On-campus employees share how they spread the spirit of Aloha on the clock

Written by: 
Gosuke Kawano

Eight on-campus student employees, who were nominated through a post on the Facebook page “I LOVE BYU HAWAII,” share how they spread positivity on the clock.

Clint Haig

Library Assistant

A senior from Arizona majoring in history education:

 

Effort

He said his work ethic includes being happy and honest, which is something his parents taught him.

 

Goal at the workplace

“As long as there is work to be done, get it done.”

 

Professionalism

“Don’t get worked up over things. Keep a cool head, be polite and respectful.”

 

What would you like students to know about you

“I’m comfortable having conversations, debates, I like to talk about stuff, ideas, movies and anything.” He encourages students to take a look at the inter library loan where they can search resources for assignments.

Molly McKeon

Aloha Center Events Supervisor

A senior from South Jordan, Utah, majoring in international cultural studies:

 

Effort

“I say the morning-prayer and pray for a good attitude. I try to be happier and optimistic and hope to uplift people.”

 

Goal at the workplace

“Making people feel welcomed and comfortable”

 

Professionalism

“Showing up and being pleasant wherever you are…Present and pleasant.”

 

What do you want students to know about you

“I just hope people would feel comfortable talking to me.”

Chan Tsing Nam

Media Services Technicians

A sophomore from Hong Kong majoring in international cultural studies:

 

Effort

“I work the best I can and always smile.”

 

Goal at the workplace

He said he would like to help his coworkers have great experiences learning about the workplace.

 

Professionalism

“To do all you can and provide the best service you can and go extra mile.”

 

What would you like students to know about you

He wants to be the kind of person who can give a sense of happiness to those who work and also stop by his office.

Noelle Oldham

General Helper (Seasider)

A junior from Florida majoring in interdisciplinary studies:

 

Effort

“Doing what I need to do and also adding to the fun.”

 

Goal at the workplace

“Take on leadership aspects. If I were able to so, I could figure out how I could lead [others] in order to help them become more. Not only to be able to know what they are going to do, but also to be able to teach them how to have fun with the job and customers and bring customer back.”

 

Professionalism

She said knowing the difference between goofing off and having fun is the key to becoming a professional.

 

What would you like STUDENTS to know about you

“I want to bring fun and happiness to the Seasider.”

Ameila Fish

Former Aloha Center Student Supervisor

BYUH alumna from South Carolina:

 

Effort

“This last year I have been into podcasts, wanting to learn everything possible about business, marketing, psychology, and consumer behavior. I’m learning a new language thanks to the library program Mango. I have studied the Lead Like the Savior Program. I write down weekly what I thought I did well and where I can improve. Attending the temple is at the core of being a good worker to me, because it makes me feel balanced and the best version of myself.”

 

Goal at the workplace

“I bought a calendar, and I have mini goals for each day, and bigger monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals. I color code everything. Pomelo Travel was established three years ago, and we are working towards this being our biggest year yet. Our biggest goal is to be able to help more people travel affordably.”

 

What would you like students to know about you

“I’m caring and I follow two philosophies every day that has helped me every step of the way: One from President Hinckley: ‘Our lives, given to us by God our Father, are to be used in the service of others. If we will give such service, our days will be filled with joy and gladness.’  The other is from Ghandi: ‘A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is a part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.’”

Sam Capitan

Student Manager (Cafeteria)

A sophomore from Utah majoring in marketing:

 

Effort

Capitan learned customer service skills by providing a “good first impression” from his previous job as a salesman.

 

Goal at the workplace

“Lead by example so that workers here can have a positive attitude.”

 

Professionalism

“Good ethics and a good attitude.”

 

What would you like students to know about you

“Don’t be shy. I’m very outgoing, which makes me easier to talk to. I’m here to be your friend.”

Edward Wong

Student Cook (Seasider)

A sophomore from Hong Kong majoring in marketing:

 

Effort

“You need to love your job. If you love it, you would put in your efforts to do it.”

 

Goal at the workplace

He would like to make the quality of the Seasider food better.

 

Professionalism

“To become a master of something.” As a chef, he said he needs to know a lot about food and its safety.

 

What would you like students to know about you

“If you’re sick of the cafeteria, just come to Seasider and get something.”

 

AeHyun Jung

Aloha Center Events Staff

A senior from South Korea majoring in psychology:

 

Effort

“I just want to be friends with everyone. If I [were] at the information desk and grumpy, I don’t think anyone would come here to get information.”

 

Goal at the workplace

“Be friendly to everyone.”

 

Professionalism

“To be able to come up with flexible solutions.”

 

What would you like students to know about you

“I think I can make people feel comfortable. If they can come for complaints, I think I can listen to their complaints.”

Date Published: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Last Edited: 
Saturday, November 11, 2017

NOTE: This article's online publication was delayed because it was featured in the Nov. 2017 print issue.