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 – more... 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. – less
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
A typical day would include checking emails, confirming meetings, making coffee, checking messages, greeting Dean, delivering documents across campus, sorting and delivering mail to sub departments, answering phones, escorting Dean to and from meetings, taking minutes in meetings, filing, maintaining inventory, closing office. I learned the meaning – more... of (other duties as assigned) lol. Also the best ways to manage your time. How to properly "multi-task" with time sensitive projects. Management was good I must say, at the end of the day we knew what we had to do, the Dean did not have time for flaws, so we were to manage ourselves on daily functions. My coworkers would be considered as the entire School of Nursing Department, however there were only two others I worked with in the Deans office – less
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Baltimore, MD – July 26, 2013
Cons: no benefits, low-income and no advancement in the company.
I work at Coppin State University, in The Division of Institutional Advancement. Here I work for a team of professionals who bring in funding and financial supports from partners outside of Coppin.
I typically show up around 8:30 a.m.. All day I make changes in our system, update information, answer calls, file information, schedule appointments, attend – more... meetings, create spreadsheets..."Personal Assistant" is a good way to put my primary job,as a customer service employee. Dealing with the people in my office is easy--it helps when they understand I'm busy (and by myself), and they are kind not to dump a load of work on me. I enjoy my job. I like it when I can help others, and I can get the assignment done accurately and efficiently. My colleagues like it too. It makes them feel special and important; plus they always praise me for good work.
From 8:30 a.m until 5:30 p.m my day goes pretty smoothly.However, there is sometimes a co-worker who does not like to share praises or feels they do not get enough praise. So dealing with a complaint to an offended coworker is probably the worst part of my job. It doesn't really happen much at all since I'm a very easy going person. But, when it does, I quickly handle the situation in the most professional manner:"Kill them with kindness."
On a bi-weekly basis I meet with my supervisor. I break down the day and discuss the productive and effective parts of the work day as well as talk about ways to be more productive. I then bring it all up, take everything one step at a time so that during the week I can perfect and tighten my office skills. – less
Computer Instructor (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – July 2, 2013
Depending on each semesters course load, I work Monday through Fridays. The Management is excellent and the co workers staffs are Friendly and wonderful to always work with. Beyond the hardest Parts, I love the work environment, I learn a lot socially and academically.
Police Officer III (Corporal) (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – June 30, 2013
Pros: great learning atmosphere
Coppin State University was a great foundation for my professional career. A typical day consisted of monitoring the campus for offenders of Maryland State Laws Community service initiatives Technical writing for grants,policies, proposal and policies Management of subordibnates There was no hard part of the job