By Alyson Schoenung
NKU Marketing + Communications Intern
Exploring different aspects of the University through student jobs is something that many have not experienced. Many take a student job and stick with the same position throughout their college experience.
Matt Werner is not one of them.
“I've done it all and have really enjoyed being here,” Matt said. “I love that you feel an even stronger sense of belonging to campus, you really get an inside look at how everything works and the happenings behind the scenes.”
Matt’s various positions and involvement on campus have made him a commonly recognized face on campus. He is known as someone’s orientation leader from a couple of years ago, as the guy who enforced some housing policies during a late-night noise complaint as a resident assistant, and as the guy that helped someone with questions about housing.
He has memories from each position he has held that has made employment on campus worth his time, especially his efforts in helping freshman students with housing matters last school year on move in day.
“The office was so full of an energy that I can't even explain,” Matt said. “It was like everyone was coming in on a clean slate and the possibilities that would come with that with a new year on campus housing.”
Work put in behind the scenes of campus are instances that Werner has learned to recognize and be grateful for as a student employee.
“I see the work our professional staff members go through to make our campus such a great place for us,” Matt said. “There is really so much more thanks that is deserved to the people behind the scenes who work here everyday to make NKU's campus such a great place to be.”
Matt is thankful for the flexibility of scheduling and the support from professional staff to succeed academically and really put his college education first.
“They are willing and glad to help you out if you need time off for something important to you,” he said.
While Matt is not particularly interested in pursuing student affairs as a career path, he hopes to be an adviser for an organization among those that he is involved in such as Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, or Norse Leadership Society in the future.
Senior Matt Werner has been an orientation leader, a resident assistant, and has been a student specialist for University Housing since March 2013.