The FSDB Career Development Department selects a Student Employee of the Month each month. Students in the after-school campus work program will be chosen based on their excellent work ethic in their respective paid positions on campus after school.
For November, we are recognizing Shawn Corbett, a continuing education student in the Deaf Department who works as an A/V Production Technician. Here is what his supervisor, Scott Botelho had to say about Shawn:
“I was out sick a bit last month as well as having several scheduling conflicts that made me have to split the crew and work in separate locations from them. Shawn picked up the slack of me not being there and ran the crew like a true professional. Even when I was home sick, I was included in all the group messages and was able to see how well he coordinated the rest of his peers. Shawn has seniority on my team and his knowledge of how the operations work and the respect of his fellow student workers truly shows in his effectiveness to run the team in my absence. I am truly proud of the work he did for both me this past month doing AV Productions and filling in with the Recreation Department as needed. Shawn has come a long way and is an essential part of my crew.”
Employee Spotlight Interview with Shawn
Why did you want to work for A/V Production?
I like to work in teams. I like live streaming and because of my future career in construction, I would like to gain more experience in working with technology.
How do you balance your career and education?
When I finish working at 8:45, the first thing I do when I get to my apartment is complete my duties. Next, I either cook my dinner or eat what is already prepared for me by my roommates. If I have any assignments due, I work on them then I get ready for bed for a new day!
What advice do you have for students who want to work on campus?
I would tell them to be safe and to make sure they do what you are responsible for. I would also say to always communicate with your supervisor.
What do you find most challenging about your job?
For me, there are not any challenges. That is why I love my job!
What do you like most about your job?
I like to work every day and I like to get to know my co-workers' skills and experience to gain knowledge.
What are your plans after FSDB?
I plan to attend Santa Fe College to major in construction management. I also plan to work at a restaurant at the same time.
If you could choose one food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Buffalo chicken sandwich from Huey's Magoo's for sure!
If you could meet anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
I would love to meet Elon Musk, the owner of Telsa. He is awesome with technology. One thing I love about him is when he makes a mistake, he does not give up. I like that mindset.
If you could choose a superpower, what would you choose and why?
Speed like Flash! I like to be a fast worker.
About the After School Campus Work Program
The FSDB After School Campus Work Program provides additional Career Development opportunities to FSDB students (16+) through a structured campus work program delivered outside the academic day. Students 16 years of age or older will have the opportunity to apply for vacant positions. Students go through a competitive hiring process. They review job postings that include a detailed job description, essential functions, and qualifications.
The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind is a tuition-free state public school in historic St. Augustine, available to eligible pre-K and K-12 students who are deaf/hard of hearing, blind/visually impaired or deafblind. The FSDB experience gives students the edge to do more, be more, and achieve more, fulfilling our vision of preparing them for a lifetime of success. Early intervention and outreach services are also available throughout the state of Florida. Private donations help to support programs that directly benefit students which are not covered by state funds. To inquire about enrollment, contact Parent Services at 904-827-2212 or 904-201-4527 VP. To schedule a campus tour, contact Outreach Services at bit.ly/fsdbtours. For more information, visit fsdbk12.org.