A guide to being a student aide


by Samantha Velarde

Tristan Meadiola, a student aide tends to the printer.

Cameon Murguia, Reporter

Student aide is a position that many students are not aware of. It is for students to assist counselors, clerks and secretaries. 

“You need to have all your credits and space in your schedule,” student aide Melanie Hernandez said. “(You have to be) a senior in order to be a student aide.”

When students are placed as a student aide they help in the library and they  deliver papers and schedules.

“(Student aides do) hands-on work in the office, alphabetize work, check for deliveries, paperwork and anything else assigned,” counselor’s clerk Yvette Marin said.

Being a student aide means getting to know the people they work with.

 “You get to work directly with the counselors, develop friendships and get to know the counselor personally,” Hernandez said. 

Being a student aide has its pros and cons.

“You get to work directly with (administration). (But) you don’t get paid or (get) a grade for it,” Hernandez said. 

A  student aide position can help build a resume.

“If you’ve done all your credits and classes (you get) work experience. You learn about being on time, and responsibility,” Marin said. 

Being a student aide does not give you credit.

 “I think it helps you talk to other adults. I think it’s a lot about confidence. It doesn’t give you credit, and if you’re top ten it’s hard to get it because you don’t get credit,” counselor Yasmin Villa said.