Need a J-O-B? CRI Job Fair Can Help With That

Are you looking for a job? Have you thought about working at the RAC?
The CRI Job Fair has begun, so now you can apply for a job in Aquatics, Fitness, Facilities, Marketing, Intramural Sports, and Southern Adventures. Interested yet? Read on for information about each of these departments and interviews with current student workers.

Aquatics

The Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of patrons including accident prevention and rescue in the water and surrounding areas.

Nina Griffin


Name: Nina Griffin
Classification: Senior
Position at CRI: Lifeguard

How long have you been employed with CRI?
Since Fall 2007

What is a day on the job like for you?
During the day it is pretty routine; it is calm with classes and the regulars who come here to swim. It is always busy at night. We get a different crowd every night.

What is your favorite part of working here?
Definitely the people I work with. Also, the facility is really nice.

Facilities
The Recreation Facility Assistant is responsible for the overall operation of the Control Access Desk/Front Desk/Welcome Center during facility operating hours. Recreation Facility Assistant will monitor all participants and guests as they enter and exit the facility. In addition, the Recreation Facility Assistant will split time at the Control Access Desk/Front Desk/Welcome Center and the entire building as a roving open recreation assistant. As a Recreation Facility Assistant, assertiveness and customer service play key roles in the overall effectiveness of the position.

Wally Brown


Name: Wally Brown
Classification: Sophomore
Position at CRI: Facility Assistant

How long have you been employed with CRI?
One year

What is a day on the job like for you?
Swiping patrons Eagle IDs, helping them with the finger scanners, giving directions to places in and outside of the RAC, and giving tours of the RAC.

What is your favorite part of working here?
Meeting new people is fun. I meet a lot of people.

Fitness
The strength and conditioning staff will be responsible for ensuring the safety and exercise efficacy of all CRI strength and conditioning areas through education of proper weight training techniques, proper fitness equipment use, and enforcement of all CRI policies and procedures, as well as maintaining cleanliness of all strength and conditioning areas.

Courtney Wilkins


Name: Courtney Wilkins
Classification: Senior
Position at CRI: Fitness supervisor

How long have you been employed with CRI?
Three years

What is a day on the job like for you?
I get to show people how to use the weight machines, spot them when they are lifting, and hear a lot of funny stories. It is fun to meet new people, and knowing I have a small impact on their lives.

What is your favorite part of working here?
I really enjoy upholding the reputation of CRI.

Intramural Sports
An Intramural Sports Scorekeeper is responsible for assisting in the game management and administration of intramural sports including flag football, basketball, softball, and other activities. Scorekeepers assist in managing and overseeing recreational facilities in order to provide a safe and enjoyable recreational atmosphere for intramural participants.

Dawn Hopson and Michelle Johnson


Name: Dawn Hopson & Michelle Johnson
Classification: Sophomore & Junior
Position at CRI: Intramural Scorekeepers

How long have you been employed with CRI?
Two years

What is a day on the job like for you?
It’s really fun. There is a lot of interaction with players. We sign them in and make sure the games are going smoothly. For a lot of sports, we interact with the referees throughout the games. It’s fun because we get to meet so many people. Both of us really like sports, and we get to watch sports every day on the job.

What is your favorite part of working here?
The people in and outside Intramural Sports. CRI is like a huge family. We all joke around and have fun at work.

Marketing
The Public Relations assistant position will represent CRI at campus events, in print media, and other special events as needed. In addition, successful candidates will also represent CRI at Open Houses and other special events.

Michelle Vegliante


Name: Michelle Vegliante
Classification: Senior
Position at CRI: Public Relations Assistant

How long have you been employed with CRI?
Two years

What is a day on the job like for you?
I update the signs in the RAC, write articles for the CRI spread in the George Anne, write the text for posters, maintain the CRI blog, and take pictures of our events.

What is your favorite part of working here?
Getting experience in Public Relations. That is my major, so this job is beneficial and fun.

Southern Adventures
The purpose of a Southern Adventures attendant is to provide superior customer service to all rental center, climbing wall, and challenge course patrons.

Michael Whitehair


Name: Michael Whitehair
Classification: Senior
Position at CRI: Southern Adventures Attendant

How long have you been employed with CRI?
Three years

What is a day on the job like for you?
Awesome! I learn a lot everyday while working. I learn about business skills, and also about the outdoors. I have a lot of interaction with people on trips and the challenge course.

What is your favorite part of working here?
My favorite part is working with people and getting to go on and leading trips.

Now that you have seen what it is like to work at CRI, you may be wondering how to apply.

How to apply online:
1. Go to the Student Employment Center Website
2. Click on Search Postings
3. Search positions
4. Apply
*Note that all positions require a cover letter, resume and application.

Good luck!

Club Sports Team of the Month: Wrestling

CRI has a new title we are giving out to deserving Club Sports called the “Club Sport of The Month.” This month, the title has been given to the Georgia Southern Club Wrestling Team, who has been working nonstop in preparation for their upcoming championship competitions.

So what is the Club Wrestling Team all about? I interviewed the coach of Club Wrestling, Coach William Dennis Hurst to find out just what makes this team so special.

Hurst wrestled throughout high school and received a wrestling scholarship from Marion Military Institute in Marion, AL, where he was named All- American. For the past three years, Hurst has coached the Club Wrestling Team.

When was the Club Wrestling team established?
It was initially established in 1997. The club disbanded, but I restarted it in 2008.

How often do you practice?
The team practices two hours a day, Monday through Friday, at the RAC to prepare for the season.

Club Wrestling Team

How long is your season?
The season begins on the first day of classes in August and concludes with Nationals during March.

Does the wrestling team travel a lot?
The wrestling team is part of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA). When Georgia Southern’s wrestling team was first founded, there were only fifteen schools in NCWA. Now there are over 120 schools across the country. This allows for the team to compete with contenders in many different states. Nationals are also in various locations. In recent years, they have been in Michigan, Texas, and Virginia. Traveling is a major component of this club sport.

What upcoming competitions are you preparing for?
The Southern Conference Championship from February 25-27th in Florida, and the National Collegiate Championship from March 11- 13th.

Does your team have any achievements the team is especially proud of?
The team’s hard practices have paid off. The team earned 12th place at Nationals this season. Last season we had our first National Champion and first Georgia Southern All-American, Brooks Pendleton.

Where can students go if they are interested in joining the team?
If you are interested in joining the Club Wrestling Team, try-outs are the first week of classes in the fall semester. You can find contact information for the coach at this link:
http://www.ncwa.net/teams?school=126

Club Wrestling Team