Professional love at first sight

Falling in love while studying at cégep is common, but it also happens when working there too!

Nathalie Lussier1 fell in love with her work environment as soon as she set foot there almost 10 years ago. « It was love at first sight, » she recalls. An administrative support officer at Cégep de Granby, she began her career at the library. « I had direct contact with students, faculty, external clients, and all other staff members, » she says.

Diverse and interesting tasks

In a relaxed atmosphere and with the desire to help everyone, Nathalie Lussier’s first two years of work went by fast.

“Seven years ago, I applied to my current job in finance, an area I was familiar with. My days now consist of processing invoices, travel expenses, refund requests, and so on. I also produce various invoices for employees and for cégep clients. Plus I’m responsible for parking stickers,” she says.

Every day presents a lot of challenges. “That’s what makes my work interesting and motivating. Through administrative tasks, I’ve also kept in touch with students by supporting them in their international or humanitarian projects. I guide them with fundraisers or I handle their deposits or payments for airline tickets, for example.”

Staying involved

Although the office work has distanced her from student services and staff, the cégep provides her with opportunities to get involved in various events: graduation, open houses, shows, and more.

« I love what I do and I love my work environment!” she concludes.


1 Nathalie Lussier is a member of the Syndicat du personnel de soutien du Cégep de Granby – Haute-Yamaska (CSQ).


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