Sidney Mills

Get to know Sidney Mills, one of OSE's February 2023 Student Employees of the Month! Sidney is a double major in medical sociology and psychology and currently serves as the student employment program assistant at IU Indianapolis' Campus Center.

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What tips do you have for other students who are searching for a part-time position?

Searching for a part-time position can be frustrating after the semester begins, but don't lose hope! Keep an eye out on Handshake for any openings that may appear and be sure to read through the full job description before hitting the apply button. When heading into the interview—even if you apply for multiple positions—be sure you know which position you are interviewing for and why.

What tips would you provide to other students on how to get the most out of their work experience?

To get the most out of your work experience, I believe it to be important to have fun and open conversations with peers and team members. Don't be afraid to start a conversation with someone new and ask them about their journey. It is also important to be innovative with solutions to problems that may arise, and make suggestions when you see fit!

What advice would you give someone who is trying to gain experience for their future career?

Take the knowledge you are gaining from your courses and incorporate them into your position, make suggestions when you notice there is room for improvement, and listen to advice from mentors who are in the field.