The Pollak Library and Irvine Campus Library are among the largest employers of student assistants at Cal State Fullerton. We have a long history of recruiting and mentoring talented students from across all majors, and are now actively engaged in the campus-wide strategic goal of developing High Impact Practices (HIPs) for these students to help them better succeed in their educational and professional goals. The work they do for us is invaluable, and our libraries could not deliver the high level of services we provide to our campus community and the public without their efforts and expertise.
Meet Lead Graphic Design Student Assistant Karen Vazquez!
What is your name and student job title?
My name is Karen Vazquez and my job title is Lead Graphic Design Student Assistant.
In what section or unit of the Pollak Library do you work?
My team, the Library Marketing Team, is part of Library Administration, located in the 2nd Floor of Library South.
What is your student job in a nutshell?
I’ve created numerous marketing and advertising materials, and participate in the re-branding of our library. Duties include updating our Pollak Library website with new graphics, creating new promotional materials daily for our upcoming exhibits and events inside our library.
What are you working on right now?
I am currently working on new visuals to promote the library’s many great resources that other students may not be aware of that are free and accessible, and branding a new Faculty Talk Series that is coming this Spring Semester.
How long have you been at the Pollak Library?
I have been working at the Pollak Library a little over a year.
Have you held any other jobs with Cal State Fullerton?
No, this would be my first campus job.
Do you have a favorite accomplishment at the Pollak Library?
My favorite accomplishment at the Pollak Library would have to be finishing a project successfully each and every time.
What are your major/degree and/or graduate field, and intended date of completion for your current degree?
I am an Arts Major and my concentration is Graphic and Interactive Design. I am expected to graduate in May 2018.
What career/s are you interested in?
I enjoy all aspects of design but I would be interested in having a career in Entertainment, Branding, or UI/UX Design.
Has your student work at the Pollak Library helped prepare you for your future career field?
Working at the Pollak Library has helped with my time management and team building skills that will help prepare me for my future career.
What are your passions or interests outside of work and school?
Outside of work and school I love to travel when I can. I always try to make it a goal to travel outside of the country every two years. Besides that, I enjoy eating out with my friends and catching up on life.
What is the last book you read, or the last book you loved?
The last book I read was Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker by Gregory Maguire.