Receptionist, Student Resource Center (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – June 8, 2017
My typical day would be to go to class and afterward go the my reception job. While I was working as a receptionist, I was also encourage to work on my homework when there were no other students needing to schedule a session with a tutor. I enjoyed this position very much. There were not hard part in this job.
was being rewarded to do my homework while working
Working off location made working for Champlain College as easy as opening my laptop. A few times per week my supervisor would email me work to do for the landing page for the Communications and Creative Media Division. This would include creating content for the main slider on the homepage and occasionally writing my story covering an event or documentary 0-5 hours per week. I would meet with my supervisor for additional work such as creating a large poster advertising a new program within the CCM Division 2-3 times per month
I got this position through the work study program at Champlain College. I applied online and got a response very quickly. After a simple meeting with my manager, I was set to start working. The hours were perfect, and did not interfere with my schedule.
Faculty Member (Current Employee) – Burlington, VT – January 3, 2017
The Champlain College community is a great community to work with, even as a non-full time instructor. There is a great diversity of faculty and studies which makes for a welcoming environment and enriching one to be part of as a teacher and life-long learner
This job is basically being a mom, and finding that balance between being the "good cop" and the "bad cop" because you want to be someone residents can go to, but also do your job in reinforcing the rules of the school.
Reformatting the current volunteer program (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – April 13, 2015
I was meeting new organizations and making connections through my internship. A typical day involved arranging meetings and scheduling appointments. I learned how to keep track of my appointments and learned time management.
The management was amazing. I loved working there the supervisor that I had was really great. She worked to make the job enjoyable and I was given freedom to work on my own projects and she checked in at the agreed upon intervals.
I worked on my own most of the time both in the office and out. I was the only representative for Champlain College at my meetings.
The hardest part of the job was finding a mutual time that worked for the community partners and myself.
I really liked getting out in the community and interacting with the different non profits in the Burlington area.
Assistant Director in Student Life Division (Former Employee) – Burlington, VT – June 19, 2014
Champlain College is a decent employer, but suffers from poor management at the top levels. The school is too student friendly and hand-holding; employees feel as though they are working for a high school or middle school at times as opposed to an institution of higher education.
Working as an office assistant for Champlain College allowed me to gain more understanding of familiarize myself with programs such as Microsoft Excel and Datatel.
On one hand, it was great to know how much I was doing to help the office run smoothly and efficiently, but on the other hand, it was frustrating to know how much more work I was doing than my supervisors.
Taught Advance Programming in the Unix Environment in "C"
Computer Science Professor (Former Employee) – Burlington, Vermont – August 2, 2013
Teaching is a very rewarding activity, I would prepare for the class and teaching this three days a week. I learned that I really like teaching. Management was comprised of the Dean who had very predetermined ideas about how to test which involved a lot of memorization and no network access which I found incorrect. I had little contact with other professors besides the Dean. The hardest part of the job was working within the Dean's philosophy of education. The most enjoyable part of this job was teaching the students.
I am now working my second job at Champlain College. During my freshman year, I worked at the satellite campus assisting in renovating the school's website. This upcoming year I will be a Student Peer Advisor who assists freshman students during their transition into college.
Close to Campus, Flexible Schedule
Missed lunch due to conflict in class schedule/work schedule