I worked for Campus Operations for two years, including two summers. I was on first shift, 7:30-4, cleaning the residence halls. During the summer, we would clean thorough clean the entire dorm; rooms, hallways, bathrooms, lounges, stairs, elevators, if you can think of it, we cleaned it. We would spend 5-10 days at each building then bounce around. So, there is not a residence building on campus I have not been in, aside from Centennial and Falcon Heights, which are not actually owned by BGSU. They outsource their custodial staff there.
More, during the school year, the work is great. You give your supervisor your class schedule and just come in whenever! You mostly do main areas, and things the full-time staff is unable to get it. You meet great coworkers with this job, and it really had a family feel. I created great relationships with all my coworkers and supervisors through Campus Operations. Each semester, you get reviewed, and if positive, get a .25 cent raise. So, if you start as a Freshman, you could be making good money by the time you're a Senior! You cannot keep this job after graduation, which is the only reason I am currently not employed with them. Great job, sometimes really gross (as it is a custodial positon).
Consistent breaks, always leave on time, great coworkers, great hours, very flexible
Residents in the dorms, vomit, used condoms, fecal matter, urine, cleaning toilets, trash, gross things
I'll be attending Bowling Green State University this coming fall, it offers an at home environment which allows all students to succeed. I look forward to beginning my work at Bowling Green this fall.
Great university with growing Construction Management Program
University Adjunct Instructor (Current Employee) – Bowling Green, OH – April 18, 2017
I teach two classes for BG’s accredited Construction Management Program: • Construction Contracting, a 4400 level capstone course for upperclassmen, exploring the legal environment of construction, project delivery systems, project design and bidding law, regulation of the contracting industry, safety and risk management, and construction contracting and contract claims law. • Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution, a graduate level course for students pursuing their Master’s in Construction Management or Architecture; 4400 level topics are explored more deeply and emphasis is placed on contract claims, court processes and dispute resolution.
low pay for adjuncts, which is typical at universities
Swim Instructor and Lifeguard (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, OH – April 18, 2017
Working on campus means they HAVE to work around your university schedule--so that definitely makes it worth it. As for pay, if you are looking for more than minimum, you need to be a grad assistant or a full timer or you're getting JUST above minimum.
Assistant Professor (Current Employee) – Bowling Green, OH – April 9, 2017
A good place for an academic. Fair amount of school resources, but certainly not outstanding salary. Good benefits in unionized environment. Hardest part: working within constraints of existing culture and departmental lack of imagination. Best part:Opportunity to shape my own weekly agenda.
Adjunct Professor (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, OH – March 25, 2017
Working hard to make the best classes possible, and the professors in the school of art were willing to put their all into their classes and students. I learned a ton from my peers, and they are amazing teachers. The pay is terribly low, and very little room for advancement. Their is not enough emphasis on community and culture as a group of teachers. If you are looking for a public university be learn, grow, and be inspired... this is it. If you are looking for a good job with a future, look elsewhere.
I really liked working at bgsu the co workers were nice and the student were awesome if you did your work and come to work you had no problem.
Custodian (Former Employee) – resident halls – February 22, 2017
A typical day for me at BGSU was going to my area to first pick up trash in the hallways as I walked to my area I then would start with my kitchenette wiping off surfaces and sweeping and mopping the floors then moving to the laundry room the same, then too the elevator area I would dust mop then mop and wipe elev. doors down, then moving to the lounges, I would dust furniture and vacuum if needed after that was done I would go to my stairs and sweep and mop and usually have to scrub the walls as I went, then it was on to the bathrooms I would sweep the floors, put tp in and fill soap dispensers then hose the showers and disinfect daily then mop my way out daily. The last part of the day I would vacuum all my hallways. If I finished early I would work on hallway walls and stock my closets. I learned so much at BG but if I had to choose I would say how to get along with all kinds of people and mainly safety. The hardest part of the job was summers we cleaned dorm rooms and we was expected to clean so many a day, its also crunch time, when all the stripping, waxing and shampooing takes place. The best part of the job was the students, they are so up beat and fun, they really keep you on your toes. I really enjoyed them. Management could have been better, it is such a big institution it was hard to have uniform rules I feel it would be hard for the supervisors because their were so many different buildings so it seemed like every building had their own set of rules, they did the best they could.