to improve
in everything I do.” “My favorite part of the job, um, would definitely be my…my co-workers and my supervisors. I work with an amazing team, and we all have
different strengths, and the university definitely actively promotes professional development
and further education of all its employees. And, I mean, you can see that in the tuition
waiver and all of the different professional development opportunities that are offered
to staff.” “Boise State is where I lost ‘I,’ ‘me,’ ‘my,’ and gained ‘we,’ ‘together,’
and ‘us.’ By turning colleagues into collaborators is
where my recipe for success continues to thrive.” “It’s about the students, the work, and the community. It’s beyond just me. If we don’t create and uphold a great culture
every single day, somewhere else will.” “You are surrounded by people who love working with others. They are curious problem solvers at their
jobs and are up for any type of challenge.” “The employee work ethic amazes me. It’s the little things. It’s about connecting on a human level with
our campus partners, it’s about my individual commitment to keep the campus clean, or about helping visitors find a building by personally walking them there.” “One of our campus philosophies is the belief in collaboration. We believe that one of the best places to
invent our future is away from our desk, working with our campus partners to improve our university.” “Competence is all about knowing more than you did yesterday, and we do this by creating
fewer rules and more trust within our teams.” “I love watching a game day, because I go and I’m like, ‘I printed all of those
shirts. I touched every hand of every one,’ and
it’s really rewarding to see all of that hard work and see it in this giant arena. And I also believe that that gives back to
the students because they get a better quality coming from my department ‘cause I’m a
little more picky than some other people would be” [Upbeat Music Plays] [Upbeat Music Fades]