It doesn’t come as a surprise to me when I hear University Recreation (UREC) is one of the largest student employers on the WSU Pullman campus. But sometimes I’m surprised by the variety of jobs offered to students. For instance, Bryan Mclaughlin works for the UREC Marketing Department. Okay, so that one isn’t too surprising because that’s my department too, but we’ll periodically post about different UREC employees and what their jobs involve. For now I’ll just expand on my co-workers duties and how UREC plays a role in his life.
As I swiveled around to the cubicle on my left to interview Bryan I noticed him concentrating on a project in Adobe InDesign and I almost lost my nerve. InDesign is foreign software to me and I don’t know how much focus is needed to successfully finish a project. There was no need to worry, as I started to ask if this was a good time he swiveled around with a smile to agree. I began with a descriptive question about his duties, which turned out to be a bit harder to answer than I assumed, there are so many different aspects to his job but so as his final answer he said, “I create an official look for UREC, by designing a template for the facility signs.” Bryan hasn’t always done the same job with UREC; however it has been his only employer while at WSU. Bryan’s 2 years of work for UREC also include time spent with membership.
Outside of work Bryan spends a big chunk of his time being active. “Fitness plays a huge role in keeping me mentally and emotionally balanced, being an athlete I participate in a lot of physical activities.” You can find him outside running, playing soccer or throwing around the Frisbee.
Nothing lit up his face more than talking about outdoor adventures. Bryan appreciates exploring the outdoors by, “Going on overnight hiking trips, outdoor camping, that kind of thing.&rd... [More]