Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

UT System Office of Governmental Relations

Fall 2016  

Position: OGR Student Associate      
Student: Government Senior

Each day I arrive to the office is a “new” day in that I do not know what to expect. However, I do have certain duties I complete routinely while being prepared for whatever else gets thrown my way by my supervisor or the other staffers. A large part of the job is being able to take care of administrative duties so that the staffers can focus on their specific jobs. I have my own desk in a cubicle with all the equipment I need to complete my daily tasks such as a computer, laptop and phone. I also have access to a printer/scanner/copier.

Each morning when I arrive at 8 AM, I check my email to see if there have been any tasks assigned from the previous day. Next I get the mail and get it to the appropriate recipient. I then refill the printer paper trays. I also assist with answering the phones. From there, I have daily duties such as updating the calendar with legislative hearings, scanning articles for staff emails, printing press clips, assisting with ongoing research projects, and transporting staffers to meetings around Austin. I also participate in weekly staff meetings where all of the staff updates the Vice Chancellor on current projects.

I have assisted with several long term projects during my time in the office. Most recently, I helped to update all of the background information for the Texas legislative membership. This required find their education information, profession, and current address. I also worked on a research project regarding the Governor’s technology innovation program in Texas.


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    Austin, Texas 78712-1508
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