Pros: challenging, personally rewarding, variety
Cons: inefficient department management practices, unclear/ unfocused short and long term goals, dishonesty, lack of integrity
I had a great time working with students, helping resolve issues that range from class schedules, course credits, internships and employment to how they might eat for the next few days.
It was enlightening and rewarding as I was able to make an impact and see that impact in our young adults. I learned the power of knowledge, communication, cooperation, – more... leadership and taking initiative. I took the initiative to inquire, post, and provide information to all students in regards to external internships, employment opportunities, that students could not find in the career assistance office. I also worked with personnel in that office to better commuicate such opportunities to all students, not just the ones specific to my department at that time.
I assisted with helping students engage individuals of influence not only in their respective professions but also within the school that could help provide knowledge and wisdom to further their careers.
The hardest part of job came towards the end when management started with vast changes that disrupted or severely crippled daily process. With such uncertainty, unclear structure or direction, mass resignations, and untrained/ unqualified individuals stepping into management roles without having the proper experience or knowledge which resulted in creating a disruptive, hostile, and volatile work environment. – less