A Few Good Students (Actually, 100 of Them)

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October 2, 2018

It’s no secret that Bridgewater State University opens doors that lead to student success. With the holiday season fast approaching, the university is offering an opportunity for students to earn extra money and gain experience in areas such as logistics, human resources, quality control, information technology, manufacturing and leadership. 

In conjunction with FujiFilm, CAG Logistics Management Services is looking to hire 100 students after Thanksgiving and over the break to work expanded hours and weekends in its Plymouth facility.  

“The hours are flexible and we will try to work around each student’s schedule as much as we can,” said Kasey Ritz, ’18, CAG human resource manager.

Ritz will be set up in the East Campus Commons on Wednesday, Oct. 3, and Thursday Oct. 11, from 10a.m. to 2p.m. on both days, to field questions and take applications. 

FujiFilm Director of Operations Thomas F. Collins said interested students can expect to work in a stimulating, fast-paced manufacturing and fulfillment environment. 

On-the-job training is also provided.

 “We are looking for people to step up and be leaders because there are definitely going to be leadership opportunities that take place,” Collins said. 

If hired, students will perform multiple tasks that include producing 8,000 ceramic mugs and 8,000 ornaments per-day that are ordered through Shutterfly and produced by FujiFilms. 

“You will be creating customers’ memories,” Collins said. 

Ritz was hired in June to oversee the hiring of all personnel, including seasonal staff. Students looking to nab one of the part-time jobs are encouraged to meet with her when she is recruiting on campus. 

“I never would have thought about going into manufacturing, but it’s been a great learning experience,” Ritz said. “It’s a different type of opportunity.” 

The hourly rate is $13 with potential bonuses for working throughout the holiday season. Transportation will be made available to and from the BSU campus. 

Students interested in applying but unable to meet Ritz during her campus visits, can email her directly at kasey.ritz.contractor@fujifilm.com.  

Being able to offer this opportunity to BSU students is one the reasons CAG owner Philip DeSilva, ’85 opened up shop in Plymouth. 

The move to Plymouth came together after elite donors Bruce, ’68, and Patricia A. (QuinnBartlett, ’67, generously donated the 25 acres of land and buildings on Industrial Park Road, where the CAG fulfillment center is housed.

“As a student at Bridgewater, I learned great leadership skills. My success has everything to do with those early lessons. I wanted to see how I could help my alma mater, and that’s been my philosophy for a while,” DeSilva said.  (Story by Heather Harris Michonski, University News)