English as a Second Language Instructor (Current Employee) – Moline, IL – July 17, 2012
I have worked for BHC for a total of 17 years, and I have loved almost every minute of it. I teach English as a Second Language to international students from all countries of the world. I teach grammar, pronunciation, writing, and reading. The ESL Coordinator and International Coordinator are the best people I have ever worked with in my entire life, and my only regret is that I never got my master's degree when I had the chance. Now I can work as many adjunct hours as they give me, but I can never be full time or get benefits. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the students learn idioms and understand Americans better than they ever have before.
Computer Lab Assistant and Computer Tutor (Current Employee) – Moline, IL – May 13, 2016
I start by opening up the lab and turning on all the computers. I then make sure that all supplies are stocked for the day. Then when students come in I assist them in their learning process. I help them understand their assignments and help teach them the skills they need to succeed.
I enjoyed my time at Black Hawk. I made many contacts both professional and personal working there.
Career Assistant (Former Employee) – Moline, IL – December 1, 2015
I was the face of the college. I helped people with directions and questions about the campus. Answered phones (multi line switchboard) Helped with projects from start to finish (organization, documentation, etc.)
Assisting grounds crew (Former Employee) – Moline, IL – August 27, 2015
A typical day at work was looking on the work-board to see what new and possibly dangerous duties (such as using ride on mowers on extremely treacherous terrain with hills at nearly a 90 degree angle without having any of protections of being an employee) had been added to my work-load. Being continually complained at by bookstore employees and administrators about things not getting cleaned up because I didn't have enough time to do it with only 11 hours a week of work. I learned that B.H.C. not only doesn't treat it's actual employees very well, (moved all janitorial to 3rd shift and then complained daily things weren't getting cleaned up) it treats work-study students even worse. My direct co-workers were nice and friendly, but many of the Bookstore workers and administrators were some of the rudest people I have ever encountered. The hardest part of the job was doing as much as I could during 11 hours a week of work after being cut down from 31 hours a week to listen daily to administrators complaining about something not getting done. The most enjoyable part was being able to work by myself at a steady pace as long as I stayed busy.
Some friendly co-workers, being able to work where I attend school.
Hours cut to nothing, Extremely rude administrators, Continually trying to add new and dangerous duties to my workload.
Ambassador (Former Employee) – Galva, IL – November 4, 2014
Job description: Traveled to high schools in surrounding areas and recruited for Black Hawk College, made and ran power point sides and presentations, organized, set up and ran recruiting tables at conferences and conventions, helped set up and run open houses, entered prospective student data onto excel for mailing and contacting information
I learned the different angles of recruiting high school students to college
The management was helpful in providing resources and educating workers on recruiting.
The co-workers were hard workers and fun to work with.
The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know and build friendships with the people that enrolled to the college I was recruiting for.
Student Nurse (Former Employee) – Moline, IL – April 7, 2015
As A student nurse at Black Hawk College, I was successfully able to gain the insight, knowledge and skills required to become a nurse. I was able to learn and apply critical thinking skills towards my patients. The hardest part of the job is losing patients to an illness, this is by far, the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable was being able to connect with patients and offer them something more that just robotic healthcare. Being able to be a helping hand, or just listening to them goes a long way.
Computer Lab Assistant (Current Employee) – Kewanee, IL – February 27, 2015
I am very grateful for the time I have spent with Black Hawk Community Education Center. I was given the opportunity to learn and help others learn. I truly wish that my position has not come to a time allotted end. I met and worked with an amazing variety of people and feel I learned so much with them and about them.
working at a place designed to help you learn while working there.
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) – Moline, IL – July 22, 2013
I initially took this position to lend a hand while the office transitioned to using a brand new program in which they had to completely change their entire system of operation. I did a lot of data entry and then began doing general clerical duties as they extended my stay. My coworkers were pretty helpful, some were uncertain of my job position but, others helped me to fit in just fine during the duration of my employment. There weren't too many difficult parts to this job. I enjoyed this position very much.
Assistant to Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – Moline, IL – April 10, 2012
Lamination of posters, etc for different departments of the college, organizing and cleaning supervisors work space. watered her many plants, I worked in the office with other graphic designers and assisted them with there work spaces some as well.
friendly, encouraging atmosphere
worked it in between classes & full time job, travel time
Administrative (Current Employee) – Moline, IL – December 1, 2012
Great work environment with productive staff. Everyone is very friendly and highly professional. Staff/faculty maintain a great relationship with students and other members. Always a pleasant place to be.
Great place to work and wonderful to interact with young college students!
Facilities & ITS Departments Assistant (Former Employee) – Moline, IL – November 21, 2013
A typical day at work was anything but typical! There really was no "boilerplate" one could write that would describe this job as it was ever changing. Even so, doing the same tasks on the same days of each week would be boring! It was challenging but there were aspects of the job that I absolutely enjoyed doing and a few that I did not.
I learned a lot about the college's finance system by working closely with the Finance Department. Any one of them was always willing to sit down and explain anything to anyone who was truly interested in learning.
I enjoyed working in the ITS and Facilities Departments as my co-workers were great to work with and also to learn from. While I have extensive knowledge of how to be an Office Assistant, I always try to learn as much as possible about my employer and functions of the department(s) I work in. I would not say that I am able to function as an IT Manager, but by asking questions of certain co-workers, I learned quite a bit about how ITS functions! I also learned a lot about Project Management from both the Facilities and ITS sides of each project - and there were a lot of capital projects going on at the college while I was there - and became very familiar with the day-to-day workings of the Maintenance, Grounds and Custodial sub-departments of Facilities.
The hardest part of the job was juggling the many capital projects and trying to keep track of Facility expenditures as well as ITS expenditures for the same project as well as the day-to-day general expenditures.
The most enjoyable part of my job was the little bit of interactionmore... I had with quite a few students of all ages, backgrounds, and diversity. I take great pleasure in knowing that I touched the lives of these folks even if just for a semester or two - and they also touched mine.less
free use of the fitness center and free lunchtime exercise classes
turnover of employees was high including upper management.