ASAP Evening / Weekend Assistant & Database Coordinator,
Borough of Manhattan Community College ASAP
When did you join ASAP?
I joined ASAP in October of 2010.
What does your job entail on a daily basis?
On a typical workday I can be found in my cubicle entering student data into our database or helping a student when it comes to appointments; queries about classes; professor, faculty feedback; and tutoring hours. I also try to help the advisors when they need help in pulling data and any technical issues.
What has been the most rewarding thing about working at ASAP?
The most rewarding thing about working at ASAP is helping the staff by making the workflow more efficient, thus allowing them to give more attention to the students’ needs.
What, in your opinion, makes ASAP unique?
I really think that ASAP is unique in that it provides a personal connection between staff and students. And I think that personal attention motivates students to perform better academically. I know that when I was in college I wished that there had been a service like ASAP for me.
Why do you think ASAP is important?
ASAP is important because it really does act as a guide for students in their college career—not to mention the financial benefits that ASAP offers to its students.
How has working at ASAP impacted you?
While working at ASAP I have built personal and professional relationships with the staff and students. I enjoy helping the students academically and technically in any way possible. I feel a sense of fulfillment when I direct a student to a service that helps them in some way.
What is one of the most memorable moments you’ve had while working at ASAP?
When I came up with the initial concept for our ASAP database. It was highly praised by the staff and when they got to see a working prototype I felt that I had impacted ASAP in a significant way.