Recycling Associate (Current Employee) – 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 – August 25, 2015
A Beautiful Place to work at. Great Management. Decent amount of politics. Through the years I have learned good Customers Service lessons. I have learned problem solving skills, and analytic skills. Most difficult part of this job handling clients that are students. American University is a wonderful place to work at.
Training, Classes, Good Management, Good Benefits.
Laboratory Internship (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 10, 2018
Typically I would go in and work on the main project which was testing different water runoff from DC fire stations. Some days I would take on tasks from other laboratory work that my internship professor needed help with. Although I was interested in the projects I was working on, I found the solitary nature of the work dissatisfying. The overall experience was positive but I would prefer more group work.
hands on learning experience, realized a laboratory job was not for me, and liked seeing how the research directly contributed to the DC community
FINANCIAL AID ADMINISTRATOR (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – January 3, 2018
-Healthy environment with family like culture -Upper management is willing to listen, consider and implement ideas of subordinate staff -Pleasure working together as a team to accomplish office and university goals
Professor (Former Employee) – Washington City, DC – December 28, 2017
American University is a good mid-tier university, with many talented and interesting faculty and a strong engagement with public affairs. TA's are provided for adjuncts, and interacting with undergrads is great, but the pay is abysmal.
Part time Instructional Technology Professor (Former Employee) – Manatí, PR – December 23, 2017
Great teaching experience working in the night program mainly with adult students that worked during the day. There I offered several courses, including the integration of computers in Education toi prospect teachers.
I am going to miss being a part of the American University Community
Locksmith/Access Control Project Manager (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – December 4, 2017
This was a wonderful place to work. Except for the commute, I loved all of it. It was tough at first, the University didn't know how to manage our unit since we were both facilities based and public safety and security based. I had 13 different supervisors in 11+ years. Not due to any incompetence on their part but we basically ran our own shop and they didn't know where to put us. I would recommend American University to anyone who is looking for a community based employment opportunity.
Excellent Retirement Program and Benefits
You pay close to $1, 500.00 per year to park on campus.
Being a professor in a university is a great opportunity both to teach and to learn.
Executive in Residence (Current Employee) – Washington City, DC – August 18, 2017
I have a very long commute which is the major driver for seeking a job change. The academic environment is as challenging as you choose to make it. I have made it challenging by creating two courses from a blank sheet of paper that I teach each semester. This has been very gratifying. One course is the subject of a book that will be published in October called "Learn from Failure: The Key to Successful Decision Making." The second course, "Peace Through Entrepreneurship Practicum," will be the basis of my second book to be called "The Business of Peace."
Having the opportunity to innovate and re-invent myself is very important to me. So is operating in a challenge environment and having the opportunity to learn. I have created those opportunities for myself at American University (AU).
Academia is a very malleable environment. There are many areas of opportunity to step up to a challenge through innovation. This is especially true because one gets to do this in a vacuum. It is not a risk taking culture at AU. Quite the contrary. It is risk averse.
I would be very comfortable leaving academia for the right opportunity. Working hard is in my genes. I love it. I love a challenge. I am a high energy guy who want to get thoughtfully conceived things done. I have a ton of successful experience in change management. I have led a very large, international organization as President of American Express Bank, that operated in over 30 countries and had over 3000 employees with $16 billion in assets.
I have also worked as consultant both for a firm (Lobuemore... Associates) and stand-alone. I expect my book, "Learn from Failure..." to serve as a platform for speaking engagements and consulting. However, that will not be enough to satisfy my thirst for challenge.less
Academic year allows for highly flexible time management and time off.
Struggling with filling teaching load requirements.
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – August 8, 2017
...But do it for the job. I loved my experience, but only because of the work itself and the community of the staff. It's not a job you take for the payout. It's a job you take because you'll carry it with you.