English/ESL Tutor (Former Employee) – Yuma, AZ – August 7, 2014
When I tutored for Arizona Western College, it was a joy and the most enjoyable and memorable job I have had to date. I loved the students I worked with, I loved my boss, and I greatly enjoyed the opportunities I had to sit in with classrooms and ITN classes.
Unfortunately, it was still work-study related, so there was no room for advancing unless you were hired as an actual employee of the school rather than just a tutoring associate. Also, because it was work-study, the pay could be as little as $6.00 (at the time I worked).
Even so, I got to practice my communication skills, my empathy, and my ability to assess the people and environment around me. Honestly, if it wasn't so expensive to survive, I would absolutely return to doing that job.
constant communication and feedback
no advancement, no benefits, less than minimum wage
English Tutor (Current Employee) – San Luis, AZ – July 3, 2014
I am a writing tutor at AWC, in this place one gets to know a lot of people from many places. What I like about being a tutor is that you have to work with people who are looking to be more successful academically speaking.
Residential Life Programing Assistant (Former Employee) – Yuma, AZ – June 24, 2014
• Facilitate daily operations of the Campus Life Office including but not limited to processing student IDs, answering phones, responding to program inquiries and directing students appropriately. • Modify and schedule appointments, logistics for programs and preparing the necessary paperwork and requests, etc. • Manage multiple calendars, track, calculate and maintain databases as well as assist with resident hall summer camps. • Update the Residential Life website, Blackboard, Outlook, Datatel, contacts, brochures, bulletin boards and assist with the making of flyers and posters while keeping all publications current.
Community Service Worker (Summer Volunteer) (Former Employee) – Yuma, Arizona – June 5, 2014
I learned new skills in order to obtain a job. We would go to schools and clean them and some days we would also visit elderly people's houses and clean them as well. The rewarding part was watching how these people were pleased with our performance and their happiness.
Worked in the Registration & Financial Aid Departments
Financial Aid Specialist (Former Employee) – Yuma, AZ – January 8, 2014
Working for Arizona Western College was very fulfilling. Assisting students with their educational experiences was fun and gratifying to see them accomplishments and transferring to universities or acquiring jobs.
Technology Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Yuma, AZ – November 10, 2013
Arizona Western College is a great place to work at everyday is fun and different not your typical routine job. I've learned a lot about computer management and system administration. Also including how to utilize, customize, and install technology devices like SMART-Boards, Extron switches, Kramer VGA splitter, audio systems, video conferencing systems like TANDBERG units. I've definitely increased my communication and listening skills dealing with the conference and events customers and also by supporting and solving the technology problems that the faculty and staff of the college encounter day to day. Management is very flexible and supportive. I'm very glad that I work with an awesome team of technicians from which I've learned a lot. My co-workers are very professional, friendly, and fun to work with. The hardest part of the job is keeping up with all the new technology advances, accumulation of work orders, and dealing with disorganized projects. The most enjoyable part of the job is that every day is different and that I have the support of my supervisor and co-workers.
great environment, employee benefits, paid vacations
Teacher's Aide (Former Employee) – Yuma, AZ – September 5, 2013
Greeted and directed clients upon arrival. Answered and directed incoming calls. Scheduled appointments for clients. Interviewed clients for eligibility. Updated and maintained client information into the computer system. Filed client applications by name and social security number. Tracked expenses for La Paz, Mohave and Yuma Counties. Reviewed and corrected applications for completeness and accuracy in order for clients to receive assistance.