Information Technology (Current Employee), Charleston, SC – October 16, 2014
Pros: holidays, free bus
Cons: state health care, lack of management/direction, funding, inability to change
Good environment for gaining experience or planning to retire. Management is very laid back, but also lacks direction/organization. Overall lack of understanding on how to operate and run a modern business. Very hesitant to change.
I loved working at the College of Charleston. I learned a lot and gained a lot of mentors. The management invests in their employees and the environment is very special in that your coworkers are more family than colleagues.
NCAA D-I Cross Country and Track & Field Athlete (Former Employee), Charleston, SC – May 8, 2014
I loved my time at College of Charleston. Being a collegiate athlete taught me how to be a good team leader and role model and how to balance all aspects of life. I learned how to collaborate and communicate effectively with others. My experience with the team is one I will treasure forever.
Business Manager (Former Employee), Charleston, SC – March 23, 2014
This job was a high demand and full of lots of movement every day type of job. It consisted of accounting and numbers processing all day long. Managing a large department of over 60 and handling more than 11 budgets became one of the most challenging parts of the job. This took a toll on the work/life balance and work would have to go home daily to – more... keep up with the high demands of ordering for all the large department members needs and inventory. The most enjoyable part of the job however, was the people I got to interact with to make all the pieces of the puzzle fit together just right. There were the real hero that made me shine and I got a change to say thank you to them for making me able to be a success. – less
Resident Assistant (Former Employee), Charleston, SC – February 3, 2014
Pros: free meals during meetings
Cons: little hours, information not being correctly explained among employees
A normal day was full of learning and adapting to changes. The greatest part was leading a group of about 40 girls and influencing their lifes for the better of their career and time as a first year College student at the College of Charleston. I learned how to plan events and stay organized
As a private tutor for Business Statistics students I am responsible for coordinating one-on-one sessions with struggling students. When students contact me seeing assistance I am able to find time in my own schedule to ensure that they receive the help that they need.
Managing a 3.82 GPA and tutoring roughly twenty hours a week is no easy task, however, – more... I feel that the time management skills I have gained will help me a great deal in my future workplace. – less
Evening and Weekend Facility Manager (Former Employee), North Charleston, SC – August 19, 2013
Pros: flexible lunch time, camaraderie, fun coworkers- like family, office parties
Cons: little room for advancement, difficult to get a promotion, lots of budget cuts, red tape
I enjoyed the time I spent working at the LGC. The only reason I left the position was to accept a full-time position WITH health benefits. With all the budget cuts in public education-- it was difficult to stay on without benefits. It took 6 months alone just to get a pay raise of a few more dollars an hour. And even then-- it had to be fought for. – more... There are also a lot of rules / regulations / "red tape" as I call it in the higher education field. You always have to have a dozen people review something before it can be implemented. This position would be frustrating for a creative/ innovative person looking to make changes quickly. Overall, fantastic place to work. Loved all my coworkers and the camaraderie we shared. – less
Sottile Theatre Stage Hand and AV Tech (Former Employee), 66 George Street, Charleston, SC – May 29, 2013
The college worked around my class schedule, and allowed me to set my own schedule. I had the opportunity to attend lots of interesting events all across campus, and worked with many interesting people.
Senior Team Leader/Peer Mentor (Former Employee), Charleston, SC – December 20, 2012
I loved working for the College of Charleston Libraries. I was able to take on leadership roles that helped me in the workforce now. I am very grateful to have been a part of such an amazing group of people.
College of Charleston is a fun and productive workplace with so many varying ways of applying your skills.
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Charleston, SC – July 9, 2012
I've learned how to manage my time more efficiently, become more self-motivated, and work in a constantly changing environment. My employers are very supportive of self-expression and new ideas, and they encourage collaboration among coworkers. There's always time for a coffee break to keep everyone motivated!