Student Staff Spotlight: Kelly Schulte

Student Staff Spotlight: Kelly Schulte

Kelly Schulte is a senior psychology major from Youngsville, North Carolina. She is a student supervisor in the housekeeping department at the Carolina Union. Her job consists of taking care of the trash, cleaning the restrooms, wiping down glass, and wiping up the occasional spill. As a student supervisor, she schedules meetings and coordinates with other departments. Learn more about her below!

How did you get your job?
I am a work study student, so I went on JobX and applied through the JobX system.

What have you learned?
I think this job definitely builds character. I know I don’t have the most glamorous job but I think it’s definitely made me more aware of my everyday actions. For example, I’m very conscious not to put my fingerprints on glass doors.  

How is your job preparing you for the next step in your career?
I want to become a high school counselor, and I think it’s helped me develop important skills like patience, being able to coordinate tasks, flexibility, stuff like that.

What do you like about working at the Union?
I really enjoy this space, especially the upstairs lounge areas. They’re really nice. I especially enjoy the people I work with and I’m glad I’m able to help out with the full-time staff, since a lot of a student housekeeping role is to be able to alleviate some of the pressure that they have with their jobs.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself!
It may not look like it, but I really enjoy weightlifting. I’ve been doing it for about two and a half years now and it’s really helped boost my self-confidence. I really just enjoy feeling fit and getting stronger.

Interested in applying to work at the Union? You can find an overview of the careers offered at https://carolinaunion.unc.edu/get-involved/employment/job-opportunities.