Well I’ve finally started my new job on campus, working for the school’s Tech Shop. It’s good to finally get paid for what I’d be doing for people anyway .
The Tech Shop is the branch of the IT Department which deals with hardware and software maininence, inventory, and support for all of the school’s computer systems. As a computer technician in the Tech Shop, I’ll be mainly going out on calls to faculty who call in with problems, and my job is to fix said problems. Issues we have to deal with range from a computer not being able to print to blinking green bars on the monitor to smoke coming from the tower.
I’ve spent the past week or so training, and it’s been fun so far – the people who work there are cool, and I’m only working 10 hours a week which is enough to leave room for study/class time. It’s also cool because I’ll get to meet a bunch of the different professors/faculty (namely the ones in my school) while on the job.
All-in-all, it seems like I’ll be enjoying working here for awhile!