Best place to work on campus: Housing

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Because of an editor oversight, Housing’s Best of Murray win was not printed in our March 10 edition. We apologize for the error. Congratulations to all winners and thank you to those who voted!

By Alicia Steele

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The housing department was voted “best place to work on campus” by the Murray State community because of its close staff in each residential college, and the amount of return from each job.

Housing offers a variety of jobs to students including being a residential adviser (RA), a day desk clerk, a night desk clerk, a housing office worker and a maintenance handyman.

Kristopher Cowan, residential advisor in Elizabeth College, said while working as an RA he is able to work in a fast-paced environment in which he learns something new every day.

“It helps you get out of your comfort zone and find out who you truly are,” Cowan said.

Cowan said he enjoys getting to know his residents and making an impact in their lives, and he enjoys working with his fellow staff.

“I have a fantastic staff that I work with that I wouldn’t trade for the world,” Cowan said. “Your staff members become some of your best friends and you all feel like one big family that would go and do anything for one another.”