A Day in the Life of a Student Worker: Christina Johnson 

by Christina Johnson

CSU student worker at help desk

My name is Christina Johnson and I am a third-year student majoring in Journalism & Media Communications with a minor in information science and technology with a concentration in computer information systems. I work at the Morgan Library Help Desk, in Creative Services at Rocky Mountain Student Media, and as a resident assistant on campus.  

Student taking a selfie in a mirrorreally enjoy being busy, but I’ve definitely learned how to fit my friends into my chaotic schedule. I look forward to graduating and applying for jobs or internships that will give me the opportunity to travel the globe. I hope to then get my graduate degree in information technology or technical writing. 

7:30-8:30 a.m.

My Tuesdays are super busy. Woke up and got ready to leave my residence hall room by 8:30. 

8:309 a.m.

student holding chai drink

I grabbed my chai tea latte at Ram’s Horn Express. I slipped and fell on some black ice, but somehow didn’t spill my chai! 

9 a.m.-noon

I work at the Help Desk at the Morgan Library. I’m always able to do my homework, but my coworkers and supervisors are much more interesting. They make my job so much fun! My typical schedule only has me working until 11 a.m., but my first class got cancelled so I was able to pick up a shift for another hour.  

student ready to eat a takeout meal

12-12:30 p.m.

I’m so glad I actually had time for a quick lunch at Braiden Dining Hall!  

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Time for what would be my second class of the day. Social distancing and distance learners means that there are 10 students in the classroom right now. Better than the four that showed up last week! 

2-4:30 p.m.

Hung out with a frienwhile we worked! I got to work on the layout for my weekly feature for CSU Life titled “Keepin’ Busy.”  

student with mask4:30-6 p.m.


6-7:30 p.m.

Gym time!  

7:30-9:30 p.m.

I attended my weekly Resident Assistant meeting on video chat and started a movie for my residents on Netflix Party. I think I’ve gotten the hang of multitasking quite well. 

laptop, iPad, and half an avacado on a desk

9:30-10 p.m

Getting ready for bed and I just want to go to sleep. 

10 p.m.-???

Get some reading in before waking up to do it all over again.