Interview with Foodora Rider Alex Sievewright

Alex Sievewright
Alex Sievewright

Working during college has many benefits. Many students feel that taking on a part-time job will distract from their studies at school. It can seem overwhelming to take on a part-time or full-time job while going to school, but it is possible to do this. The choice to work during college. Although it does take extra effort to hold down a job and still get good grades, you can do it.

Planning a college budget can help you determine how much you will need to work to make ends meet. Finding a killer college job will help you to earn more and give you valuable experience. If you really do not want to work during the school year, you will need to make the most of your summer job and choose your college wisely.

Many students are surprised that their grades increase when they begin working part-time. This is a result of learning to organize and plan your study time effectively. The added focus can make the difference between an A and a B. You may need to find the point where this is most effective for you. Some people can handle thirty hours a week; some people can only handle twenty hours a week. Your stress should not be so great that it is a distraction, and you should still be able to stay on top of all your projects.

Foodora offers students balanced work life without affecting your school schedule here is our recent interview with Alex Sievewright Foodora’s Rider in Toronto

Q: Hi Alex, welcome to University Magazine, please tell me about yourself?

A: Well, I will start by saying I am 26 and living in downtown Toronto after relocating here about 4 years ago from Victoria BC. I’m in my last semester of the Business Marketing program at George Brown and will hopefully be attending Ryerson next September to complete my BCOMM. When I first visited Toronto about 7 years ago on tour I instantly fell in love with the culture and neighborhoods of the city and decided it was somewhere I had to live when I was done with music.

Q: Why did you choose to work for foodora? 

A: I was finishing up my internship from school and was getting ready to start a summer semester at school. I had a roommate that used to deliver for the company Hurrior before it was acquired by Foodora and she only had good things to say about the company. I was also in a really bad place for physical health and hated going to the gym so making money while working out on a bike seemed like the perfect fit for me!

Q: How do you balance work for foodora and going to school? 

A: I’m currently taking 8 classes at school right now so it’s busy but balancing the two is very easy. foodora lets you set your own schedule for the week which makes it extremely easy to pick and choose all the shifts you want to work and allows you to cancel them if things come up.

Q: How have customers responded to you? 

A: Customers are usually very happy to see me because I’m bringing them food! I have also had many customers offer me water or a towel feeling bad when I show up soaking wet from the rain.

Q: What is the advantage of working for foodora? 

A: There are tons! Amazing pay, flexible scheduling and exercise have to be at the top of the list

Q: What is the most interesting event you experienced while working? 

A: Nothing too crazy yet, but I have heard some stories from other riders along the same lines of great customers offering drinks and such. If you are using a bike though watch out for the drivers on the road and be smart about following the rules of the road as well.

Q: What is your future career plan and what skills have you gained from working for foodora? 

A: As I mentioned before I will be finishing up at George Brown this December and Ryerson in September. Between that, I plan on traveling to Thailand for a few months and renovating a home I’ll be purchasing. After I get my BCOMM I plan to work in an advertising company and seeing where it takes me. Working for foodora has taught me to work alone to be financially successful. Since you have to set your own schedules, sometimes it makes it challenging to work if you’re lazy that day. Having a job like this gives me self-motivation and independence.

Q: What is your biggest challenge with working for foodora? 

A: Going from the waterfront up to Bloor for a delivery… ha

Q: How did you find out about foodora? 

A: Through word of mouth and out of home advertising as a customer and as an employee from my old roommate

Foodora Is currently hiring in the following cities, Toronto, Quebec City, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver in numerous positions from Partner Care, Rider, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Key Account Management, Human Resource, Dispatching/ Logistics, Customer Service, Brand Ambassador

This is an excellent opportunity for students to work your way up the chain, or in another word, good place to start

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