Who is URSU? Craige Will (he/him) Owl Bar Manager

Craige Will (he/him) Owl Bar Manager smiles at the camera while sitting in front of a black backdrop during staff photos.

Craige Will (he/him) Owl Bar Manager smiles at the camera while sitting in front of a black backdrop during staff photos.

What is your position at the University of Regina Students’ Union?

I am the Bar Manager here at The Owl, the campus restaurant and bar run by the Students’ Union. 

What does your week usually involve in regards to work?

I run the day-to-day operations of The Owl and providing top-notch service to students and faculty is my top priority. This includes making sure everything we do goes off without a hitch.  If it is either an average day or one of the many events we host, I need to make sure we have proper staffing and inventory. I also spend time each day mentoring students in the art of hospitality.

Are you a student? If so, what year of study and what field?

I am a former University of Regina student who graduated in 2009 with a double major in Economics and Political Science.

How will this job help you in that field in the future and right now?

Through URSU I am developing my managerial skills, I am continuing to take self-improvement training classes to make me the best leader I could be. Combined with learning the operations of a non-profit, working with URSU is giving me all the tools to succeed in whatever I do. 

What do you like the most about your job?

Getting to work with the students and the fact no two days are the same are my favourite parts of the job. Every day is different and every day allows me to have a different impact on students’ lives.  

What do you like most about working at URSU?

All the people I get to interact with on a daily basis, which includes the students and the faculty who come into The Owl to all the amazing staff working for URSU.

What are the biggest challenges or obstacles?

The biggest challenges and obstacles to the job are also what I enjoy most. No two days are the same and the priorities of the day can switch at the drop of a hat. You must be able to adapt and think on your feet if you want to be a success.

How does your work benefit the students of the University of Regina and its Federated Colleges? How does it benefit the community?

I run a safe space that allows students to come and study or to unwind with good food and drink with their fellow classmates. We offer multiple forms of programming throughout the school year that engages all students.  

What have you learned during your time working with URSU?

Working with URSU has allowed me to develop my interpersonal and management skills. As well as learning the inner workings of non-profit organizations. URSU has made me a better manager and person.

Visit ursu.ca/job to view available employment opportunities from your University of Regina Students’ Union.

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