New Student Orientation (Current Employee) – Grayslake, IL – June 4, 2016
New student orientation (NSO) is the biggest part of the job as a student ambassador. A typical NSO lasts about 5 hours. I learned how to interact with a group of people and how to be a leader. You have to make sure that your group gets a solid knowledge of the college. One of the more difficult parts but at the same time, one of the best parts of the job is to connect to your group.You usually don't know the students you are giving a tour, but still you have to be able to get them excited about their career in college. Once you get that connection, and you starting to realize that you are part of their journey, this is the best part of the job.
Student Trustee (Former Employee) – Grayslake, IL – June 1, 2016
The people whom I worked with had a clear passion for helping students, and I enjoyed working with them. The hardest part of the job was balancing my studies, work, family, and extracurricular activities. The most rewarding moments were helping students and making a difference within the campus.
PHP Developer (Former Employee) – Greyslake – September 30, 2015
I built a custom system that delivers books to students with disabilities. The system allows students to select from existing book materials such as pdfs, html, and other digital format in a cart. The student can then log into their account and download the books after the college administration approves their requests.
This was a fun position and the product is very effective.
Intake/Clerk (Former Employee) – Grayslake, IL – August 6, 2015
College of lake County is a school that opens many doors to its students. This job was an impulse in my career to go in the search of better job positions, that is the reason I am taking the risk of applying at clerical/receptionist jobs that are opened.
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Waukegan, IL – July 16, 2015
College of Lake County was a part time job. I worked at the Waukegan Campus one night a week, teaching adults in the business workplace about the conventions of grammar and writing.
Management was available to help with materials and lesson planning if needed. The most difficult part of the job was a three-hour class once a week. The most enjoyable part of the job was watching my adult students learn how to correctly write correspondence. I learned that there was much for me to learn. I grew from this experience.
Food Service Worker (Former Employee) – Grayslake, IL – June 29, 2015
I refill condiments as much as possible. I balance a till by the end of the day. Was hard working with manager. I don't have a job and my former manager moved from Illinois to Arizona and works at Arizona State University
Seeing young Navy men and women learn skills for use in the fleet was very rewarding
Instructor/curriculum designer (Former Employee) – Great Lake, IL – June 15, 2015
My four years with the College of Lake County were mostly working with young sailors teaching them basic electronics or developing the curriculum they learned from. The environment easy to work in but the compensation was very low for the hours required. Seeing these young people get excited about what they were learning was very satisfying.
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) – Grayslake, IL – February 24, 2015
I gained lots of good experience from this job. I was able to brush up on some of the skills that I had an also learn new things. It was only a summer job, but had it opened up to me full time I probably would have stayed.
Student Worker in Technical Theatre Department (Former Employee) – Grayslake, IL – January 28, 2015
Work days started as early as 7 AM and ended as late as 7 PM, especially during summer musical productions. Days included anything from organizing props to building elaborate sets with different woods and metals, utilizing anything from spray paint to a pneumatic stapler. My management was intent on creating a friendly work place environment, while also completing tasks efficiently and with precision. The hardest part was learning how to use the different tools and equipment, but that was easily overcome with practice and slowing down to speed up. The most enjoyable part was the process of building, and the reward was seeing it all come together.
Great people all working together to continuously improve all aspects of the college
Office Associate - Facilities Department (Former Employee) – Grayslake, IL – January 26, 2015
Working as an office associate in the facilities department at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, IL for almost 9 years (some time spent as a student worker) taught me so much about teamwork and most of all about people in general. My department was in charge of all of the building's grounds, maintenance, heating and cooling, and custodial. A typical day at work involved general office duties and providing direct support for the Facilities Director and other department supervisors. This job required strong customer service involving all different kinds of people, including but not limited to staff, faculty, students, vendors, outside event coordinators, and various members of the community. Every day was different and I loved the constant multitasking. The hardest part of the job was also in a way the most rewarding part as well - having to think on your feet in a quick but effective manner in solving various issues, dealing with difficult people, and most importantly following through with each and every person to ensure the customer was happy and the job, whatever it may be, was done right.