If you walk into a Gannon building at night you will most likely see a man or women wearing a reflective yellow vest. No, the building is not under construction. It is a student worker for the Gannon University Escort Service Team (GUEST).
GUEST workers are positioned across campus at night, and they will kindly walk you between buildings if you feel uncomfortable walking alone. Mike Nelson, a senior pre-med major, is a member of GUEST. We asked him a few questions about his job.
What do you like most about your job?
I like that I am able to study while I work, generally uninterrupted for five hours straight.
When and where do you work?
I work 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays in Palumbo and North Hall respectively.
What’s one thing you don’t like about your job?
Working until midnight makes it tough to get enough sleep before class on school nights.
What’s the oddest thing that has happened while on duty?
A man that I suspect is a professor at Gannon watched an NFL game with me on my laptop on Thursday night in Palumbo. His name is Stan – good person!
What type of people would be good at your job?
Anyone that is eligible for work study could be effective as a GUEST. There is a wide range of people that currently work for GUEST.
Is there anything rewarding about your job?
I am basically forced to study for five hours straight, which is nice at times.