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It's Summer - Why Am I Not Home?

by Nick Rush | Jun 07, 2017

Out of all the things I could do after my first year in college – go back some and spend time with friends and family, take a couple of vacations, etc. – I decided to stay on campus to work and play baseball. Since few people do this, I figured I would say what I do weekly in case any of you consider it in the future!

I work through Conference Services as a Conference Assistant. This is a full-time job with some pretty odd hours at times. As a CA, I help set up for camps that come to campus for a few days. I make beds, sit at the front desk in case they need anything, drive golf carts, work tables, and really do anything that the campers need me to. These responsibilities are why I have odd hours. For example, these were my hours for one day: 8:30am-9:15am, 10am-12pm, 2pm-6:30pm, 8pm-8:45pm, and 11:30pm-1am. Sooo yeah, told you there are odd hours. Sometimes I may only get 3-4 hours per day, but on days like that I can get 10 hours. Us CA’s can work any day of the week at any time of day; I kind of like not having a set schedule because it makes things more interesting.

I do have the privilege of having the weekends off so I can play baseball, which is one of the reasons why I chose to get a summer job on campus. I play on the Summit City Sluggers college team that is based out of Fort Wayne. The team has 4 other players from MU and the rest vary from other colleges in the area. This past weekend was actually our first 4 games as a team, and the games last until the end of July!

All of that is the reason I decided to stay here for the summer. Aside from all that stuff, I’m helping Admissions as an Ambassador like I do during the school year, so I’m also helping give tours! During my free time I like to work out, play guitar, and I’ve been watching a lot of Law & Order SVU recently which has taken up much of my time. I will be on campus until the first or second week of August, until my CA job and baseball ends, then I will go back home to Terre Haute until school starts back up.


Nick Rush ’20 is studying Sports Management and plans on minoring in another business area. He plays baseball for MU, and he plans on working in the sports industry after graduation.

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