Overall I had a pretty good work experience at Coppin State University.
Asst. Health Coordinator (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – May 20, 2015
Pros: The support of my immediate superior
Cons: often had to work without pay for periods of time due to contract renewal delays.
Within this position my daily tasks varied according to the desired goals to be met. Funded by the health department, it was a requirement to conduct at least 2-3 small events and 1 major event monthly. It was my job to coordinate all events from start to finish. Some of these duties included creating peer leader scheduling, booking locations for events, hosting both weekly and quarterly meetings, – more... developing internal and external relationships/partnerships, ordering event supplies, and completing the required statistical documentation. My immediate superior was amazing, acting as an intercessor between the peer leaders and the health department and ensuring that the needs of both parties were being met. The most difficult part of this job was getting the university to circulate the contracts for renewal in a timely fashion so everyone could be paid for their services. The most enjoyable part of the job was hosting the many events. – less
Dean Assistant (Former Employee), Baltimore, MD – January 5, 2015
• Answering telephones and greeting clients in person, as well as employees visiting from other divisions and locations. • Communicate verbally and in writing to answer inquiries and provide information. • Set up and maintain filing systems. • Receive and distribute incoming mail and other material. • Maintain schedules and calendars. • Operate office equipment.
Great experience to work with the new generation of leaders.
Peer Coorinator (Former Employee), Baltimore, MD – December 1, 2014
Pros: free room and board, weekly pay, free use of work out facility, day to day engagement
Cons: loud music at times, monitoring minors in a college environment
A typical work day would present itself with multiple responsibilities including: doing a head count at breakfast(ensures we start the day with every person that belongs in the group) which accounts for every student who is under my supervision. We then go over the following day plan (we stay at least one day ahead of daily schedule and activities. After week1 I perform what is called a counseling – more... session that monitors the progression of each individual student in the pre-college summer program. There is lunch, followed by study hall for all the students. This allows each counselor time to prepare for the evening activities assigned to each counselor's students. The co-workers were excellent. We would have meetings to give eachother ideas and brainstorm issues that may be occurring with the students in or outside of one counselors group. The hardest part of the job was monitoring behaviors of the students at night. Due to the college setting their were multiple attempts of students trying to break the rules. The most enjoyable part of the job was scheduling engaging activities and counseling sessions with my students. In offered me the time to connect with my group and understand them on a intellectual and social level, which made me feel like a huge influence on their progression. – less
IT Technician (Former Employee), Baltimore, MD – August 20, 2014
Pros: flexible time
Cons: low pay
Provided me with invaluable experience. The skills that I have acquired as an It technician and lab assistant are still very useful up to this day. My co-workers an my superiors were professional and we really got along very well. Most enjoyable part of the job is basically helping and resolving issues of students as myself.
Productive and challenging with the ability to learn as you go
Executive Asst/Coordinator of Student Activities (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – June 18, 2014
Pros: flexible, small, and caring
Cons: compensation, advancement
Coppin State University provides to the ability to work alongside other colleagues with similar interest. Coppin is a family oriented environment where it is small enough to know people by their name and not just their title.
A typical day at work consisted of managing files, creating labels for outgoing correspondences. I learned how to create binders for graduation and current courses offered. I did not manage any one. My co-workers were pleasant and great to work with. There was nothing hard about my job. I enjoyed everything about my job.
Accountant Clerk (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – May 13, 2014
Pros: opportunity to develop my skill sets
Cons: no training
In a typical day my task would include but were not limited to:
Preparing Financial Statements Developing/Drafting procedures, for higher level employees Answering Phones Attend Meetings Prepare PowerPoint Presentations Interpreting Financial Data to non-financial based audiences Assisting Students with their frustrations Creating Budgets Creating an Inventory file for sensitive equipment campus wide Taking Physical Inventory Assisting Professors and other employees with budget questions Filing Creating PDF files Emailing Faxing Making Copies
Additionally this Job does not provide any training; a lot of skills I have developed on my own.
Receptionist/Switchboard Operator (Former Employee), Baltimore, MD – December 28, 2013
Pros: pay, overall experience
Good Job, Great Exposure, Clerical work, filing, scheduling, worksheets, answering telephones, directing calls, taking messages. I really enjoyed this job, there were no negatives about being a receptionist. I loved organizing and sitting behind a computer